Fixing a zipper pin can be a hassle. Some sites claim that it is impossible to fix a zipper pin. While it is not false, it is not entirely true either. It is the most challenging setting to do when it comes to zippers. But it is not impossible to do. You just need the right tools and size pin to do it.
What Is a Zipper Pin?
The zipper pin is the component placed on the opposite side of the zipper box. The pin goes inside the zipper box and holds the zipper in place. The pin plays an essential role in stabilizing the whole zipper.
Without the zipper pin, it will fall apart from the bottom as soon as you close the zipper. The pin makes sure the whole zipper stays together and lines up the pusher to push at the right angle to join them together.
How Do You Fix the Insertion Pin on a Zipper?
Many people label it impossible to fix the insertion pin on a zipper. While it is not impossible, there are several reasons for it. One, the zipper pin usually gets lost, and finding a replacement fit is hard. And two, changing the whole zipper would be easier to do than just finding a replacement pin.
That being said, if you really want to keep the zipper and just replace the pin, you can do that, provided you found the right size pin to fit with the zipper. Here is how you can replace the pin:
1. Details of Insertion Pin Fix
If the insertion pin is not working correctly or you lost the pin and want to change it –
First, you will need to find a replacement pin. Pins are usually not sold separately. So, you will need to find a zipper with the same size pin as your zipper.
Second, once you get the right size pin, cut the pin off from the zipper. Suppose you find it hard to cut it from the zipper. In that case, cut the pin with one tooth of the zipper. Then separate the tooth from the pin later.
Third, now you have the pin, stitch the pin on your old zipper. Line it up and sew it in a way it holds in place. Make sure to do some reinforced stitch, so it doesn’t break while in use. And you are done. Now you can use the zipper again without worrying about it breaking.
2. Fix a Zipper Pin With a Straw
A lost or broken zipper pin can be fixed with a straw if you don’t want to search for a pin replacement. The staw will work as a replacement pin in this case.
To fix the zipper pin with a straw –
First, cut a small piece of the straw. The piece should be the same size or bigger than the initial zipper pin. Second, open up the straw by vertically cutting it from the middle.
Third, once the straw is open, use double-sided tape on the inside of that straw piece.
Fourth, place the straw where your zipper pin was. After putting it where it is supposed to go, use a tweezer or plier to pinch it hard. This will flatten the straw, allowing it to go inside the zipper box.
Now cut any excess part of the straw, and you are done. The straw will act as a replacement pin and hold the zipper together.
How Do You Fix a Zipper Stopper Pin?
The zipper stopper is the part that stops your zippers from falling off. They can be placed on top, bottom, or both sides of the zipper. And on top of that, they are straightforward to fix.
You have a few ways to fix a zipper stopper. However, the best way to fix it in case you lose your zipper stopper is to buy and replace the zipper stoppers. Unlike zipper pins, zipper stoppers are sold at the store. You can also buy them online.
Using Replacement Stopper from Online to Fix
To replace the zipper stopper, use a plier to pull them out if you still have them in the zipper. If you don’t have them in the zipper, skip this part. Now take the zipper stopper you bought and place it where you want the zipper to stop.
After placing it, use the plier again to push them down on the zipper. This will make them stay in place. And you are done. You have successfully installed a new zipper stopper on the zipper. Repeat the process for the area you need to install a new stopper.
Fixing a zipper pin is difficult because not all pin comes in the same size. So finding a pin that fits the zipper is pretty hard. So it is often said, fixing a zipper pin is impossible. But as long as you can find the right-sized pin, you can do it. Alternatively, you can use the straw method and ditch the pin altogether.