There is an assortment of zipper repair kits. I never thought of repairing them before, but it makes sense. Instead of having to rip out the old one, which you may or may not have a replacement for, you can save time and money by replacing what is wrong with it. I don’t know about you, but it’s hard to replace zippers in coats and jackets, even in jeans.
These are some of the types of kits, I found on the internet:
Zipper kit for; outdoor gear like tents, backpacks and tents
Zipper kit for: clothing
Zipper kit for; tab replacement
Ezy zipper Glide; helps with sticky zippers
I haven’t tried any of these yet, but I intend to in the near future. Do any of you have any recommendation on brand and where to order them?
If you do a lot of sewing, you know there are many different needles you may want to store.
Sewing needle type: regular point, (fine point) ballpoint, (knit material) and chisel point (leather) Sizes 9 for the thinnest to 16 the thickest.
Crocheting needles all sizes
Knitting needles all sizes
Quilting needles all sizes
Regular hand sewing needles; #1 to 10
Self- threading needles (for bad eyes) yes I have several packages. Just don’t pull to hard or the thread comes out of slot.
A few things I forgot to mention are;
Grommets all sizes and shapes (good for canvas and heavy duty material)
Snaps and Velcro, Velcro especially is good for all material (even shoes)
Regular and pinking shears
Seam ripper, it’s a one in a million tool (I own three)
Bobbins for your machine
My husband and I went to a medical/pharmacy store closing yesterday, talk about feeling old, they had everything to make your life easier in case of illness. Anyways I picked up some heavy duty needles, for carpet, canvas, tents, leather, mattress and furs. So keep an eye out for store closings, all of them have something you can use.