Avoid embarrassing moments of your fly or zipper coming undone in public! I learned this handy little trick from my mom [Mom knows best, as always :) ] that sew-ers and non-sew-ers can do themselves! There is very little, if any sewing involved, so anyone can do it.

Technique Materials

Narrow elastic, elastic thread, elastic cord, rubber band or elastic hair tie. Elastic loop should end up being approximately 1 and 1/4 inches (3.2cm) when folded in half.

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    Aug 3, 2011, 12.42 AMby nialew

    Thanks so much, you have helped me ouyt alot !

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      Aug 3, 2011, 02.10 PMby blukimono

      No problem! Glad to hear it helps! :)

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    Jun 30, 2010, 05.04 AMby Abagail .

    This is so helpful. Its something that i should of thought of but it never occurred to me. Its funny because I really love this pair of jeans and I’m leaving on a trip so i tried a safety pin ( Dangerous) and then today I was on here and I was like wow how random i need this. Sorry I just wrote you an essay.

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      Jun 30, 2010, 05.00 PMby blukimono

      That’s fantastic! No worries about the essay, I love hearing stories :) I’m glad this will come in handy for you. I’m sure we’ve all tried the safety pin, and yes, it is quite dangerous! My mom’s been doing this for years, and just the other week I quite accidentally discovered her trick! Easy to do in a pinch with an elastic if you’re in a hurry too.

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    Jun 28, 2010, 11.19 AMby nutmeg1

    haha, i really like this!

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      Jun 28, 2010, 03.30 PMby blukimono

      Thank you! :)

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    Jun 27, 2010, 03.33 PMby solaris

    pure genius! :) Great idea!

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      Jun 27, 2010, 04.06 PMby blukimono

      Thanks! :)

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    Jun 19, 2010, 09.50 PMby jaespence

    awesome! you know what I’ve done…. those little rings that are used in key chains…. i used them for a project at one point, they fit perfectly around the button. love your idea.

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      Jun 20, 2010, 03.06 PMby blukimono

      Cool! The metal ring would be easy to put on and take off too. This tutorial I made was one of my mom’s tips, so I’m sure she’ll be thrilled to hear of others’ tips as well :) Thanks!

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    Jun 18, 2010, 09.58 PMby nicemum

    Well done to that Mum, I know this problem only too well :) Did she have a solution for sons who manage to rip the pull tag off zippers (apart from replacing the whole darn zip)?

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      Jun 19, 2010, 05.41 AMby blukimono

      Hehe, I’ll have to ask her if she knows of any tip for that. Off the top of my head, I can think of making a tab out of heavy grosgrain ribbon or maybe leather, and then attaching it to the pull with a small metal loop (like the kind you can find at a craft store for jewelry). It’s a pain replacing zips, especially on jeans, so I would definitely find any way possible to avoid it! :)

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    Jun 18, 2010, 05.57 AMby hannnc

    Haha cool!

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