How can I fix a zipper that keeps unzipping itself?

United States
December 12, 2008 10:37pm CST
I think the headline was pretty self explanatory. I have a pair of pants that zip up and snap. They're in great shape and I like the way they fit. The only problem is the zipper comes down on it's own. Is there an easy fix for this or do I need a whole new zipper put in?
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• United States
21 Dec 08
I have had this happen to some of my pants in the past. I do not know why it happens, but I do know that the problem can not be fixed. If you really like the pants, you can replace the zipper. If you do not know how to sew well, I would not advise trying to replace the zipper by yourself. You could go to a seamstress if you really want to keep the pants. If the pants are not that important to you, I would not go to the trouble of replacing the zipper. I have done it in the past and it is not very fun lol.
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• United States
28 Dec 08
I can't believe you've replaced a zipper by yourself. I wouldn't even know where to start. I'd like to learn to sew, but I know that's not a very good beginner project. Thank you for your response.
• United States
9 Jun 11
There is definitely an easy and inexpensive fix. I've had the same problem, and after searching the web, I found and purchased a product called ZipperAde. It is an invisible, inexpensive, and washer/dryer safe solution that keeps your zipper in place. A 3 pack is only $4.99. Check it out at
@aprilsong (1886)
• China
12 Dec 11
I think most of us meet such problems, that is: a zip doesn't work well any more. You know, if it is not serious, sometimes i will try to fix it by myself, but if i can't make it, i will go to a dressmaker, most of dressmakers can fix zips. And if they can't fix them, i will ask them to replace a new one for me. The product you recommend is really cool.
@stanley777 (7257)
• Philippines
12 Dec 11
Yes, it's really a problem if the zipper of your pants goes down of it's own.I hope you have check the zipper's lock, if it's broken than there's nothing you can do about it.Since you said you like the fit of the pant, so the best way is to change the zipper itself. I guess changing the zipper wouldn't cost much if you let a seamstress do the job.
• United States
6 Dec 11
this is one fashion crises that i have never had haha i have never heard of this happening before and i do not know that it can be fixed i have racked my brain trying to think of a way but no such luck the only thing i can think of to do is when you are wearing them just discretely check every few minutes to make sure that the zipper is still up if it is down you can turn your back to people or excuse yourself or discretely pull it back up i know how hard it is to find a good pair of pants that fit just right so i do not blame you for not wanting to give them up
• United States
12 Jul 11
No need for a new zipper. I have the same issue and came across a website and ordered a 3 pack for $5. These little things work great. I have them on 3 pairs of pants/shorts and I just leave them on. Will be my stocking stuffers this year.
@Beenice (237)
• Canada
17 Jun 09
I would say try to change this zipper,but I know that to change a zipper from a pair of Jeans,no thank you. So I would think that your days to wear those Jeans might be over.
@SomeCowgirl (32254)
• United States
1 Jan 09
Well I'm not sure how effective it is, it worked pretty good for me.. but if you "lock" it by pulling them up and then the tab down, it sometimes helps... As for what to do, if you don't like the idea of replacing the zipper, then maybe using velcro on the sides of the flap that most pants have?