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Replacing long zip in a fleece
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Old 23-03-2008, 5:50 PM
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Default Replacing long zip in a fleece

My fleece is in other wise very good condition but the zip, although apparently OK will not fit in the clasp, if that's the right word, at the bottom. Sp it looks like either a new fleece or getting someone to replace the zip. If I have read their site correctly I cam get a new fleece for just over 30 from Millets. How much though might it cost to get a full length zip replaced and sewn in, and does anyone know anywhere around Bournemouth Christchurch Ferndown areas that will do it?

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Old 23-03-2008, 6:29 PM
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the repair lady I use charges 10 for that length zip to be replaced.
check out your local drycleaners or shoe repairs [!!] they often have people who do alterations and repairs. Also, bridal shops or small clothing outlets as they often have alterations done.
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Old 23-03-2008, 11:40 PM
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Zips ain't cheap, £10 sounds like very good VFM!
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Old 24-03-2008, 6:50 PM
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I would try SewQuick in the Soverign Centre in Boscombe - they're reasonably priced.
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primark do fleeces for around 5. dont be proud.
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Old 24-03-2008, 7:00 PM
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My local sewing shop charges over 20, I cannot remember exactly, it's something silly like 22.35.

I charge 10 plus zip. Not because it's a hard job, just because it takes over an hour sometimes to unpick the blinkin' thing and I hate doing it. After awhile my eyes start to cross and I just want to burn it.

Many sewing supply shops do this and as has been said most drycleaners. If it's a good quality fleece it's worth it, some of my cheaper ones I cut up for dog blankets rather than put myself through it.
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Old 25-03-2008, 3:36 PM
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Hi, if it's just the straight bit that wont fit in the puller bit (very technical aren't i ) you may be able to fix it by GENTLY inserting a flat bladed knife and wiggling it open a little more.
Afraid it may be trial and error with knife to prise open and pliers to pinch shut but it may just work. I do alterations and this has worked on many occasions and saved people quite a bit of money.Worth a try.
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Old 25-03-2008, 4:51 PM
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Actually we tried julie's suggestion before reading it, and it has worked. Mystery is how the failure came about as I don't recall stepping on it ot anything similar happening. Thanks all!
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