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New Video Shows Incredible Hack To Mend Broken Zips With A Fork

New Video Shows Incredible Hack To Mend Broken Zips With A Fork

This is a game changer.

Joanna Freedman

Joanna Freedman

When a zip breaks on your favourite jacket, there's an unwritten rule that the only solution is to throw it out and accept the fact you'll never be able to wear it again.

But now, a new hack to fix your zip has gone viral - and it's literally life changing.

You don't need any fancy tools to restore the zip on your jacket or jeans back to full, working condition.

In fact, all you need is a trusty fork from your cutlery draw. Yep, really.



All you have to do is place the puller of the zip on to the fork's prongs and then gently thread it onto the zipper's teeth before pulling it up as normal.

Sharing the clip on Twitter, popular account Engineering Vids quickly went viral, amassing over 1,300 comments, 47,000 retweets and over 182,000 'likes'.

And, proving the universal scope of the hack, even Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds admitted he was mind-blown by it, telling his followers: "I've waited my whole life for this".

Us too, Ryan. Us too.

The zip hack is blowing people's minds (
Twitter/ Engineering Vids)

"Mother of god....that's using 100% of the brain right there," one person wrote after spotting the clever trick online.

While another wrote: "If only I knew that a few sweaters ago, they wouldn't be in the trash".

As loads of people went on to point out, the catch is that after you've added the zip back on to the teeth, you need to sew down the bottom or add a stopper otherwise it will just slip off again.

But this can be easily done at the same time, and adds just minutes onto the process.

You simply have to thread the zipper through the teeth (
Twitter/ Engineering Vids)

While this hack is only just going viral, it's been a hidden gem in DIY circles for years.


One Twitter page shared a video demonstrating the same hack a matter of month ago.

Meanwhile, there are an abundance of YouTube videos out there showing off the same trick, too.

Featured Image Credit: Pexels

Topics: Life News, DIY, Life, Style

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