Friday, October 5, 2012

Quick Fixes For Loose Zippers and Too Tight to Button Jeans

I have two great tips to share with you today...



First tip...

Do you have a favorite pair of jeans or pants 
with a zipper that refuses to stay zipped? 
Don't stop wearing them or throw them out!

Here is what you can do to keep that zipper zipped!
All you need is a tiny hair tie - that's it!


Quick Fix For a Loose Zipper on Jeans & Pants...

Follow the easy steps below and your problem is solved:

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I like to use tiny clear elastic hair ties.  
You can find these in the hair accessory section.

How easy is that?!  Problem solved!

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Next tip...

When I was pregnant with my girls and didn't want to wear maternity jeans just yet,
I used a similar technique to give me a few more weeks in regular clothes.

If your pants are too tight to button, here is an easy fix:

Using a larger hair tie, this technique gives you little more room to breathe!


I hope these tips were helpful.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful weekend!

37 comments:

Karen @ BakingInATornado said...

You know how you see a solution to a problem and you think "genius, why didn't I think of that?" Well, genius, why didn't I think of that, so simple and a perfect solution. Followed you back!

Sherry said...

That's great!!! Gotta share this!

Heather F. said...

Love these tips!!

Natalie @ NorthShore Days said...

Yay Mary - I soooooo need the second tip - off I go to put on my new old jeans.....xxx

Lyndsay Dennis said...

Good tips! I found your blog throught the hop and am so glad I did. I love it! I followed and hope you might do the same. :)

Lyndsay @ www.theallmylove.blogspot.com

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Genius! Now I'll be using that second tip A LOT right after Christmas for sure!

Brandy Gunderson said...

great tip now do you have one for snaps on pants that keep popping open?

Dusti said...

Brilliant!!!

wordsfromdusti.blogspot.com

Anni said...

Stopping by from the "Weekend Blog Walk" - new follower :)

xoxo
Anni

Toqua's Crafts said...

I have short hair... guess I need to go buy some hair ties!
Wonderful ideas!

Britney {Jesses Girl} said...

How did I not think of this??! I have a couple pairs of pants that are just BARELY too tight to wear. Problem solved! Thanks!

Cheerios and Lattes said...

Thank you for posting on Saturday Show and Tell! I hope you'll be back this week with more!
-Mackenzie
http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com

Mary ~ said...

Thank you, Karen! I have used this trick many many times :O) Thanks for the visit and follow! Cheers!

Mary ~ said...

:O) Thank you, Sherry!

Mary ~ said...

Thanks, Heather - they can be pretty handy!

Mary ~ said...

Hahaha - happy to help!

Mary ~ said...

Thank you, Linsday! I'll be stopping by! Thanks for the sweet words, visit and follow!

Mary ~ said...

Haha - me too, Danni! Thanks for the visit!

Mary ~ said...

Ha - I wish, Brandi! :O) Thanks for the visit!!!

Mary ~ said...

Thank you!!!

Mary ~ said...

Hi Anni - Thank you - following you too! :O)

Mary ~ said...

Thank you...you better run to the store! Thanks for visiting! Hope you're having a great week!

Mary ~ said...

Happy to help - I'm one of your newest followers. So happy you stopped by my blog, Britney. Hope you have a great night!

Mary ~ said...

Hi Mackenzie,

Thanks for the visit! I will be back this weekend! Thanks so very much for hosting!

Melanie said...

Who would have thought? What a nifty trick. Thanks for sharing.

Rose :: Fine Craft Guild .com said...

Brilliant ! I love easy solutions like this. Do come and link it up at our party http://www.finecraftguild.com/party-35/

sew sweet vintage said...

Cute tip! Following you now. Follow me too at www.sewsweetvinatge.com I posted lacey ghost pumpkin to this party:) Share a facebook like when you have a sec, my page is new:) Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mary ~ said...

I know!!! Thanks, Melanie :O) Thanks for the visit!

Mary ~ said...

I'll be sure to link up. Thanks for the sweet comment and for visiting! Hope you have a great night!

Mary ~ said...

Thank you! I'm following you too! I'll be sure to check out your FB page too :O) Hope you are having a great weekend! Thanks again!

Tulip TrueAim said...

Awesome! I love it and am a new follower. I would be so grateful if you would link this up at Mom's Library! See you there!

Holly @ abakershouse.com said...

what a great idea! Found you through House of Hepworths. Love this idea and I have just the pair of jeans that needs this solution. Thanks!

Bonny @ thedomesticatedprincess.com said...

This is one of those so simple yet brilliant solutions. I wish I had thought of the one for the jeans while I was pregnant.

ter@waaoms said...

great idea!! I have been using a key ring, which I've seen on some tips but this one seems like it might be a little less awkward. I'll have to try it!!! Thanks for sharing. I'm going to look at more of your blog while I'm here. Please do feel free to visit mine though I haven't been updating it recently!

MustangSheila said...

Great tip, bought a pair of jeans online, and can't return them, they're a bit small, but they stretch as I wear them, this will work til I lose a few pounds!! {ha ha right!} :) Thanks so much!! Gotta go grab some hair ties! {I have short hair too.}

Anonymous said...

Loved the idea :) Thanks for sharing!
Sarah

Kate said...

Now this is brilliant especially with the clear elastics!! You're a doll.