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TootsNYC

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Re: Oh dear - how do I replace this?
« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2012, 02:59:06 PM »
In my case, I'd fix the zipper myself.

Or, if a friend of mine told me this problem, I'd replace the zipper for her. But then, I sew. Do you have a friend or someone else you know who sews?

Sometimes you can replace the zipper pull, and sometimes you can't.
(but if that came off through laundering, you really shouldn't feel terribly guilty about it--it's not like you can do anything)

However, it doesn't sound like that's the problem; it sounds like the zipper head broke. In which case, replacement is the only option.

jpcher

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Re: Oh dear - how do I replace this?
« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2012, 05:59:54 PM »
Agreed . . . it depends on the problem.

If it's the zipper head, where you can no longer attach a pull-thingy, then It would be necessary to look into replacement zipper as other suggested.

If it's just the zipper pull part, instead of a twist-tie or paperclip what about something like this:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Winnie-Pooh-Tigger-Charm-Zipper-Pull-Purse-Clip-Charm-Zipper-Pull-/170923256765?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D11%26meid%3D2953578767454561918%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D1005%26rk%3D4%26sd%3D170763671502%26

CaffeineKatie

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Re: Oh dear - how do I replace this?
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2012, 06:09:38 PM »
ohhhh jpcher--how cute is that?!?!?!  thanks for sharing--I have a Pooh-addicted friend and I see a Christmas gift!

Zilla

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Re: Oh dear - how do I replace this?
« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2012, 07:40:05 PM »
She has been kind and saved you from having to spend extra funds on maternity clothes, and other items you mentioned.  She only asked for these two items back.  In thinking of that, if you can't get the zipper repaired, I would go ahead and replace the costume.  Whether new or in great condition.  I would not present it to her and say, "What would you like me to do?"  and have her feel like she is in a spot.  She already told you she would like them back. 
 
Hopefully it can be repaired.

TootsNYC

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Re: Oh dear - how do I replace this?
« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2012, 07:48:54 PM »
The thing is, a replacement costume is not the same as the costume that Baby Joey wore, and his cousin wore too.

So I'd go to some lengths to get the zipper replaced. Even if it was much more money than the costume was worth.

Zilla

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Re: Oh dear - how do I replace this?
« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2012, 08:53:03 PM »
The thing is, a replacement costume is not the same as the costume that Baby Joey wore, and his cousin wore too.

So I'd go to some lengths to get the zipper replaced. Even if it was much more money than the costume was worth.

His cousin hasn't been born yet, the coworkers asked for the costumes back in case her sister did want them.
 
And if they can't be repaired, I still think they should be replaced.