How to Stop a Jeans Zipper From Falling Down

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A highly taboo subject for almost any child is undergarments, so hearing a classmate say, "XYZ," code for "examine your zipper," can cause a flush face in seconds, and the experience isn't any more pleasant as an adult. So, when you find yourself with a pair of jeans with a zipper that seems possessed, as it constantly unzips itself, you may feel tempted to simply toss them in the trash to save yourself the embarrassment. But you can rescue those otherwise perfectly good pants with a simple and inexpensive quick fix.

Jeans That Button

Pinch a tiny clear hair elastic to flatten it. Thread one end of the elastic through the hole of the zipper's pull. Pull one end of the elastic through the other, and pull that end to tighten the elastic down on the pull.

Zip up the jeans before buttoning them. Pull the elastic up and loop it over the button of your jeans to hold the slide of the zipper up.

Button your jeans as you normally would to conceal the rigged zipper.

Jeans That Snap

Zip up the jeans before snapping them.

Push the safety pin from the inside of the pants to the outside through the zipper tape on one side. Push the pin back to the inside of the pants through the zipper tape on the other side. Do this just beneath the slide of the zipper. The slide won't be able to slide down the teeth of the zipper past the safety pin.

Flip the pull of the slide down, and snap your jeans as you normally would.