Do you ever lose your zipper pull? The one on my purse, a nice leather pull, is about to come off the zipper entirely. I've been thinking for awhile about how to replace it when it inevitably breaks off. I suddenly had the solution, as I was packing my boys for our trip. I don't know why I didn't think of it before. And, you all will probably wonder why I'm bothering to blog about it...I bet you've already thought of it. :)
As I was packing, I noticed that my little guy's backpack was missing its zipper pulls, too. Once upon a time I'd replaced the pull with a safety pin, to give me something to pull to zip it shut, but it kept opening and poking my hand. Not the safest option.
Instead, I used ribbon! I threaded a little grosgrain ribbon that I had lying around through the zipper and sewed it together at a couple points (um...really quickly, which is why it's so crooked. I was more interested in speed than appearance at this point. If I had been, I probably would have bothered matching the thread, too.). Voila, a new zipper pull!