Mackle* your bag better

*Mackle – vb. to mend in a botchy but successful manner.zip fix1Lettera 32 bag was sporting a hanging zip on one side. So I mackled it better.

Zipper now goes back onto the teeth using cut as entry point.
Zipper now goes back onto the teeth using cut as entry point.
Sew a stopping point into place with a big needle and strong thread.
Sew a stopping point into place with a big needle and strong thread.
Done that bit.
Done that bit.

The zipper was misbehaving further up the line too, with 2 old rips to the teeth. For this, I got out the Sugru.

zip fix8

Extra big blob.
Extra big blob.

I was probably a bit over-generous with the Sugru on that bit, but it works. The bag is now a functioning Letttera 32 carrier. Proper mackled job. Now we can gad about town.

6 thoughts on “Mackle* your bag better

  1. I’ve never tried to fix a zipper. I wish they hadn’t made typewriter cases with them — they’re just not strong enough. And I wish they had put shoulder straps on these cases!

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