Sewing skills come in handy. A month ago, I bought a red purse. It quickly became harder and harder to zip.
So I put on a backpacking headlamp, gathered red thread, needle and a thimble and looked at it closely. Threads were unraveling at one end.
Took 15 minutes to sew the zipper and leather together. Tight enough to zip easily. Not too tight, or it wouldn't close all the way. I used the same holes.
Now the purse is better than new. The zipper is firm and easy to use.
Don't you love it when you fix something?
Life is made up of small successes.