One of the things on my to learn list was how to replace a zipper. I know how to sew one in, but replacing one can be a beast of a different nature. The opportunity presented itself when my husband broke the zipper on a favored pair of pants.
Taking the zipper out required some maneuvering because of all the lining.
After careful consideration, I actually hand stitched this one in.
One less item is now in the mending pile.
As if that isn't enough reward on its own --
I can mark that off my to learn list.
My husband gets to keep these pants.
I didn't have to toss them and shop for another pair.
He didn't pay someone else to fix them.
And biggest bonus of all --
He thinks I am a genius!