Paracord zipper pull instructions

by Markwell

In this article I will show you how to make a paracord zipper pull.

The paracord zipper pull is a project that you may do for fun, but sometimes it is just handy being able to repair broken zippers. The method I will show you is great for using up smaller scraps of paracord that have left over from previous projects.
The zipper pulls are one of my favorite paracord projects to do and I hope you will adopt them as a way of using up those left over pieces of paracord!

Paracord zipper pull varieties

More than one kind exists

Although there are quite a few paracord zipper pull designs out there I will show you how to make the most common one. I find it looks great, is easy to make and more importantly, easy to remember! That is vital, since the greatest use for this project is in times when your zippers break down!

 

The method for making these zipper pulls is the same as you use for making the standard paracord bracelet, meaning through the use of the cobra knot.

 Cross knot zipper pull

The cobra knot itself is also referred to as the square knot in macrame. Some like to call it the solomons knot as well.

 

We will make the zipper pull by alternating the cobra knots on each side. In this way the zipper pull does not spiral as it would if you just made the knots all on one side (which does have its uses, but not with zipper pulls).

 

If I had to describe in word how the knot is made I would do it like this:

You make a 4-shape behind the two core strands and then cross the middle through the front with your vertical strand. Seems complicated does it not?

Well, it is not! This is one of the easiest and fastest paracord projects you can undertake, but it is hard to communicate with words. Images that follow will be of much better use.

 

 

What you need

A few items are needed

For this little projects you will need a small piece of paracord, a lighter to sing the ends of the paracord and a pair of scissors to cut the ends with when you are done.

Standard precautions when using the lighter and scissors apply. Do not play with scissors and do not run with fire. Or is it the other way around?

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Image tutorial for the zipper pull

How to make one of my favorite paracord projects
Starting position
Starting position
Step 1
Step 1
Step 2
Step 2
Step 3
Step 3
Step 4
Step 4
Step 5- making a four to the right
Step 5- making a four to the right
Step 6
Step 6
Step 7
Step 7
Step 8- making a four to the left
Step 8- making a four to the left
Step 9
Step 9
Step 10- now back to the four to the right
Step 10- now back to the four to the ...
Reach a desired length
Reach a desired length
Snip and melt the ends
Snip and melt the ends
Updated: 02/15/2014, Markwell
 
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