So have some fun and see if you can find another way to re-fashion something. You may just surprise yourself. Here's my DIY Style video, with a step-by-step pictorial to follow:
Step-by-Step: Replacing a Zipper on a Leather Shirt by Lacing with Ribbon
1) Here is the $7 top with the zipper missing on the side. The leather is very soft and thin, which made me decipher that it would be easy to cut.
|Leather top by S.A.S., bought for $7 at Marshall's!|
|Three tools needed: Sharp scissors, tailoring pencil for marking, and ribbon.|
|The slits are made for lacing.|
|Lacing is done and the top is now fixed in 20 minutes!|
|I'm a happy fashion camper!|