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If you have a ripped cushion that cannot be removed from the couch, use this guide to learn how to repair the hole and prevent the damage from getting worse.

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  • Apply a thin layer of the anti-fray glue to both edges of the rip. Let it dry completely.

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Image 1/1: Crease the fold with your fingers.
  • Fold the edges of the fabric over to make a clean edge and hide any fraying.

  • Crease the fold with your fingers.

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Image 1/1: The thread should match the color of the fabric as closely as possible.
  • Cut the upholstery thread to a length appropriate for the size of your rip.

    • The thread should match the color of the fabric as closely as possible.

  • Thread the needle and tie a double knot at the end.

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Image 1/2: Begin sewing ¾ of an inch from where the rip begins. Image 2/2: You might want to use a pin to hold the edges together while you sew
  • Hold the two edges of the rip together

  • Begin sewing ¾ of an inch from where the rip begins.

    • You might want to use a pin to hold the edges together while you sew

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  • Continue sewing until you are past the rip. Knot and cut the excess thread.

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