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Having a leather sofa is an expensive essential you wouldn’t want to lose or have to throw away because of a reparable tear. Yet, it is not very common for people to know what to do in these situations since a leather couch sounds difficult to mend even though it is not. This is an effective technique that only requires a few materials and a basic sewing technique to get your sofa back in shape.

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    • Clean the area with small amount of alcohol on a damp washcloth.

  2. How to Fix a Tear on a Leather Couch: step 2, image 1 of 2 How to Fix a Tear on a Leather Couch: step 2, image 2 of 2
    • Measure the length and width of the tear to determine how much subpatch will be needed.

    • Add an extra 1 cm border to each side.

    • Cut the subpatch according to the measurements.

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    • Place the sub patch in the hole right behind the tear.

    • Position the sub patch to have 1 cm of excess cloth behind the border of the tear, so the thread can adhere to it.

    • Make a few stitches to secure the patch in place.

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    • As an alternative to sewing, you can use vinyl or leather glue to secure the patch in place and close all the flaps of the tears on the surface of the subpatch.

    • Put an even layer of glue behind the border of the tear, adhering it to the patch.

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    • Once the patch is stable and dry, use a spatula to apply the leather repair filler in the crevice until you have an even surface.

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    • Use sandpaper to smoothen and even out the surface once it's dry.

    • Use the sandpaper to remove any excess filler or wipe it off with alcohol on a damp washcloth.

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    • Brush over the heavy filler using a leather paint that matches the color of your sofa.

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