Dorian
Dorian
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Asked on Nov 10, 2019

How can I repair these leather rounds?

Johnavallance82FlipturnAdrienne Carrie Hubbard | Crafty Little Gnome
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My puppy had some fun while I was distracted. I have no idea how to repair these? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

6 answers
  • Michelle Leslie
    on Nov 10, 2019

    Hi Dorian, here's a great tutorial that will show you how to repair those upholstery buttons - http://schoolofdecorating.com/2012/04/fixing-popped-upholstery-buttons/

  • If you snip them off you can attach new ones

  • Flipturn
    on Nov 11, 2019

    I would advise against snipping the button backings off unless you are sure that the thread holding them in place does not also go through to the cushion back, or inside the stuffing, creating the indentation. If the tension created by this stiff (upholstery) thread no longer exists in the cushion, it will feel looser and the shape will be different.

    • Dorian
      on Nov 13, 2019

      Thank you, I can see exactly what you mean. I actually have a bunch of leather scraps I can use. I really appreciate you taking the time to help me.

  • Johnavallance82
    on Nov 11, 2019

    Hello there,

    Have you thought to try Saddle Soap on them and the rest of the leather too.

    • Dorian
      on Nov 11, 2019

      Yes, I conditioned the sofa two years ago and it’s definitely due for another round. I don’t think that will help with the buttons which are gone but will do it for what is still in tact. Thanks

  • Johnavallance82
    on Nov 12, 2019

    Hello again, Sorry did not see the buttons at the bottom for some reason. Buy more snap together button shapes from Craft Store or Upholstery store, or online. If you measure the button back and get the same size you will be able to just push them on when recovered. (What about a contrast to Pop!)

    • Dorian
      on Nov 13, 2019

      Thanks. I might have to try that if I can’t match the leather. Thanks again for the suggestions.

  • Johnavallance82
    on Nov 13, 2019

    Hello again Dorian,

    Check for spare leather under the base and around the frame internally!

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