How do I repair a small rip in my leather couch seat ?

by Anastasia

Bummed out! One of the kids put their foot with a shoe on it, on the couch and created this tear in the seat cushion. I’m wondering if I can sew it, instead of pay the four hundred dollars a leather repair company wants to do the repair!

  12 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Oct 06, 2019

    Try the leather repair kits sold on Amazon.

  • Sherrie Jones @ home Sherrie Jones @ home on Oct 06, 2019

    Take it to a shoe repair shop. A good one tho! Call around first to find one that will repair a leather couch cushion first.

    • Dan Frain Dan Frain on Jan 14, 2023

      If you take a leather piece to be repaired, you may want to only take in the damaged piece.

      If the cobbler has to take it off the cushion and put it back on, his job will take a little longer and will be that much more expensive.

      Call first and ask. If you are not wealthy, please be sure to ask for an estimate before you authorize work to be done.

      Good luck. Stay safe!

  • Sharon Sharon on Oct 06, 2019

    I use the leather repair kits on my clients sofa, there products are great.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Oct 07, 2019

    Hello there,

    Find a place on the couch or other chair where you can harvest a piece of leather big enough to cover the area. That done place the patch underneath the hole and close the edges of the hole around and on to it. When happy - stick it and the edges in place to form a secure repair. Then when dry, work in either Saddlesoap or polish the colour of your suite to blend in the repair. Overtime it will get better and more acceptable..............Hope that helps.

  • Bettina Poland White Bettina Poland White on Oct 07, 2019

    Check out Heirloom Traditions Paint. You can repair with their Bond n' Flex then use their Finish All or All in One paint to paint the piece. All of their paints now have stretch so they can be used on leather, vinyl and smooth fabric.

  • Debbie Debbie on Oct 07, 2019

    Leather repair kits are also sold at auto parts stores.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jan 02, 2023

    Leather repair Kit? Liquid leather?

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Jan 14, 2023

    Look to Amazon for leather repair kits.

  • Janice Janice on Jan 14, 2023

    Look for a good leather repair kit, it's worth a try before spending $400. They are available at a variety of places such as Auto Supply Stores and Amazon. If you ask at an auto repair place, they may know of someone who details cars and could do the repair on your cushion..

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 26, 2024

    Find a piece of the leather you can harvest and using a glue for leather slip the leather under theee hole . Apply glue to edges of rip and push down on to new leather. When thoughly dry. use leather renovator to blend the colour.