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It's not real leather if peeling. Try gluing it back down and look on Amazon, I think they sell kits to repair faux leather. Good luck.
Try Plasticote Paint (sorry spelling may not be quite right). Otherwise not sure what you could do accept reupholster or stretch covers. good luck!
Kelli is right that if it is peeling, it is not genuine leather. It is most likely bonded leather. Bonded leather cannot be repaired the same way as real leather can.
Many people have had luck with painting leather and leatherette products using a chalky based paint.
So if it's real leather you'll have better luck then if it's faux leather. Some thing you can try are gently sandpapering the minor marks like cat nails might do. Or larger peelings super glue back down. There is a leather paint I've heard about but never tried it. Another option if it's really bad is to cover it with a sofa cover, blanket, quilt, etc. Or look around on selling groups because some give away furniture if you ask.
I have had some success using a product called Coconix. It is for fixing leather. It comes with several different containers of paint, pretty much assuring that you will get a nearly perfect color match.
The company is family owned, and is all about customer care.
I got the product from Amazon for $18.95.
If it is peeling, then most likely is not genuine leather, but bonded leather. Bonded 'leather' is an inexpensive material made from vinyl and bits of leather bonded with heat on to a vinyl backing.
Unfortunately it cannot be repaired in the same way as genuine leather as it does not have the same fibre content.
The best way to extend the life of the couch is to cover it with slip covers or throws.
You can't bring peeled leather back. All you can do is remove the dried "flakes" and dye what's left then after the dye is completely dry (at least 24hours) treat with a good leather conditioner. At least 2 coats. Good luck
I have used matted mod podge, a thin layer to help it last a little longer. If it is too think it will fall off in sheets or crack, rather then pieces that are hard to pick up.
For scratches or faded areas that are not peeling I've used shoe polish in a similar color. Just like when you use it on shoes, apply the polish lightly to the desired areas, let it sit for a minute or two then use a clean, dry cloth to buff the area. Note: I only had a few scratches and small faded areas (about the size of my hand) not large areas like you show in your picture.
It's probably a good idea to condition the material first (either leather or vinyl) and give the conditioner some time to soak into the material (a few days to a week) before using the polish. I had used a conditioner several months prior to having the idea of using brown shoe polish so I didn't bother with a conditioner right before using the polish.
To be honest, I don't know if that is fixable. You might want to try a leather treatment oil. I had a leather couch and once a week I put a leather treatment on it. I would check at a leather shop to get suggestions. Good Luck!
Or use chalk paint and tinted wax.
There is a product in the auto parts section at walmart which is used to repair leather car seats. I believe this would work beautifully for you as it is basically a flat surface.
If it is real leather use Saddle Soap if Faux leather look for a Vinyl repair kit.
Maybe a Stabilizer painted on?
How To Fix A Peeling Leather Couch