Easy Do-it-yourself Instructions for Repairing a Small, Clean Cut in your Leather. | Print |
Written by Chris Repp   
Monday, 11 January 2010 01:11

      Here is a video on repairing a small cut in your leather.  You should only attempt this repair on protected leather.  (See the knowing your leather article)  You will need just a few easy tools that you probably already have around your house:

       A soft, white cloth for cleaning, a small piece of thin, strong cloth as sub-patch material (cut an old t-shirt so the edges are not too frayed or get a piece of sub-patch cloth at the fabric store) , scissors, a paint brush w/ a round bottom, Aileens craft glue (Liquid stitch or Unique Stitch from a fabric store will do), a dull paring knife, a straight pin, a hair dryer, a heavy book.

Now just watch the video a few times through and give the repairs a try. 


       Even if you don't find you can do the repair, your attempt will not damage anything.  You can always hire a leather professional to do the work for you. 


       When you complete these steps, you will have a solidly repaired tear that should not reopen or tear further.You will still see a line at the top where the cut was before you repaired it.  If you want a repair that looks more finished off, a leather professional can fill the line, recolor the area and clear-coat protect it.  You can check our service professionals section for the name of a good professional to hire. 


       Let me know how the process goes for you.  You can even send me before/after pictures to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and I'd be happy to post them so you can show off your new leather repair skills.   

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Last Updated on Friday, 03 December 2010 19:10