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Our good leather chair has developed a tear in one arm. Dh asked me if I can fix it and I have no idea how. :confused: I looked on line and saw leather repair kits that make the repairs look easy but some websites say that the results, unless you're a professional, are less than stellar. Other sites recommended stitching the tears but you also end up with the chair looking like Frankenstein. Is there any hope for salvaging it? :bigear:

 

Thank you!

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How long ago did you buy it? Our leather furniture was guaranteed for a couple of years. If there was a rip or tear within that time the store would have it fixed for free. Or call an upholsterer just to see how much it would cost to have them fix it. Sometimes we assume something will be astronomical and it really isn't (of course sometimes it still is!)

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How long ago did you buy it? Our leather furniture was guaranteed for a couple of years. If there was a rip or tear within that time the store would have it fixed for free. Or call an upholsterer just to see how much it would cost to have them fix it. Sometimes we assume something will be astronomical and it really isn't (of course sometimes it still is!)

 

Unfortunately, we bought it around 6-7 years ago. The warantee is expired. :crying: I'll have to check the upholserers around here to see how much it would cost to be fixed, hadn't thought of that. Thanks!! :001_smile:

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in Deerfield, IL. Ask for Pat. Tell him I sent you.

 

PM me if you want my last name.

 

We had tears in our leather furniture a few years ago, and he sent out a guy who was amazing. He had what looked like a painting kit- he mixed a color to match out furniture perfectly, applied a patch and dried it with a hair dryer (the heat cures the patch) and it looked as good as new. The patches have held for several years too.

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