How to Repair a Hole in a Leather Couch

By Joshua Bailey

Leather sofas are common furniture choices because they are easy to clean, sleek-looking, and do not tear easily. If a rip occurs and a hole forms, do not worry about needing expensive professional repair. All you need are a few simple supplies that you can buy individually or that already come in a leather repair kit.

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Leather couch rips and tears are simple to repair.

Step 1

Cut off the jagged edges of the hole with sharp scissors and remove extra stuffing sticking out of the hole.

Step 2

Apply a layer of leather filler inside the hole. The filler is a mix of liquid leather compound and adhesive. Dry the filler with a hair dryer, preferably on low, to speed up the drying time. Add another layer of leather filler without drying it. Stickiness will help the sub-patch bond to it quickly.

Step 3

Apply a small amount of glue around the perimeter of the torn area.

Step 4

Place the sub-patch over the hole, pressing firmly around the edges to help the bonding process. Allow the glue to dry completely for about an hour.

Step 5

Dip the corner of the cloth in the leather protector and gently swipe it over the sub-patch. Let it dry for an hour.

Step 6

Soak a small area of a cloth with leather color. Wipe it in one motion across the patch onto the rest of the leather so that it blends easily.