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How to Repair a Leather Jacket Like an Expert Would

How to Repair a Leather Jacket
Repairing a leather jacket is the best possible way to salvage it from damage. This article will help you with the mending work.
Bidisha Mukherjee
Last Updated: Feb 26, 2018
A leather jacket can be used for several years, however, a rip, tear or holes on the jacket is a common occurrence. As they say, a stitch in time saves nine, fixing the jacket in the nick of time is sure to make it last for a while.
Thoroughly clean the damaged part with a good quality cleaning product. Remove the liner along the seam, so that the underside is accessible.
Cut a leather patch large enough to cover the area. Stick this patch to a small piece of canvas material with the help of fabric glue. Once the applied glue is dry, fit the canvas backed patch into the hole from the back side using leather glue.
If the size of the tear is small, hold the torn part tightly with your fingers and apply the glue with the help of a toothpick. Take a small piece of cloth and attach it to the underside with a water-based glue.
Broken Zipper
Cut the stitches of the old, damaged zipper with the help of a small knife or seam ripper. Place the new zipper on the jacket where it has to be stitched and then pin it up with a few safety pins so that it does not get displaced. Open the zipper and stitch both its sides on to the jacket with needle and thread. After it is secured, remove the safety pins.
Instead of folding it, hang it on a wide padded hanger. To prevent the leather from drying out, you must condition it regularly. Keep it clean by wiping it off with damp cloth immediately.