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Thread: Need advice on repairing jacket

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    Super Member crkathleen's Avatar
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    I picked this jacket up at goodwill last night. It's leather and both pockets have rips. What's the best way to repair it?
    Thanks

    the other pocket is a little more ripped.
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    I would say a zig zag stitch and then cover with a pretty patch.

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    Been there! I put a little patch of sturdy fabric behind the tear and then stitched. Either zig zag or straight stitch, which ever would show less. I used a heavy thread too. A dry cleaner that cleans leather would have someone that could too. Sometimes they use glue though and I didn't like that.
    Looks like a nice warm jacket!

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    Can your machine darn?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    I would say a zig zag stitch and then cover with a pretty patch.
    I agree, except that I would use a piece of leather for the patch and just st. stitch it into place. If you don't have any leather patches...a piece from a glove???or maybe those leather elbow patches from the fabric store?

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    or even faux suede. stitches nicely and doesn't ravel.

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    I agree with using leather patches. They would look like a decorative accent too :D:D:D

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    i would use a patch also, but i would also use rubber cement. that's what they use to shorten leather coats. after that i would slowly stitch by hand right through the rubber cement. if you stitch a "V" pattern at all 4 corners (both ends of both pockets), you'll get a nice tailored detail that will add to the overall look. the "V" doesn't have to be filled in. it should form a triangle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maride
    I would say a zig zag stitch and then cover with a pretty patch.
    good idea.

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