A recliner at my daughter's house had a spring break three weeks ago, which means the bottom part of the recliner is always out. She has not made the time to get the soring that will fix it. My 5 year old grandson keeps jumping on it and the lowest section has torn. The initial tear was the seam separating. Now the fabric has torn. I crawled underneath and think it can be repaired. I was thinking decorator fabric thread and a heavy duty needle would be what I use. Any other suggestions?