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Thread: Repairing Fabric on a Recliner

  1. #1
    Super Member
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    Jan 2011
    Louisville, KY

    Repairing Fabric on a Recliner

    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?

  2. #2
    Power Poster
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Ontario, Canada
    What kind if fabric is it? An open weave may need something fused to the back so the edge doesn't fray out. If that is the case I would fuse a piece of fabric to the underside first if you can get the iron in there. If not, put some fray check along the edge and then use upholstery thread and a needle to mend the tear. I have used upholstery thread to mend a tear in a leather couch on an arm seam and it worked quite well.

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