How to repair a ripped armchair

How to repair a ripped armchair with the Coconix Fabric and Carpet Repair Kit

Has your favorite armchair seen better days due to a rip or tear? Don't despair, because with the help of the Coconix Fabric and Carpet Repair Kit, you'll be able to fix that tear and have your armchair looking like new again. So grab your kit and let's get started on this armchair repair adventure!

How much does it cost to repair a ripped armchair?

When it comes to repairing a ripped armchair, the cost can vary greatly depending on whether you choose to go the professional route or take on the task yourself with the Coconix Fabric and Carpet Repair Kit.

Professional repair services can cost anywhere from $50 to $200 or more, depending on the size and severity of the rip, as well as the location and reputation of the repair service. This cost can quickly add up, especially if multiple repairs are needed.

Coconix Fabric and Carpet Repair Kit

On the other hand, using the Coconix Fabric and Carpet Repair Kit allows you to take on the task of repairing your ripped armchair yourself, saving you the cost of professional repair services. Not only does this save you money, but it also gives you the satisfaction of a job well done. With easy-to-follow instructions and the necessary materials included in the kit, you can repair your armchair in no time and have it look like new again.

It's worth noting that the cost of the kit is far less than a professional repair and will last for multiple repairs. With the Coconix Fabric and Carpet Repair Kit, you can take on any fabric or carpet repair projects that come your way, saving you money and giving you the satisfaction of a job well done.


This repair process is considered to be easy, just take your time and read through the steps carefully.

Time Required:

The time required for this repair will depend on the size and severity of the tear on your armchair. In general, it can take anywhere from a few hours to a full day. But trust us, it's worth the wait to have your armchair looking like new again.

Coconix Fabric and Carpet Repair Kit

Cleaning solution (such as a household cleaner)

Scissors or utility knife (if necessary)

Cotton balls or cotton wadding (if padding is missing)

Step 1

Preparing the Damaged Area

  • Prepare the damaged area on your armchair by carefully trimming any excess threads or burn marks.
  • Clean the area with a cleaning solution and a cloth.
  • If padding is missing from the area you are repairing and the area under the damage is indented, insert cotton balls or cotton wadding and spread it evenly.

Step 2

Adding Backing Fabric (for larger rips)

  • For rips larger than 1/4 of an inch, cut a piece of backing fabric with rounded edges, slightly larger than the damaged area.
  • Insert it into the rip with the spatula provided in the kit.
  • Do not use the backing fabric for repairs smaller than 1/4 of an inch.

Step 3

Mixing the Repair Fibers

  • In the mixing jar, add the matching color fibers and the metal ball.
  • Attach the lid and shake the jar for at least 30 seconds.
  • If your repair requires a custom color, refer to the Color Mixing Guide in the kit to match the color and prepare the mixture using the empty mixing jar provided.
  • Test your mixture by placing a small amount of the fiber mixture on the repair area with the tweezers.
  • Keep on adjusting your mixture until you get the perfect match. Be patient and make small adjustments until the color matches just right.

Step 4

Applying the Repair Glue

  • Apply the glue to the damaged area, under and along the edges, working from the outside toward the center to avoid air bubbles.
  • Fill the damaged area as evenly as possible.
  • Apply a thin layer of glue around the damage to blend in the repair as well.

Step 5

Adding Fibers

  • Take off the lid of the jar and remove the metal ball. Secure the piece of mesh on top of the jar with the rubber band and use this as a sieve.
  • Hold the mixing jar upside down above the adhesive and gently tap the mixing jar. This will gradually sift the fibers over the adhesive.
  • Cover the adhesive completely with the fabric fibers.

Step 6

Finishing the Repair

  • Gently pack down the fibers with the spatula. Duplicate any fabric patterns such as lines or swirls with the spatula on your armchair.
  • Allow 24 hours for it to dry. Once the fabric glue has dried fully, blow off any excess fibers.

Step 9


  • To ensure that your repair lasts as long as possible, it's important to maintain the fabric of your armchair.
  • Use a fabric protector or spray to protect the repaired area from future wear and tear.
  • Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasives on the repaired area, as they may damage the repair and undo all of your hard work.

And there you have it! You've just fixed that tear on your armchair and it's looking as good as new. Give yourself a pat on the back and enjoy your newly repaired armchair. It's now ready for more lounging and relaxing. You'll be able to enjoy your armchair again without the eyesore of a tear. And who knows, maybe your friends and family will even approve of the repair and choose your armchair as their new favorite spot to sit. Don't forget to share the before and after pictures of your repair with your friends and family, and let them know about the Coconix Fabric and Carpet Repair Kit, so they too can fix any tears or damages on their armchairs. And if you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact Coconix repair experts at for personalized advice. Happy repairing!

One Repair Leads to Another

In addition to the Fabric and Carpet Repair Kit the Coconix brand also offers a Floor and Furniture Repair Kit and a Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit. The Coconix Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit is ideal for repairing tears, cuts, and scratches on leather and vinyl surfaces. This kit includes a variety of colors to match the color of your leather or vinyl, and the easy-to-use tools make it simple to make repairs. With this kit, you can restore your leather and vinyl to its original condition, saving you the cost of expensive replacements.

The Floor and Furniture Repair Kit is perfect for repairing scratches, dings, and other damages on wood, laminate, and other hard surfaces. It comes with a variety of colors to match the finish of your flooring or furniture, and the included tools make it easy to apply the repair material. With this kit, you can restore your floors and furniture to like-new condition, saving you the cost of costly replacements.

Coconix offers a range of repair kits that are perfect for anyone who wants to keep their home looking like new. The Fabric and Carpet Repair Kit, Floor and Furniture Repair Kit, and Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit all provide an easy and cost-effective solution for fixing damages on various surfaces and materials. They are easy to use, even for those with no prior experience in repairs, and the results are professional. So, whether you're a homeowner, renter, or professional, Coconix has the right kit for you.

See what people are saying!

Armchair Savior:

My beloved armchair had seen better days, thanks to a rather unsightly rip. I was close to bidding it farewell when I discovered the fabric repair kit. This incredible product worked like magic! Following the easy-to-understand instructions and selecting the right fabric swatch, I managed to repair the rip in no time. Now, my armchair looks as good as new, with the repaired area blending in flawlessly.Kudos to Coconix for creating such a lifesaver for fabric furniture! If you're struggling with rips or tears in your upholstery, look no further!