How to repair a torn fabric couch upholstery

How to repair a torn fabric couch upholstery with the Coconix Fabric and Carpet Repair Kit

Has your beloved couch upholstery seen better days due to a tear or rip? 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 upholstery looking like new in no time. So grab your kit and let's get started on this couch upholstery repair adventure!

How much does it cost to repair a torn fabric couch upholstery?

Repairing a torn fabric couch upholstery can be a costly and time-consuming process if you choose to have it done professionally. The cost can vary depending on the size of the tear, the type of fabric, and the location of the couch. On average, professional couch upholstery repair can cost anywhere from $100 to $500.

Coconix Fabric and Carpet Repair Kit

However, with the Coconix Fabric and Carpet Repair Kit, you can easily repair your torn couch upholstery yourself, saving you both time and money. The kit includes everything you need to repair your couch, including a color mixing guide to match the fabric, a repair compound, and a spatula and brush to apply it.

Not only will you save money by doing it yourself, but you'll also have the satisfaction of knowing you were able to fix it yourself. And, if you ever need to do any repairs in the future, you'll know you have the perfect tool for the job. So don't wait, grab your Coconix Fabric and Carpet Repair Kit and get started on your couch repair adventure today!


This repair process is considered to be easy, as long as you take your time and follow the instructions carefully.

Time Required:

The time required for this repair will depend on the size and severity of the tear on your couch upholstery. 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 couch upholstery 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 couch upholstery 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 tears)

  • For tears 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 tear 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 on your couch upholstery, 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 couch upholstery.
  • 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 couch upholstery.
  • 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 couch upholstery and it's looking as good as new. Give yourself a pat on the back and enjoy your newly repaired upholstery. It's now ready for more lounging and relaxing. You'll be able to enjoy your couch again without the eyesore of a tear or rip. And who knows, maybe your furry friend will even approve of the repair and choose your couch upholstery as their new favorite spot to nap. 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 rips on their couch upholstery. 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

The Coconix brand offers a range of repair kits for different types of surfaces and materials. In addition to the Fabric and Carpet Repair Kit, they also have a Floor and Furniture Repair Kit and a Leather and Vinyl Repair Kit. These kits are designed to help repair and restore various surfaces and materials such as wood, laminate, vinyl, leather, and more. They include all the necessary tools and materials to make repairs, and are ideal for both professional and DIY use.

The Coconix 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.

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.

Overall, the Coconix repair kits are a cost-effective and easy 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. It's a cost-effective solution for any homeowner, renter, or professional who wants to keep their space looking like new.

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I needed to do something to extend the life of this chair until ready to reupholster it. The material is thread bare in spots, but a huge hole warranted immediate action. I tried Coconix figuring I had nothing to lose. It couldn't look much worse than it already did.