How to Repair Leather Cuts, Rips, and Tears in 6 Easy Steps

Step 1: TRIM

Trim any curling edges or jagged bits. Otherwise, it will stay bumpy after being repaired.

Step 2: CUT OUT

Cut out a piece of backing fabric with rounded edges and larger than the rip or tear.

Step 3: INSERT

Insert the backing fabric into the tear and under the torn backing using your fingers or with the help of the spatula.

Step 4: SECURE

Make sure that the backing fabric is flat in position. Otherwise, it will cause a bumpy or bulky repair.

Step 5: APPLY

After mixing, apply under and along the edges to ensure that the backing fabric is well glued. Then, fill the compound directly into the tear.

STEP 6: BUFF

Allow the compound to dry for several hours. Then, use a cotton pad or a cotton swab with 90% rubbing alcohol to buff the edges.

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