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How to repair torn couch fabric

Having a sofa at home is a necessity for almost every household because it’s a spot where you can sit, chill, lounge, watch Netflix and oh, scroll through TikTok. The fact that you’re always on the couch can also mean that there could sometimes be accidents that could cause a tear in your couch.

Now, how to repair your torn couch fabric?

Here’s a quick fix that you can do. First, prepare these 3 items:

  • Scissors
  • Fusible interfacing
  • Iron

Check your fabric

Is it merely a small torn or the damage goes further than that? If it’s mendable, that’s great!

Depending on the colour of your fabric, purchase a white or black fusible interfacing so that it doesn’t show through. The fusible interfacing could be picked up online or at your local sewing store.

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Check the tear

Measure and iron

Determine the length of the tear, then cut a piece of interfacing that’s slightly larger than the tear. Then, place the glossy side of the interfacing against the underside of the fabric and iron until the interfacing has completely stuck to the fabric.

The glossy side of the fusible interfacing is actually glue. When heat is applied, it melts the glue which would then hold the tear together.

And that’s an easy way to repair your torn couch fabric.

If, after all that, you still feel your tear is beyond repair, the best solution may be a brand new set of slipcovers custom-made for your sofa. And, you could be loving the new slipcovers more than the current one!

Psst…have you seen our new Sustainable Collection yet? Made from recycled materials with OEKO-TEX Standard 100 Certification, these fabrics could be great for those with sensitive skin.

 

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Willow
Willow
2 years ago

Would a solution like this work on a bonded leather sofa? The backrest cushion on my new couch just ripped right at the seam and the manufacturer won’t fix it because it’s been over 30 days since I bought it.

Rashi
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Willow

Hey Willow! Sure we could, to proceed could you send us a picture of the cushion via email at info@comfortworks.com.au?

Sharon kuhn
Sharon kuhn
1 year ago

How do I repair my couch it is bounded leather and is showing bubble like spots and look this way all over one side not the. Other.

Naomi
Editor
1 year ago
Reply to  Sharon kuhn

Ooof, now that’s a loaded question. Usually, when there is bubbling or spots visible, it means that the top layer of your bonded leather is splitting from the bottom layers. Little pockets of air separate the layers one small region at a time, thus appearing like bubbles. This can happen… Read more »

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