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    Default how do you repair a small tear in sofa?

    I have a very small tear in the arm of my sofa. I hope to somehow repair it. I plan to take a ride to Joann fabrics tomorrow to see whats available.

    any advice or tips before I begin?
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    Quote Originally Posted by frugal is fun View Post
    I have a very small tear in the arm of my sofa. I hope to somehow repair it. I plan to take a ride to Joann fabrics tomorrow to see whats available.

    any advice or tips before I begin?
    Where is the tear?
    in the middle of the fabric or in a seam?

    What kind of fabric is it made of?
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    Lots of options depending on what kind of tear it is!
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    I have this same problem, and what I'm going to try is using the iron on repair tape that I have (stitch witchery). But instead of laying it over the top of the tear as you normally would though, I'm going to work it inside of the rip, and iron it like that. I'm praying this works because I have about 5 half inch tears caused by my teen's guitar being laid on it....GRRR! I've had this set for 13 years, and have literally kept it perfect. It's very classic, and is probably more in style now than when I bought it. One of the best investments we made, so hoping to preserve it for about 5 more years.

    I'll lyk how I do, but plmk what solution you came up with also, OK?

    Hope it goes good for both of us!

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    its right on the top of the arm, so no seam involved.

    I'm blanking on the fabric, I'm thinking just "cotton"...its not leather or suede or anything like that.
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    I really like Unique Stitch. What I would do is, put a small piece of like colored fabric under the tear, with a light smear of Unique Stitch on it. So...like a patch from underneath, just keep a little pressure on it till it sets up. It is waterproof....available at fabric stores, comes in a tube, about 4.00.
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    thank you! I will try that!
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    If the repair doesn't work, maybe something like this will:



    Or, can you cannibalize some fabric from the back of the sofa for the patch?

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    the last family room set i bought was in denim - that way i can patch it with old jeans .

    i used something that was sold on TV by that guy who died but now can be bought at the store - its in a green box
    when i had a slit tear that was small enough i used that to fix it ( ohh its called mighty mend it ))
    on a larger tear that was on the arm and was more of a worn thru from people sitting on the arm while watching another person on the puter - which caused the wood underneath to wear it thru >

    i pushed the padding back in place- added a little bit and cut out a jean pocket and used the mighy mend it on 3 sides leaving the top of pocket open and now we can slide a remote into it and the worn area and hole is covered

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    Good ideas. I've got a tear on my chair and its at a pressure point so I was trying to figure out how to fix it. I sewed it back together but it didn't work. Maybe a like material underneath though would give it a little more space to spread out.
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