Clothing made of leather costs a lot, so you have to take extra care to avoid accidentally damaging such items. It is out of our hands sometimes. Damages occur. But one should be calm and mange such situations. Just worrying will not solve anything. Described beneath are different techniques for fixing tears, burns or holes in leather items.
Leather craft kits for fixing leather, in liquid form. Leather garments and liquid leather craft kits go hand in hand. The kit should be a part of your arsenal to avert accidents. Leather repair kits can be found in various styles. They are available over the internet and in many shops. The cost is very affordable too.
Repairing the tears. Start out by meticulously going over the instructions provided with the kit to ensure that you strictly follow them. Then choose adhesives that are the same color as your piece of leather. Sometimes it is necessary to combine adhesives to achieve the shade you prefer. Mix up the liquid adhesive, spread it on the cut or hole with the help of spatula given. Spread the adhesive blend smoothly, being careful not to allow clumping. With a spatula, mix up the adhesive blend until you match the shade of the leather itself.
Pick out a single one of the textured sheets from the package. Choose a sheet that has a textured grain that resembles the leather’s own grain. Place the paper flat along the adhesive area. Warm the adhesive and the paper with the heat tool included. By placing a heating pad below the paper and adhesive you can fix the mixture to the leather more effectively. Don’t stop moving the applicator around the entire area, until you see the adhesive mixture entirely bonded with the leather. In case this doesn’t occur, use just the end of a heated iron to add more heat. Once you have given the bonding time to completely form, you need to allow additional time for the repaired surface to dry out and cool totally.
Repair by utilizing patches. This is a more difficult method. You must fix another patch of leather over the hole or damage and make it perfect. Before you start to patch anything, take off all of the uneven edges from around the damage, and if the damage happens to be a burn, you will need to remove the entire area that has been affected by the burn. Select a leather patch that closely resembles your own leather item. Calculate the damaged area. Cut the patch accordingly. You should choose a proper shade fitting your leather and cut a patch in linen or any other fabric. Allow for an extra inch around the border of the patch of fabric.
Find an effective transparent adhesive in liquid or solid form, and position the leather patch atop the tear. The next step is to secure the linen or material atop the leather patch, completely obscuring the whole glued leather patch. Position a heavy object on top of the patched spot and let the adhesive set and totally dry. A small variant of the leather patch method is to sew rather than glue the patch into place, and use a fancy stitch pattern. A saddler or other leather expert will best deal with your leather needs. It’s a good idea to search online if you want to find an expert who can design and manufacture leather vests, jackets, coats or pants for you. If you want the quicker fixes, choose one of the two methods discussed.