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small tear in the leather skirt - can I repair it at home?

(8 Posts)
nightcat Tue 30-Oct-12 22:09:47

I caught my skirt on the metal door edge and I have a C-shaped tear on the outside upper left bum cheek! As an emergency, I put some wide sticky tape underneath and still can wear it as long as with a jacket, but not without sad

Would be grateful to hear of any sensible ideas to repair it, I had a brain wave, maybe I can add some kind of snazzy/suble applique?
Or would that look seriously naff?

nightcat Tue 30-Oct-12 22:12:11

meant subtle

Pancakeflipper Tue 30-Oct-12 22:13:58

I would take it to a shoe repair shop. Ours knows a man who is great with leather and does amazing repairs to leather boots, bags etc...

dexter73 Tue 30-Oct-12 22:18:30

Do not under any circumstances add snazzy applique!! Take it to a person who knows what they are doing!

bishboschone Tue 30-Oct-12 22:18:43

A dry cleaner can send it off for you . It is usually stuck though from underneath so maybe you could do it yourself ?

ClaudiaCardinale Tue 30-Oct-12 22:28:16

Indeed, stuck from underneath; but if it's taut, as it probably is on the bum cheek, it's going to be forced apart when you wear it and there'll be a V-shaped divide.

ve5wil Tue 30-Oct-12 23:26:52

hi, sorry to hear about your skirt. My girl friend had a similar experience. had a 2 inch tear in her leather skirt. We took it to a Danier Leather Store, and all they used to fix it was a scrap piece of leather as a patch on the inside and contact cement to mend it. hope this helps

nightcat Wed 31-Oct-12 20:36:06

ok, thank you all
I will try asking at the shoe repairs & drycleaners if they can improve on my repair. It's actually not that taut and the tape is holding well, but the mark does show on the outside sad

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