How To Fix Large Hole In Leather Couch

A hole in a couch is a common issue in households with leather furniture. You do not have to get all worked up thinking about how you will fix it. Read on to know how you can mend a tear, hole, or cut by sewing or using a sub-patch and a leather filler.

How To Fix Large Hole In Leather Couch

Fix Large Hole In Leather Couch

You can repair most of the holes in a leather couch, usually with two methods. The first method is that you can sew it and then stick a sub-patch on it. The second and most common process is to use a sub-patch and a leather filler. Later you can go for a top-patch of the same color as your couch to give it a more finished look. Doing so would be helpful because a leather filler is stiff.

Read on to know more about how you can mend a hole in a leather couch. We have discussed ways of sewing holes briefly and also how you can repair using a leather filler.

Steps To Fix Holes In A Leather Couch

Are you worried about that hole on your leather couch? Well, let us take a burden off your shoulder, saying that you are not the only one with such an issue. There may be several reasons for developing a hole in a leather couch, such as naughty children, hyperactive dogs, or simply because the furniture has turned old. Whatever may be your reason, we are here to help. We have put forth an easy step-by-step process below to help you mend the hole. Let us take a look at them.

Leather Couch sewing Requirements


You will require the following things in the process of repair of the hole.

  • A pair of sharp scissors
  • Leather filler
  • Hairdryer
  • Sub-patch of the same color as the couch
  • A piece of cloth
  • Leather protector
  • Leather color


Step 1: Take a pair of sharp scissors to smooth out uneven edges around the hole. It would help to remove any stuffing or foam that can be seen from outside the hole.

Step 2: Now, apply a layer of leather filler on the inside of the hole. This adhesive type is made with leather compounds, and you will find them easily in the market near you.

Step 3: Blow-dry the area with a hairdryer to speed up the drying process.

Step 4: Add another layer of the leather filler on the dried coating of the adhesive. It would be best if you applied this filler around the torn edges to increase stickiness.

Step 5: Take a sub-patch of the same color as the leather, and press it over the hole. Apply pressure firmly around the edges to stick it properly.

Step 6: Leave it for one hour or more for the adhesive to dry completely.

Step 7: Take a cloth and dip one of its corners in a leather protector. This liquid is readily available in the market.

Step 8: Rub the liquid over the sub-patch and let it dry for at least an hour. You can leave it for more than an hour if required.

Step 9: Now soak the piece of cloth in the leather color.

Step 10: Swipe the soaked cloth over the sub-patch and the rest of the couch to prevent the furniture from looking patchy and unblended.

Step 11: Let the color dry properly. It would be best if you did not start using the couch immediately.

How To Sew A Hole In A Leather Couch Created By Dog Chewing

Sew Hole In Leather Couch Created By Dog Chewing

If you are a dog person and have the lots’ hyperactive one, you will understand how difficult it is to keep things away to prevent them from chewing. They will anyhow end up biting one thing or the other into pieces. They tend to like your shoes, toilet paper, and furniture the most. And when your dogs bite off a part of your favorite leather couch, they leave a deep and large hole on it. Now, you are left with no choice but to mend it. It is a challenging task to repair huge holes, but it is not an impossible one. You only have to be a little patient while you are fixing the spot on your own. You also do not have to spend much money when you do it independently. We have the rest sorted for you and listed below the steps to fix your damaged couch. Let us take a look at it without further delay.


The things mentioned below are needed to mend the hole in your leather couch.

  • Water
  • White Vinegar
  • Spray bottle
  • A piece of soft cloth
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Sub-patch of the same color as the couch
  • Leather adhesive
  • Leather color


Step 1: Make a mixture of water and white vinegar and put it in a spray bottle.

Step 2: Sprinkle the mixture in the area that has been bitten apart. Spraying the combination will help you in removing stains created by the dog’s saliva.

Step 3: Now, wipe the area with a soft cloth to give it a clean look.

Step 4: If the foam below the leather material has also been damaged to a large extent, then it would be best to consider replacing it with a fresh one. Otherwise, you can stuff the parts pulled out while biting if the damage is not that severe.

Step 5: Now, sew the hole with a bigger and stronger needle using a polyester or nylon thread of a similar color.

Step 6: Stick a sub-patch of the same color on it with a leather adhesive. Doing so will help you cover your stitches.

Step 7: Paint the patch with a leather color that matches your couch. It will help if you blend the color evenly and adequately.

How much does it cost to fix a hole in a leather seat?

Repairing a hole in your leather upholstery, though, may seem to be a challenging task, but it is worth giving a try yourself. You can mend the hole in several ways. One way of doing it is first to sew it and then stick a sub-patch on it. But, the most important thing to consider is the cost of repairing. It totally depends on the severity of the hole. You must always call a professional to mend your leather seat. Generally, it costs around $150 per fixation. It may increase or decrease depending upon the company or professional you choose for the services.

What Kind Of Glue Can You Use To Repair Leather?

Glue Use To Repair Leathe

You cannot use all types of glues on leather. So, when you decide to repair such a material, it would be best to use a leather adhesive. This type of bond is readily available in the market near you. It is recommended to use such an adhesive to mend leather because it gives a clear look after it dries out, and it is flexible too. It does not soak through the material or leave stains on it. However, for mini repairs, you can use gel glue available in a wide variety in stores near you.

How Do You Glue A Leather Couch?

Glue A Leather Couch

You do not have to get all worked up thinking of how to glue your leather couch. It is not that tough as it seems. All you will need is a leather adhesive, a sub-patch, a leather protector, and a leather color. First, apply the glue inside the hole and on its edges and let it dry. Then you have to add another layer of filler to increase stickiness. After it dries out, take a sub-patch, put it over the hole and apply pressure firmly on it and leave for an hour. You need to rub the area with a leather protector and then color it after the protector dries out.



I'm Jessica Flores, a professional fashion designer and an expert seamstress. Crafting has always been a deep-seated passion of mine, one that has flourished and evolved over the years. I've dedicated considerable time to both studying and practicing in the realm of fashion and sewing, amassing a wealth of experience and skills. It brings me great joy to share these insights and experiences with you all, hoping to inspire and foster a similar passion for the art of sewing.

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