How would you repair this leather car seat?

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Old 09-10-19, 07:56 AM
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How would you repair this leather car seat?

Thankfully, the tears are fairly straight and have not shrunk. What are the best, most durable options?
 
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That looks like a pretty big tear. I'd either use a patch kit, which they sell in auto stores (Pep Boys, etc.) or I'd just sew it and use as slim a needle as possible with a polyester thread to match the color, if you go that route.
 
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Old 09-10-19, 12:22 PM
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Appears it tore along the wear line so chances are good that your going to see more in other places.

The glues will not work, that is a stress area!

Sewing, maybe.

The only real fix is to replace the seat covers!
 
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I agree, reupholstering is best, but won't be cheap. I guess you could always put a slipcover over. Would probably look better than the DIY fixes.
 
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1) It's actually on the edge of the back bench so not (imo) in the most stressed area. Still think I should stitch?

2) See the other lines? Is there a product I can apply to soften/condition the leather to help prevent becoming more brittle and prone to tearing?
 
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I would try sewing, but only because I have plenty of needles and thread. It's probably easier to patch it tho. It looks like a pretty big tear, so you'd probably need a very large patch or a few smaller ones.
I know they sell leather conditioner, but I'm not familiar enough to recommend one. Someone else may know more about them.
 
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