Many people with microsuede furniture believe that the fabric must be treated just like leather or suede and that small tears cannot be mended. Although microsuede has the look and feel of genuine suede, it is actually composed of one-hundred percent polyester. Because of this, it is more durable and easily cleaned than real suede and rips in the fabric can be sewn closed. Choose a thread color that closely matches your microsuede upholstery and stitch up a tear the correct way and it will be nearly invisible.
Things You'll Need
- Anti-fray product
- Small to medium sewing needle
- Buttonhole thread
Apply anti-fray product around the edges of the rip. Let the edges dry completely so they become solid. Thread a needle with about 2 feet of buttonhole thread and tie a knot in the end.
Start sewing about 1/8 inch below the rip. Sew the first few stitches below the rip to provide some tension allowance. Sew the stitches laterally so that part of the needle stays on the surface of the sofa at all times.
Sew together the edges of the rip. Pull the thread taught after each stitch but make sure the fabric does not wrinkle. Sew up the entire rip and about 1/8 inch past the other end.
Snip off the excess thread to release the needle. Let the end of the thread slip under the sofa fabric. The extra stitches will keep your work in place.
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