Repair of leather jacket can be done by yourself
The first man's clothes were made of leather and fur. Long since the skin serves humanity, so people have long learned how to handle it, sewing clothes, shoes, gloves, bags, and even jewelry from it. She never went out of fashion, every season she was given a special place. No, probably, a man who did not have at least one leather jacket, jacket or coat. Some wear their leather things for 8-10 years. Naturally, it grows old, rubbed, cracked, torn.
All owners of leather things face such a problem as repairing a leather jacket. The easiest option is to pay for the repair in the atelier, and the restoration of the skin will be done. At the same time, you will pay a lot of money, because this work is expensive. But when you need a small repair of a leather jacket, it can be done with your own hands. The procedure, of course, is not very pleasant, because not everyone can work with the skin. You need to have patience, because fingers are tired, and not always have the necessary tools, paints.
What you need to have in the house if you have clothes made of leather:
- scissors, needles, thread;
- shoe glue or other colorless glue for skin in tubes;
- stationery knife;
- a new remedy for skin repair - liquid skin. It is sold in a set, jars of 7 colors, and by the piece. It fuses well with the skin, colors and glues. Do not lose its properties at a temperature of -35 and +70 degrees (Celsius). Until it dries, it is easily removed with a wet rag. And if you press it with a relief cloth, then there will be a relief pattern under your skin. True, it freezes from 2 to 8 hours, depending on the density of the layer, which is imposed on the damaged area.
When there are these items, repairing a leather jacket can be done quickly and easily.
Unfortunately, locks on jackets from frequent use quickly fail. If the slider has broken, then the lock no longer works. At once there is a question on its replacement. We must flog the old, wedge in a new one. A sewing machine does not take the skin. What to do? There is a way out: directly to the old lock from the bottom sewing a new one. The jacket will serve you again.
How to sew a seam on the back of a jacket
It happens that the jacket has spread out along the seam. This can be a seam on the back, side or on the sleeve. In this case, on the inside, you must gently tear the seam of the lining fabric on the sleeve so that you can pull through this hole the entire back of the jacket, or sleeve. Sew a seam on the machine, again through the ripped hole to shove the inside out. The seam on the sleeve should be gently stitched on the machine or by hand with a small machine seam.
Restoring the skin in shabby places
A leather jacket from frequent and long socks can rub off and lose a good appearance. Even if it is perfectly sewn and from a famous firm, like any thing, it grows old. But the skin is a wonderful material. Paint and special care products will help her to get the same look. Apply the paint with a sponge. If you have scratches on your jacket or you need to paint a small area, you can use permanent metal markers - Edding 780. In shoe stores in the department of related products, the paint for leather shoes in cans is sold. It is perfect for painting the skin.
It often happens that the jacket is caught somewhere, and it is torn. The mood, of course, is already spoiled. But you can fix it and make a small repair of the leather jacket yourself. Do the work on the table. Cut off a piece from the jacket, cut the thread, so that the piece was with even edges. Now cut the dense lining fabric a little more than the hole size and gently push it inward with a pair of tweezers. Straighten. The patch was obtained from the inside. Now lubricate the cut lining and skin with glue, wait for five minutes until the glue hardens a little, and glue the torn skin to the patch. The edges tighten, wipe excess glue on the skin with a wet cloth and put it under the press. 7-8 minutes is enough. Dry the hair dryer and tint. The restored place will be invisible.
We hope that you will be able to repair leather jackets, and these small secrets will be useful to you.