How to Repair a Hole in a Leather Jacket


There are objects to which we are tied and we never want to give up, even if they are of little value. Unfortunately, everything is subject to time consuming and ruin, so you must take care of the goods that are dearest to us if we want them to continue to accompany us day after day in our lives. 

This guide from explains how do you repair a hole in a leather jacket. If the fabric of your old jacket tore at some point but don’t intend to give it up, reading short passages presented here will be of interest to you.

You need

Be sure to have on hand:

  • scissors, sandpaper, a small piece of cotton or linen, leather goods, adhesive hammer Flathead, Vaseline

First get yourself a piece of leather as similar as possible, per invoice and color to that of your jacket. It would be better if you could infer schemas from inside of the hem or seam of the jacket itself, so that the fabric is completely identical to what you need to replace. Cut out a paper template that is slightly larger than the size of the hole to be repaired (a few millimeters may be sufficient), place it over the piece of leather that you choose and, with careful scissors, so your patch. Defined and thinned then latter margins through a piece of sandpaper until you have deleted all the roughness caused by the cutting operation.

Paste the patch in the middle of a piece of linen or cotton a centimeter bigger, to which you have previously applied glue to hide. Attach the patch behind ripping the jacket, so that the edges of each fit exactly. Where the two layers of skin overlap there will be a little thick. This is a step to be carried out with the utmost precision, so that the repair will not see as such. In case you notice any inaccuracy, you’ll start the job from the beginning.

Place the patched part with straight positioned down on a smooth surface and a flat head hammer got. The skin you have added it will flatten and appear finally at one with your jacket. Now you can verify the success of the work you have done. As a last spoon warmed immergetene operation the convex side into a bit of petroleum jelly and rub the area cobbled together. If it is more rigid and thick skin used solid paraffin. At this point, your efforts have come to an end: you can wear the jacket.