How to Repair a Broken Seam in Leather Upholstery

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If you have a split seam on a leather upholstered chair or sofa, don’t worry! You can stitch that seam right back up with a needle and thread. We’re taking the guesswork out of your repair with a quick video tutorial to show you how to stitch a broken upholstery seam back together.

Use a ladder stitch to repair a broken seam on your upholstered furniture

To fix the rip, you’re going to want to sew a ladder stitch to close up the opening and to hide the stitches. This will give you a clean, professional looking seam so you won’t even be able to tell that your seam was once split open! We recommend using a curved needle for this project. The curved shape of this needle makes it easier to feed it in and out of the fabric against the chair.

Watch the full video tutorial to see this repair step-by-step.

You can find curved needles and upholstery thread for this and other projects right here at Sailrite.