Good Question: Quality Leather Couch Repair?

Hi Apartment Therapy! My davenport sofa, which I adore as well as need for our many overnight house guests, is coming apart at the seams and I just can't afford to replace it this year. We are preventing the tear from getting any bigger while we search for a cure by using duct tape, but clearly this is not a long term solution; as soon as we have company I will die of embarrassment. It cannot be sewn back together because it is not the actual seam but the side of the seam that is tearing (see photo) so it probably has to be patched somehow, but I'm not sure if there is a superior product or technique for doing this so I am putting it out to the AT community, who always seem to have the answers...

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Our internet searches for a solution has provided no clear remedy, but my boyfriend wants to take a piece from the underside of the couch and somehow glue it over the seam- I think this will look as bad as the duct tape without being as strong. We're in Ottawa, Ontario, and I've already contacted the manufacturer, who quoted a repair price that rivaled the cost of the original sofa. Any suggestions? Thank you! Heather

Heather also confessed that the addition of her super cute mini-doxie to the pics was simply a shameless ploy enticing us to post her question. Although we pride ourselves on being equal opportunity question posters, we'll confess that, as dog lovers, it totally worked...

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