Best Way to Repair Leather Chairs?

Best Way to Repair Leather Chairs?

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Regina Yunghans
Apr 16, 2013

Q: I bought these two chairs from The Door Store several years ago. The bonded leather has cracked along the seams. I'd love to repair or recover them. It appears that the leather is glued to the foam padding of the seat and then attached to the underside of the chair with velcro.

 I'm thinking I could remove the seats and remove the leather (hopefully I won't have to replace the foam) to use the pieces as patterns for new seat covers. My question is: What is the best material to use? I am handy with a sewing machine but don't think even my sturdiest machine will handle leather this firm. Does anyone have any experience with a project like this and can you offer advice? I love these chairs and want to save them!

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