Upholstery Repair House Call?

Upholstery Repair House Call?

Janel Laban
Jun 11, 2010

My couch which I purchased from Room & Board just 5 months ago has a tear in the upholstery. There is a two-inch slit right in the middle of the seating area. I have called several upholstery places and none of them will patch the tear. They all tell me that my only option is to have the couch recovered.

I know it won't look great, but I can't afford to have it recovered and want to just have it patched or sewed up so that the tear doesn't get any worse.

I haven't been able to find anyone willing to do that. Any suggestions for places that might be willing to do a small repair, preferably in-house since I don't want to pay to have the couch transported? If not would it be a terrible idea for me to try to sew up the hole myself?

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