How To Patch A Microfiber Couch


Microfiber is a material designed to resemble suede. While it commonly can withstand most wear and tear, you may find a hole or burn in it. Luckily, it doesn't mean you have to buy a new couch. Most minor damages to microfiber couches can be fixed with some simple tools. Fix a torn microfiber couch by following these steps.

Prepare to Fix the Fabric

To fix microfiber couches, gather:

  • clean cloth
  • tape measure
  • small scissors
  • cotton ball
  • tweezers
  • iron 
  • anti-fray liquid or fabric glue
  • curved and flat upholstery needles
  • paper-back fusible web
  • upholstery thread
  • iron

Clip loose threads with scissors. If the area has burns, trim the edges of the burned area. Mist  the area with  anti-fray fray liquid, or dab fabric glue around the edge to prevent it from spreading, use a cotton ball to rub it in the fabric and let it dry for one hour.

Fix Small Tears 

Small tears and holes in fabric can be fixed with  small sewing needles with upholstery thread in a color that matches the fabric. Use a curved upholstery needle for patching damage in curved areas.  

Thread the needle, and make a knot at the end to hold the thread in place. For tears, turn the edges under, and hold it with your fingers. Insert the needle up through the torn area about half an inch from one end of the rip or hole, push it through the other end, drawing the thread until the sides of the damaged section close. 

Draw the needle an eighth-inch at one side when you get to it, press the needle into the cut an eighth-inch from the tear on the opposite side. Sew the torn area in the figure-eight pattern until it is sewn, then make four straight stitches outside the cut. Knot and cut thread. 

Patch Large Tears

Buy fusible web from craft shops in a matching color. Measure the torn section or hole, and cut a repair piece one-fourth inch larger. Pull the stuffing, so it comes slightly over the repair area.

Peel the backing from the webbing, if needed, and lay the repair patch in the center of the tear or hole. Heat the iron on the acrylic fiber setting, and run it over the patch several times to activate the glue.

You may also use repair fabric from the manufacturer, or a cut section of fabric slightly larger than the tear from the bottom of the couch. Dab a layer of glue around the fabric edges, and press it in place using tweezers. For larger holes, reupholstery is another option.


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