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Hi I'm Deborah DeMirza and I'm at Deluxe a resale clothing boutique in Eugene, Oregon.
And today I'm going to show you how to repair a hole or a rip in a piece of leather. So
what I usually do is take a piece of leather from a place on your jacket or wherever usually
where you wont notice that you're making a cut and cut a piece that's going to fit over
the hole, and I usually use leather cement, today I'm using barge, it's an old standard
and what you'll need to do first is let it set so you apply the barge, on both sides
of the leather, and I just kind of smear it all around, but not too thick because if you
do it too thick then it's not going to dry evenly and you want this to get non tacky,
so you want to put it on both pieces of your leather, the same consistency and the same
thickness. So what you're going to do next is you're going to have to let those set up
till there not sticky so when you want to test it maybe in ten minutes or fifteen minutes
just try tapping your finger on that and making sure it doesn't stick globily to your fingers.
Once that happens what you're going to do is just take this piece of leather and just
put it in the back, lay it over the rip, and then you're just going to press it together.
And what it does is it just kind of mends everything back together, if you have a clean
cut it will just kind of blend it in, but the main thing is you have to let the glue
set before you put it together not when it's all gloopy and gobby. And that's how you repair