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If you have a ripped cushion that cannot be removed from the couch, use this guide to learn how to repair the hole and prevent the damage from getting worse.

  1. Apply a thin layer of the anti-fray glue to both edges of the rip. Let it dry completely.
    • Apply a thin layer of the anti-fray glue to both edges of the rip. Let it dry completely.

  2. Fold the edges of the fabric over to make a clean edge and hide any fraying.
    • Fold the edges of the fabric over to make a clean edge and hide any fraying.

    • Crease the fold with your fingers.

  3. Cut the upholstery thread to a length appropriate for the size of your rip.
    • Cut the upholstery thread to a length appropriate for the size of your rip.

    • The thread should match the color of the fabric as closely as possible.

    • Thread the needle and tie a double knot at the end.

  4. Hold the two edges of the rip together Begin sewing ¾ of an inch from where the rip begins.
    • Hold the two edges of the rip together

    • Begin sewing ¾ of an inch from where the rip begins.

    • You might want to use a pin to hold the edges together while you sew

  5. Continue sewing until you are past the rip. Knot and cut the excess thread. Continue sewing until you are past the rip. Knot and cut the excess thread. Continue sewing until you are past the rip. Knot and cut the excess thread.
    • Continue sewing until you are past the rip. Knot and cut the excess thread.

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