How do you repair a burn hole from a cigarette in a tan microfiber couch?
Repairing a Couch with Cigarette Burns
- First, go to Walmart or any fabric store and buy a bottle of Fabri-Tac brand of fabric glue ($5). It's the brand in a clear bottle.
- Next: Cut a tiny piece of the microfiber from underneath the couch or from an unneeded pillow of from the back of the couch. This tiny patch of microfiber needs to be about one quarter of an inch larger than the hole in the couch.
- Cut a piece of another medium weight fabric the same size as the piece of the microfiber that you cut from under the couch and glue the tiny piece of microfiber to this fabric (to stiffen it).
- Do a test-run to make sure this piece fits before gluing by slipping it inside of the hole. If it fits correctly place a tiny dab of fabri-tac fabric glue into the hole and slip the patch inside of the hole with tweezers or tiny jewelry needle-nose pliers.
- Apply a piece of plastic wrap or wax paper to the patched area (so the weight won't stick to the patch). Next, put a weight (like a heavy book or two) on the patch for several hours until the glue dries.
* Fabri-Tac is made for fabric and will not dry stiff. Only buy this brand, it's the best.
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** If you cut the piece of microfiber from a sofa pillow, cut from the edge and not the middle. This way you can make the pillow just a little smaller by stitching a new seam.
To remove the burned edges you'll have to cut these off with tiny manicure scissors, but it's better to leave the burned edge on so the couch fabric won't run or fray. (11/17/2009)