Fixing Up a Worn-Out Leather Handbag
If you have a beloved leather handbag that has worn-out parts, it's often possible to fix or refurbish them for more years of use. Look for leather bags with minor problems at thrift stores and garage sales.
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I found a beautiful designer handbag in a consignment shop for $30. If it were new it would retail for over $400. It had worn handles, but there is a product called Edge Kote that made it look like new.
Total Time: 10 minutes per coat of Edge Kote
Yield: One bottle lasts for a long time.
- 1 bottle Edge Kote (I got mine at Amazon)
- 1 leather product that needs repair
- small brush or Q-tips
- newspaper or rags to protect the surface you are working on
- Put a small amount of Edge Kote on the area that needs repair.
- Wait at least 10 minutes between coats.
- When you are done you can buff if you want it shinier, or sand if you want it duller. I liked mine just the way it was.
September 21, 20150 found this helpful
Thanks for this tip! I didn't know a product like this exists, but I'll be looking for some to repair a couple of things I have. You got my vote!
March 8, 20170 found this helpful
Do you think Edge Kote would work for pleather? My bag got torn a bit from my bike tire but really love this purse.. :-/