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How to Repair a Rip in a Suede Upholstered Recliner:
Make sure you know which way it's fraying so you don't make it worse while you handle it
If it is fraying, use a product like Fray Check to keep it from ruffling up more
Thread an upholstery needle and get ready to sew
Pinch the 2 edges together as you sew
Keep your stitches small and as close together as possible
On your last stitch, pull the thread until there is a loop, then pass the needle through this loop twice, securing a knot.
If you need a visual aid to do this, here is a great one:
Use a leather patch repair kit.
Insert the sub patch into the rip or tear. Glue it in place.
Use a hair dryer to hold the patch on torn edges. The hair dryer will make the glue tacky.
Put leather protector on the patch area.
You may need to cover over patch area with a color that matches the couch.
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Atossa's advice is true if it is a suede type woven fabric.
If it is real leather suede, you will need to do as colville123 suggests and use a sub patch to attach the torn edges from the back side.
Good luck and let us know how it turns out!