I ripped my purse and was surprised I had not lost any of the contents before I found the hole. It is a very nice leather purse that I use all the time and was a gift from my husband. I’m not the kind of person to go out and buy a new one just because the old one is beat up a little so I decided to sew it up.
Since the purse is leather I soon found out it was not as easy to sewing up a canvas or clothe purse. I just couldn’t polk a needle in and sew the hole up. I needed to follow the existing holes in the leather to sew the hole up.
I needed to use a thick thread and that thread needed to match the thread already used on the purse. I did have any matching thread that was thick enough so I picked a colored thread that matched the color of the leather. The leather is brown and the original thread is more of a cream color. I decided brown thread would do for this project.
Next I needed to pick out a needle. I could not use a thin needle because it might break too easy. A thick needle would not fit into the holes from the original thread in the leather that I needed to use to sew up the hole. I had to try to fit different needles into the holes until I found a needle that would work without breaking.
After I found my needled I threaded it and started to push the needle through the first hole that needed to be fixed. I looked at the pattern that was already was sewn into the purse and tried to copy it as best I could. As I sewed I followed the existing holes in order as they came on the leather. I put the needle into the next thread hole available until the hole in the purse was all fixed. Then I tied off the thread. I had fixed it.
Starting to sew up a hole in a leather purse was intimidating at first but as I got going I found it easier then I expected. If you are having trouble pulling the tread through the leather holes then coat the thread with some wax by pulling the threaded needle along some wax like an old candle. The wax will not hurt the leather and the thread will run smoother through the hole.