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I'm such a clutz!!! Can leather be reparied????

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Oh no! You guys i'm such a clutz!!!! Tonight Colin came back home after spending the New Years holiday with his family. His family gave me a present. They had the box sealed shut with tape all around it. For the life of me i could NOT get it open, not even when i tried to gently use scissors. So what did I do.....I grabbed one of Colin's new Cold Steel steak knives i got him for Christmas and opened up the top of the box I had no idea there was a purse in it and no idea they didn't put tissue paper in there to protect it (granted i'm sure they didn't think i'd take a knife to it).

So yea there is a huge slice in the front of the bag now and one of the tassles is cut clear off. (well, at least i know the knives i bought him work incredably well right?) So my question is can leather or vinyl (i'm thinking it's vinyl but i'm not sure) be repaired? It's a cute purse, i hate that i sliced it up in the middle of it (he knows i don't like his mom ....aka...mil from hell. so i don't want him to think i was being mean and did it on purpose, honest to goodness i didn't!) . I really needed a new purse too! My old one is in really bad shape and i've had it for almost 2 yrs.

Any idea if this could be repaired or how much it might cost?

It's a rosetti purse it is the same color as this one and i'm thinking the same material (just a different style).http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...1QQsidZblurama
post #2 of 13
nikki no more sharp pointing things for you.

there should be a leather repair spot around your town. I have had to have my old motorcyle jacket put back together a few times so i would bet they could
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nikki no more sharp pointing things for you.

there should be a leather repair spot around your town. I have had to have my old motorcyle jacket put back together a few times so i would bet they could
Thanks Bruce!!! Any idea how pricy something like that would be?
post #4 of 13
i dont know,

hmm i paid 26 dollars to have the arm and belt on my jacket fixed.
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i dont know,

hmm i paid 26 dollars to have the arm and belt on my jacket fixed.
oh ok, that's not soo bad! I just didn't want to pay more to have it repaired than it is valued at! but that's not bad.
post #6 of 13
You could try looking at your local auto parts store and getting one of their vinyl/leather repair kits that's sold for car upholstery repair. Just a redneck idea....
post #7 of 13
you could always buy a new one,
and never tell them you had a Alfred Hitchcock break down. hehe
post #8 of 13
Take it to a shoe repair store and they can probably fix it for you.
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You could try looking at your local auto parts store and getting one of their vinyl/leather repair kits that's sold for car upholstery repair. Just a redneck idea....
I ripped the fabric inside too so even though it'll repair the outside of it, i'm not sure a kit will do much for the inside. I think this might be a job for a purse expert

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you could always buy a new one,
and never tell them you had a Alfred Hitchcock break down. hehe
It'll be our little secret

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Take it to a shoe repair store and they can probably fix it for you.
There's a little place near my old duplex that is owned by this sweet little old man. I think i might take it there. He repaired my purse i'm using now a few years ago when the zipper broke. I'm betting if anyone can fix it, he can. He didn't charge much to repair that eithor so hopefully this won't be pricy.
post #10 of 13
Also, depending on your town or ones close buy....there could be a saddle shop! They work with leather all the time and they are amazing. There is a guy in my home town that I took my saddle to a few times and he did amazing work!!!
post #11 of 13
Look in your phone book for leather repair.
Neil wears my dads Korean war leather bomber jacket and its had some repairs over the years which haven't been too expensive.
post #12 of 13
Shoe repair shop is a good bet. For the lining, just use fabric glue available at craft and sewing stores.
Sharp knives, eh? Kinky.
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Shoe repair shop is a good bet. For the lining, just use fabric glue available at craft and sewing stores.
Sharp knives, eh? Kinky.
Careful there, girl. I think you just earned a seat in the gutter.
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