small tears & wear on leather jacket
Dear fellow sewers
I have a few leather jackets that are beginning to look a little tired and I was wondering what advice you can offer me. There are 2 specific problems I want to try and fix.
The first is that at the cuffs and some other edges the black colour of the leather has become worn and it has lost its black colour slightly. Would you apply shoe polish to fix this colour problem? I am a little hesitant as I don’t want the shoe polish, once applied, to mark anything else. How would you try and fix the worn look of the leather?
The second thing is that the jackets have scratches and small rips in the leather. What is the best way to fix these? I have thought about glue but some of the cuts are very small and I don’t know if I could put glue under the cut. I also have on the shoulder of one jacket a small area about 1cm long by 4mm wide where the top layer of the leather has ripped off leaving the under layer (also black) exposed.
If you could give me any suggestions I would be most grateful.
Jeanette in Japan