Please fix this bear's coat. Thank you.
September 26, 2011 10:21 AM Subscribe
The leather-thing holding it on snapped and one of the toggles has come off my duffle-coat. I have the toggle itself, and I have acquired some spare leather-things, but I'm not sure of the best way to re-attach. I don't have a sewing machine, and I don't think I know anyone who does. I have discovered that a thing called 'Fabric glue' exists, but is it any better than superglue? Will superglue work on wool/leather? I could put a few hand-stitches, but the thickness of both bits of material make me think that I might not be able to do a very good job.
posted by gregjones to clothing, beauty, & fashion (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
is a picture of the coat (mine's brown, but I don't think that will affect the repair). It's the 2nd from the top that's broken. The vaguely circular bits of leather either side of the coat are 'hollow'...sewed only round the edges, and the leather-things slide inside, which I'm thinking I can somehow benefit from to help anchor securely. The non-broken leather-things are sewn as they go into the circle-bits, and then again a couple of centimetres closer to the edge...you can just about see the stitches on the picture.
I have 10 spare leather-things, so experimentation is possible. I also have 10 different toggles (repair-kit for a different type of coat...leather-things aren't identical, but are the same length and close enough colour), but I don't think replacing all of the toggles is the best option.