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baileyuph
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« : July 15, 2017, 08:48:40 PM »

I have and for some reason the stitching failed.  

Have had a few request as to what can be done.  After analysis, response is; practically
nothing in the form of a repair but if original upholstery component is available (from factory)
Remove and replace - and cost will depend.

This has come up a few times lately, without a lengthy answer, so far "procure original
component and replace"

Any experiences in this example?

Even, trying to resew once it is removed has details that offer constraints.

Who makes the furniture?  Probably China or the like.

This is a bigger can of worms than meets the eye.  I won't go into it.

Again, any experience with this type of issue?

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« #1 : July 16, 2017, 10:50:32 AM »

I get those repair jobs from local furniture stores.
They always furnish a new cover already cut & sewn from the factory.
I wouldn't dream of trying to to re-create that seam on the existing cover.

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« #2 : July 16, 2017, 10:58:48 AM »

I have seen the thick top stitch but never saw it fail. I can't even imagine what would cause this unless the thread is inferior or it is in a place that gets lots of wear. But then the fabric should show signs also.

You say you have seen this more then once? Is this on new furniture? Do you think it was stretched too tight?

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baileyuph
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« #3 : July 16, 2017, 11:58:22 AM »

Yes, it is new furniture in cloth but probably mainly in processed leather of a sort.  Like I said, replace it with new replacements.

What causes it, probably several things; pets with their sharp nails is suspect right away.

I don't know what size the cord used for this effect is, but must be twice as heavy as
#120 thread.  It is stitched, usually in a form of leather, but a layer of backing foam also.

Just wondering what machine the factory uses?

All said, the cord, machine used, my small shop isn't isn't geared.

Even if a shop was geared, it could be a challenge to restitch perfectly over the bulk in

the cover.

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« #4 : July 16, 2017, 04:29:03 PM »

I don't know what size the cord used for this effect is, but must be twice as heavy as
#120 thread.
I have some 206 thread. The stuff they use is way thicker. I think you could tow a truck with it.

Just wondering what machine the factory uses?
I don't know, but they must use a railroad spike for a needle.

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