I'd try stitch-witchery, yeah. Or maybe some other type of fabric glue. :/ You could try stitching it very small, but it would still show a bit.
Hmmm stitch-witchery eh? I think I saw that at the craft store...I'll have to go back there.
*whistles* wow thats quite the rip. Like pinkheart said if you sew it it'll show but most methods you use to fix it will show a line. If you're really careful you might be able to sew the fabric backing back toghether but the front may pucker a little bit.
Another method would be possibly to patch it from the back and using something like superglue to hold it together. I'd suggest fabritac but although it will hold to the fabric backing it probably won't hold as well to the actual pleather parts. If its not lined, lay out your jacket so both parts are flat and the edges meet up cleanly. Then take a strip of fabric (something the doesn't stretch would be my suggestion) and carefully glue it around the area. Then flip the entire thing over to the front and CAREFULLY glue you're two "flaps" down applying a small amount of glue to the edges.
Just one VERY IMPORTANT thing, be sure to test whatever glue you use on a small bit of the pleather, whether it be a scrap or take a small part of the inside hem. If the Superglue and the pleather are made of the same chemical materials it will melt it. Its unlikely but not impossible and actually if you are very careful it could work to your advantage in actually fusing the material together instead of just bonding it.
When I say to the edges I mean the underside of the edges. If you manage to get any on the front side it will probably be noticeable and will more than likely be really hard to clean.
I'd totally try the superglue way but the jacket is lined D: Sorry I didn't mention that.
As for the stitching method, I'm going to wait a bit because I mentioned the rips to the local tailor and she insisted I bring it in to her ^^; If she decides that there's nothing she can do I'll make a final decision between these methods, they both seem well thought out.
One question about the super glue: since it is lined, would it make more sense to lay it flat and apply the super glue to the lining first and then press the pleather against the lining?
Honestly I wouldn't since sometimes the lining moves. If anything I would slide a piece of fabric inside (a twill preferably) and then do the same thing.
That is of course depending on what the tailor says.
Ah, that's a good idea.
I'll let you know when I've taken it. I might be able to do it tomorrow depending on how late they're open...
Is it the seam or has the pleather pulled up from the backing? I can't really tell from the pictures. If its the pleather pulling up from the backing there's no awesome way to fix it, if its just the seam just put the peices back together and sew as normal.
As it appears to me, its the backing issue. But what shinigami81383 said essentially, that's probably going to be your best best, you will probably have to do routine maintenance sicne pleather is a very fussy beast, but just be gentle with it and it shouldn't rip any further.
It is the backing, you are correct. I'll be very gentle with it from now on >.>;