Hello everyone! I recently wore my Organization XIII coat to a con for the first time. When I got home, I realized that the parts where the top of the pockets meet the seams had rips about 5 inches long. Here are some pictures:
I've circled the area of the coat in which the rips are (keep in mind there is one on each side of the coat:
Does anyone have any recommendations as to how to mend the rips? I really love this coat and spent a good deal of money on it...the website from where I bought the coat says it is made from artificial leather.
My first thought was to whip-stitch them but I feel like that might look bad/not hold up for long...
Anything would help! Thanks everyone.
EDIT: Made thumbnails smaller so I didn't take up the whole page ^^;
EDIT#2: This coat is lined. Sorry I didn't mention that earlier.
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?