Antiques

Repairs & Alterations

We offer custom solutions and specialised repairs for restoring your cherished leather antiques. Types of items we service include war jackets, traditional doctor’s bags, jewellery boxes, leather bound books and old-fashioned briefcases.

Antiques

Various techniques are used for stitching loose seams within leather. These include machine stitching, hand stitching and stitching from inside the leather. Our industrial-grade stitching machines are used for straight seams. Hand stitching is often used for thicker leathers. Stitching from the inside the leather may be required for certain finishes. Our wide selection of threads allows for custom matching of thickness and colour.

Our craftsmen attend to a variety of repairs and fixes that do not fit neatly into other categories. Examples may include reattaching hardware, fixing zips, locks and small pins, runners and re-glueing leather, fur or material with specialised adhesives. We re-weld broken hardware and frames. Re-annodise scratched or discoloured metallic trimmings and hardware.

A layer of supporting leather is used to reinforce worn leather. A section of matching leather is measured and handcrafted to the size of the worn area. The new layer is used to reinforce the worn area from an unexposed side. External patching on edges or corners may require the leather to be refinished with colour.

Cleaning, Refinishing & Dyeing

In addition to repairs and alterations, our specialists can perform leather restoration services.

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CUSTOM WORK

Unsure or need advice? Let our leather experts assist you in finding a solution.
Reach out to us for a personalised quote.

Contact us

Get in touch with us

WALK IN

Bring your items into our workshop.

Our staff will inspect your items and provide you with a quote. We are located at shop 50 in the Royal Arcade and our opening hours are:

Monday – Saturday 9am – 6pm, open late until 7pm on Friday and Sunday 11am – 5pm.

BY POST

Post your items to our workshop.

Attach your personal details along with your order requirements. Make sure to pack your items securely and address to:

Evans Leather Repair
Shop 50 Royal Arcade,
150 Elizabeth St,
Melbourne, VIC 3000.

BY COURIER

Courier your items to our workshop.

Get high quality workmanship delivered directly to your workplace. Choose a courier service and send to:

Evans Leather Repair
Shop 50 Royal Arcade,
150 Elizabeth St,
Melbourne, VIC 3000