Reweaving

Reweaving is a specialized skill for repairing holes and tears in damaged garments.
It involves hand weaving thread strands into the garment damaged area, creating virtually invisible repairs.

There are three distinct methods of reweaving.
Depending on the size and condition of the damaged area and the fabric to be worked on, one of the following methods is applied:

  1. French Reweave

    Also known as the Invisible Weave, this technique is done on select fabrics with small tears, holes and burns. Individual thread strands from hidden areas, such as a cuff or inseam, are actually woven together by hand. This creates new fabric as it closes the hole and the repair is virtually indistinguishable from the surrounding fabric. Some fabrics, such as gabardine, don? always lend to completely invisible results. Anticipated results will be discussed before attempting the weaving.

  2. Inweaving

    For larger tears, and when the French reweave is not practical. The reweaver cuts a patch of hidden fabric and places it over the damaged area, matching the fabric pattern. The frayed edges are then hand woven into the material.

  3. Reknitting

    Similar to the French weave, this involves taking hidden strands from sweaters, double knits and wool knits and knitting them into the damaged area. Intricate care is taken in matching the garment, knit pattern and style.

 

Alternative Option for Reweaving

Reweaving work involves a very specialized skill and can be time consuming.
The typical outcome of reweaving job is an excellent result. In most cases, you cannot tell there has been work done.

However , we understand that not everybody can afford the french reweaving method.
That is why we also provide an alternate, cost effective method for our customers if requested.
The results are similar with less cost, which everyone can appreciate.  Please inquire with us for more information.