Reweaving Repairs Reweaving Repairs


There is a considerable satisfaction in restoring fabric that has been ruined from its original attractiveness and durability. However, this is not mere sewing or mending. This is the art of replacing, by hand, the original threads following the same weave.

French Invisible Weaving: This type of reweaving is for very small holes up to the size of a dime. It is a very meticulous process in which threads are taken from inside the seam of the garment and hand woven in and out of the other threads in order to close the hole and make it invisible. It is a time consuming process and thus is the most expensive reweaving method.

Inweave: This is the most common reweaving process. A small piece of fabric from an area of the garment that is hidden is placed over the hole and interwoven into the edges. It is a difficult process and must be matched exactly with the pattern of the garment. An inweave on a solid color material may show a distinct square outline.

Reknitting: This type of reweave can be done on knitted fabrics, such as sweaters, double knits or wool knits. Visibility depends on the color and type of knit and the size of the damage.

How long does it take? Reweaving is an art and can take up to three weeks to complete. It may take longer if we wait for approval by a client for an estimate.

How much does it cost? Because it is a meticulous hand-done technique, reweaving is not cheap. However, It is a great alternative to discarding your favorite suit or sweater in the event of damage. We offer free estimates and descriptions of the work at our customer's request. If no estimate is requested we will select the best method possible to repair the damage.


Perhaps you’ve been wondering where the replacement piece is supposed to come from.

1. The underside of the hem. It is easy to get a piece and finish off the hem.

2. The cloth turned under the back waistband can be useful for patching a small hole.

3. The inside of the front top patch pockets.

4. The sleeve facing that has allowances of two inches or more.

5. The backside facing underneath the lining in the case of a vented coat.

6. The facing on top side of pockets.

7. The facing of the fly.

8. The facing of back button-down pockets. This area is generally very useful for large patches.

9. The front facing underneath the lining. You should tell your customer that the replacement piece has been taken away.

10. The material hanging over flap pockets. To get a neat finish, we make it into a slashed pocket.

The original garment is always cleaned and pressed to wear after all weave construction.

Please call our customer service center if you have further questions regarding these services.


Return to Services