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restore your wardrobe…with alterknit new york

A cozy cashmere sweater, a treasured pair of trousers, a beloved bag…

Let’s face it – we all own at least one cherished article of clothing, handbag or pair of shoes that we simply can’t bear to part with…and now, you don’t have to.

Welcome to AlterKnit New York, your one-stop online resource for sweater repairs, invisible mending, French reweaving, knit alterations, suit reparation, shoe & bag repair, knit restyling and so much more.
Whether you’re looking to fix a hole in your favorite wool cardigan or a nasty snag in your best pantsuit, we offer a full range of upscale repair and alteration services. What’s more, we offer custom tailoring options, so you can finally wear that knit sweater that never fit quite right.

Why Choose Us Over A Tailor?

Unlike traditional tailoring done at your local dry cleaners, we use a special technique known as reknitting, harvesting the yarn from your own garment. This time-honored process allows us to repair your snag, hole, burn or tear for virtually seamless results in a variety of fabrics, including knits, wovens, cashmeres, denim and other materials. In the event that we are unable to take the yarn or fibers from the article of clothing, we have a comprehensive textile library at our disposal to ensure a great match. Learn more about our repair specialties and NYC-based reknitting services here.

Look Your Best With AlterKnit

At AlterKnit New York, we go the distance to keep you looking good – it’s our mission to ensure you’re satisfied with our clothing repair and customized tailoring services. When you want to look your absolute best, we offer a full range of restyling, restoration and cleaning services, back to life! Whether you’re looking to refurbish an heirloom leather pocketbook, mend knit fabrics that have sustained pulls or tears, or even replace missing buttons, we are able to restore your wardrobe with an unparalleled level of attention to detail.

We’re (K)not Just Knits Anymore

Since 2009, we’ve transformed wardrobes across the country, restoring your prized pieces back to their original glory! Featured in Real Simple magazine, AlterKnit New York has kept our clientele fashion-forward, providing customized clothing repair and convenient tailoring solutions nationwide. See what’s new here:

Here are just a few of the beloved brands we’ve worked on:

  • • J Crew
    • VINCE
    • Ralph Lauren
    • Lora Piana
    • Chanel
    • Bruno Cucinelli
    • Alexander Wang
    • Gucci
    • Helmut Lang
    • TSE
  • • Malo
    • White & Warren
    • Autumn Cashmere
    • Brooks Brothers
    • Burberry
    • St. John’s
    • Balenciaga
    • Jil Sander
    • Pringel from Scotland
    • Missoni
  • • Chloe
    • Marc Jacobs
    • Milly
    • Piazza Sempione
    • Rag & Bone
    • Joie
    • Tahari
    • Tory Burch
    • Club Monaco

Our Complete Menu of Garment Repair Services Includes:

• Alterations
• Bridal Services
• Garment Cleaning
• Heirloom Restoration
• Invisible Mending
• Moth Hole & Snag Repair
• Reknitting
• Knit Alterations
• Restyling
• Reweaving
• Shoe & Bag Cleaning
• Shoe & Bag Repair
• Suit Repair

the alterknit story: a stitch in time

In 2009, we realized there was not only a market for quality reknitting services in New York, but a gap – local tailors don’t always offer this specialized type of mending, and dry cleaners (although inexpensive & fast) are not artisans in this traditional form of clothing repair. And from there, AlterKnit New York was born – out of necessity, but also out of a passion to provide the best reknitting and reweaving services nationwide.

30 Years of Reweaving & Tailoring Experience

With over three decades of experience, our team of repair experts carefully matches the pattern and style of your garment and revives the damaged area – often with astonishing, like-new results. In fact, we’re so meticulous, each item is restored.

manually with handiwork done under a magnifying glass to ensure the superior results we’re renowned for. In addition to our custom knitting, reweaving, darning and suit repair services, we proudly offer specialties such as mothproofing, repairing fabric burns, and mending garments that have been affected by insect damage.

Consistent Customer Care – Quality Results

Over the past several years, we’ve grown in recognition, appearing in national magazines and press. As a result of our evolution, we have expanded our services online, serving our loyal customers across the country. However, we continue to maintain the high standards our company was built upon, ensuring that each of your garments – whether it’s a prized leather handbag, designer pair of shoes, luxurious angora sweater, or favorite jeans – will receive the same level of attention. Questions about our repair services? Visit us here – we look forward to serving you!

our promise to you

At AlterKnit New York, we specialize in mending and reweaving, and are dedicated to keeping this bespoke art form alive within the garment, alterations and repair industry. Our goal is your complete satisfaction. Located in the heart of Manhattan, we proudly provide the best weaving and mending services throughout the tri-state area, including our exclusive cashmere sweater care services.

Convenient Pick-Up / Drop-Off Locally & Shipping Nationwide

With our drop-off NYC location at 245th W. 29th Street or our convenient pick-up option, repairing your clothing has never been easier. We also offer our handy online shipping services – simply fill out our shipping label and follow our easy instructions, and we’ll deliver your repaired garment anywhere within the contiguous US.

Your Satisfaction Is Our #1 Priority

Although your neighborhood tailor may be cheaper and faster, you won’t get the same results that AlterKnit New York can provide. Listen to what our satisfied customers are saying about us here.

Questions or Comments? Check out our FAQ section here or ask a question.

as featured in
real simple

planning to drop off in nyc?

We are a trusted nationwide service with customers sending us garments from all 50 states.

For your convenience, we also have a NYC local drop-off spot located at

245 West 29th St Suite 900
(inside of MWS Pro Beauty)
New York, NY 10001

Please note! There is always someone to receive your items at the chelsea location. However there is not always a member of our team able to give you an on the spot diagnosis.

For simple hole repair just drop off and join the fix it line!

If you need a body, sleeve shortening or hem knit alteration and are comfortable marking the length or width yourself and/or you or someone you know can pin it for you, you can drop it off and we'll take care of the rest.

If you would like to be pinned by a specialist, please book a private appointment either online or call us at 212-473-6363.

We're here to help and look forward to restoring your wardrobe!