AlterKnit

MOTH HOLES
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REPAIR DAMAGE BY MOTH HOLES.

Restore garments to their original state

Moth hole damage is a common issue that occurs when garments are attacked by clothes moths. These tiny pests are attracted to natural fibers like wool, cashmere, silk, and fur, where they lay their eggs.

Fortunately, there are effective ways to repair moth holes and salvage your favorite garments. At Alterknit, we specialize in expert moth hole repair techniques that restore your garments to their original condition. Our skilled artisans utilize advanced methods such as reweaving, darning, and patching to seamlessly mend moth damage

The most common cause

of moth holes?

DIRT! Don’t be afraid to dry clean or wash your sweaters by hand or on gentle delicate in your machine (now is the time to break out that mesh bag). Neither will harm your garment – in fact your cashmere and wool will feel even softer. Plus, washing away food and dirt will leave less behind for moths and other critters to munch on.

What can I do 

TO PREVENT THEM?

Check in with your wardrobe! Out of sight is not out of mind and might just lead to your favorite sweater or suit being out of your closet for good. So check in with your clothes, commit to regular cleaning schedule after multiple wears and in between seasons. There’s a lot of noise on the internets about not cleaning but we have years in clothing after care and just can’t get behind that. Keep it clean folks!

BEFORE & AFTER

Here’s a great example of our work. The garment pictured below was sent with a request to repair all holes. This a fun sweater by Jumper 1 2 3 4  super colorful and made with cashmere.

Our experts seamlessly reknit the damaged area leaving no trace of any damage; with the end result being able to restore the garment  back to its original state.

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HOW MUCH DOES MOTH HOLE REPAIR COST?

SIZE & COMPLEXITY OF DAMAGE:
Repairing larger or more complex moth hole damages demands additional time and skill, which can escalate the overall cost of the service.

TYPE OF GARMENT MATERIAL:
The cost may vary based on the type of material your garment is made of. Delicate, rare, or fine fabrics like silk or cashmere may necessitate specialized techniques, potentially increasing the expense of the moth hole repair.

REPAIR TECHNIQUE:
Different repair techniques for moth holes have varying levels of complexity and labor requirements. The choice of technique can impact the overall cost of the repair service.

AVAILABILITY OF MATCHING THREADS/MATERIALS:
Locating or creating matching threads or materials for the moth hole repair is essential. If specific threads or materials are rare or difficult to find, it may contribute to additional costs for the repair.

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FACTORS WE CONSIDER WHEN EVALUATING

SIZE

01
AND EXTENT
OF THE DAMAGE

DIFFICULTY

02
HARVESTING

YARN OR THREAD

LOCATION

03
OF THE
DAMAGE

FABRIC

04
THICKNESS

AND WEIGHT
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