AlterKnit

REWEAVING
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PROFESSIONAL
REWEAVING SERVICE

Seamlessly repair any damages to your clothing items.

Reweaving is a specialized textile repair technique that involves intricately interlacing new threads into damaged areas of fabric. This process requires skilled craftsmanship to seamlessly blend the new threads with the existing fabric, resulting in a nearly invisible repair.

The reweaving process typically begins by carefully examining the damaged area to assess its size, type of fabric, and weave pattern. Matching threads are then selected to recreate the original fabric’s texture, color, and pattern.

The Reweaving methods we are experts in:

INWEAVING: Inweaving involves carefully threading new yarns into the damaged area, replicating the original weave pattern. This technique is suitable for repairing small tears or holes in woven fabrics.

FRENCH REWEAVING: Also known as invisible weaving, French reweaving involves weaving new threads into the damaged area while aligning them with the existing fabric’s grain and pattern. This technique is ideal for repairing fine fabrics and achieving seamless repairs.

OVERWEAVING: Overweaving entails covering the damaged area with new threads, creating a layer that blends with the surrounding fabric. While it may not replicate the original weave pattern, overweaving is effective for repairing larger damages and areas with missing threads.

PATCH REWEAVING: Patch reweaving involves inserting a matching fabric patch into the damaged area and weaving around its edges to blend it with the surrounding fabric. This technique is suitable for repairing larger holes or damages where the original fabric cannot be rewoven.

Reweaving vs Patching, Mending and Resewing: Here’s how reweaving compares to other clothing repair techniques:

PATCHING: Patching involves covering a damaged area with a piece of fabric or patch and sewing it in place. While effective for larger tears or holes, patches can alter the garment’s appearance and may not always blend well with the original fabric.

DARNING: Darning is a method of repairing small holes or tears by hand-stitching over them with matching thread. While darning can be effective for minor damage, it may leave visible stitches and alter the fabric’s texture.

OVERWEAVING: Overweaving entails covering the damaged area with new threads, creating a layer that blends with the surrounding fabric. While it may not replicate the original weave pattern, overweaving is effective for repairing larger damages and areas with missing threads.

SEWING: Sewing repairs involve stitching together torn seams or reattaching loose buttons or embellishments. While sewing can address structural issues, it may not fully conceal visible damage or restore the fabric’s original appearance.

Reweaving is preferred for repairing delicate or high-value garments where maintaining the original appearance is crucial. It offers a level of precision and craftsmanship that other techniques may not achieve

BEFORE & AFTER

Here’s a great example of our work. The La Ligne cashmere garment pictured below was sent in with holes throughout the cuffs. Our experts were able repair the holes maintaining the stitch design and color pattern.  At the end we were able to restore the garment seamlessly to its original state.

HOW MUCH DOES REWEAVING COST?

EXTENT & COMPLEXITY OF DAMAGE:
Reweaving larger or intricate damages on sweaters requires more time and expertise, potentially increasing the overall cost of the service. Complex damages demand meticulous attention to detail and skillful weaving techniques to achieve seamless repairs.

TYPE OF MATERIAL:
The cost of reweaving can vary depending on the weight and type of material used in the sweater. Delicate, rare, or fine knit fabrics may require specialized reweaving techniques and matching threads, which can contribute to higher repair costs.

REWEAVING TECHNIQUE:
Different reweaving techniques, such as French reweaving or overweaving, vary in complexity and labor requirements. The choice of technique depends on the nature of the damage and the desired outcome, influencing the overall cost of the reweaving service.

AVAILABILITY OF MATCHING THREADS/MATERIALS:
Finding or creating matching threads or materials is crucial for achieving seamless repairs. If specific threads or materials are scarce or challenging to procure, it may result in additional expenses for sourcing or customization.

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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