Reweaving: Holes, Tears, Rips, Burns

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

Each worker wears magnifying glasses while working with small needles and thread to reweave the damaged area. Stitch by stitch the reweaver replicates the garments original structure rendering the damaged area undetectable.

French weaving

Reweaving: French weaving a holeFrench weaving, also known as invisible weaving, is the type of reweaving used to restore small holes, tears and burns in fabric. Threads are taken from a hidden area of the garment and carefully woven horizontally and vertically over the damaged area, restoring the damaged fabric.


Reweaving: A tear in pants repaired with inweaving

Inweaving, also known as piece weaving, is the type of reweaving used for larger tears, rips and wear, in cases where French weaving is impractical. A piece of material is taken from a hidden area on the garment and woven over the damaged area.


Reweaving: A sweater after reknittingReknitting is the type of reweaving used to repair holes, tears, burns and wear in knit garments. Yarn is taken from hidden areas and used to carefully reproduce the knit pattern.