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post #1 of 18
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I recently had a little bike accident (the crank snapped in half) and my new LBM 1911 summerweight jacket got torn. Here's what it looked like:


I went to a few tailors and they basically laughed me out of the shop. So I looked into invisible weaving.

Invisible weaving is a process in which a piece of fabric is taken and it's re-attached on top of the tear. Each strand needs to be attached individually to other strands on the jacket so that it attaches seamlessly. It's highly labor-intensive, and accordingly, very expensive.

I went to one in my city. I was quoted $350 to repair the jacket. I really didn't want to pay that, as the cost of the jacket + alterations was only a little higher, so I shopped around online.

I found Fabric Reweavers USA, saw some good mentions online, gave them a call and got a quote for a MUCH lower price - $145 including return shipping.

I got the jacket back today - here's the sleeve:




To me, this is an unbelievable result. I'm actually looking forward to screwing up my next jacket

I posted this thread because on the phone the owners talked as if they could use more business. I see this as an extremely valuable and well-priced service, so I wanted to make SF aware.
Edited by Chaos_Cow - 10/4/13 at 6:53am
post #2 of 18
This is the first truly interesting thing I've read on SF in a while, I had no idea this service existed. Thank you OP for sharing. I can foresee a lot of applications for this.
post #3 of 18
Wow, didn't know there is services out there that can repair such a tear. I'll have to bookmark their website.
post #4 of 18

I remember the Styleforum member Orgretorix using Fabric Reweavers USA with excellent results:

 

http://thriftygent.com/pfft/

 

http://thriftygent.com/reweaving-info/

post #5 of 18
Holy cow!
post #6 of 18
This is unbelievably impressive, thanks for sharing and have fun with your jacket! smile.gif
post #7 of 18

That's amazing! I have a pair of pants that are starting to wear in the crotch, so I might give them a try.

post #8 of 18
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Originally Posted by Chaos_Cow View Post

I recently had a little bike accident (the crank snapped in half) and my new LBM 11 summerweight jacket got torn. Here's what it looked like:
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I went to a few tailors and they basically laughed me out of the shop. So I looked into invisible weaving.

Invisible weaving is a process in which a piece of fabric is taken and it's re-attached on top of the tear. Each strand needs to be attached individually to other strands on the jacket so that it attaches seamlessly. It's highly labor-intensive, and accordingly, very expensive.

I went to one in my city. I was quoted $350 to repair the jacket. I really didn't want to pay that, as the cost of the jacket + alterations was only a little higher, so I shopped around online.

I found Fabric Reweavers USA, saw some good mentions online, gave them a call and got a quote for a MUCH lower price - $145 including return shipping.

I got the jacket back today - here's the sleeve:

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To me, this is an unbelievable result. I'm actually looking forward to screwing up my next jacket

I posted this thread because on the phone the owners talked as if they could use more business. I see this as an extremely valuable and well-priced service, so I wanted to make SF aware.

Amazing, too bad I have nothing in need of repair. Thank you for posting.
post #9 of 18

Wow that's cool!  Now I just need a similar fix for broken/damaged buttons.

post #10 of 18
Ohh. That's cool, could have sold a jacket I had for a profit instead of a loss had I known about this earlier. frown.gif
post #11 of 18
Any idea on the price of reweaving a much smaller hole?

I've got a hole in the pants of a suit...the suit is getting old but I would like to keep wearing it. I had thought about just patching/reinforcing the hole (it's near the front pocket and would be covered by the jacket) but wanted to price out reweaving first.

It also got dirty the last time I wore it...I don't want to clean it before doing the repair (would lead to fraying) but I worry that the stains will be permanent and I will have wasted money on the repair if they don't come out.
post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Any idea on the price of reweaving a much smaller hole?

I've got a hole in the pants of a suit...the suit is getting old but I would like to keep wearing it. I had thought about just patching/reinforcing the hole (it's near the front pocket and would be covered by the jacket) but wanted to price out reweaving first.

It also got dirty the last time I wore it...I don't want to clean it before doing the repair (would lead to fraying) but I worry that the stains will be permanent and I will have wasted money on the repair if they don't come out.

Almost certainly much, much cheaper. Take a picture and send them an e-mail - they'll give you an estimate. They quoted me $150 after seeing the picture, and they made it very clear that that was as expensive as their service ever gets. What you're looking for would be significantly cheaper.
post #13 of 18
They have done all of our reweaving for years... Great people too!
post #14 of 18
I have so much respect for reweavers. Last year I tore a hole in my suit pants and luckily there was a reweaver here in Korea. It turned out great and it's barely noticeable.
post #15 of 18
This is indeed awesome. Thanks for sharing.
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