Fabric reweavers USA - awesome

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  1. Chaos_Cow

    Chaos_Cow Well-Known Member

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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:
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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.
     
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  2. Svenn

    Svenn Senior member

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    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.
     


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    guyver00 Senior member

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    Wow, didn't know there is services out there that can repair such a tear. I'll have to bookmark their website.
     


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    Louis XIV Senior member

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    This is unbelievably impressive, thanks for sharing and have fun with your jacket! :)
     


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    NeedStyleHelp Senior member

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


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    gyasih Senior member

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


  9. S240

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


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    Ohh. That's cool, could have sold a jacket I had for a profit instead of a loss had I known about this earlier. :(
     


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    otc Senior member

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    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.
     


  12. Chaos_Cow

    Chaos_Cow Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  13. TonyThe Tailor

    TonyThe Tailor Senior member

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    They have done all of our reweaving for years... Great people too!
     


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    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.
     


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    This is indeed awesome. Thanks for sharing.
     


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