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alotofstitches | Posted in General Discussion on

Does anyone know how to re-weave?  I need to repair a 1/8″ burn hole in 100% wool sport coat sleeve.  Thank goodness he no longer smokes!  Help me please!

Liz

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  1. mygaley | | #1

    There was a recommendation for a book Mend It:  A Complete Guide to Clothing Repair by Maureen Goldsworthy in January of this year.  Go to the bottom of the gatherings menu and search reweaving.  Let us know how you do.

  2. mem | | #2

    Hey at least its not a set of lungs that you are wanting to 'reweave"!!

  3. stitchintime | | #3

    Dear Liz,

    To reweave, try first forming a warp by going across the hole with the wool, from the center out to the edges. That is, go across the center back and forth to one side of the hole and come back and start again across the center to the other side. All threads should be in the same direction and fairly close together matching as closely as you can the original directions of the weave. Then take the wool and form the weft going in the opposite direction (90 degrees to the direction the first threads were laid) and weaving in and out of the warp threads that have already been laid. You will have to lay the threads to match the density (tight or loose) of the original weave.

    I have a very old sewing book with directions on how to darn socks and this is how they describe the reweaving process. My mother used to do it on my father's heavy winter wool socks.

    I don't know if this is clear or not. I hope it helps.

    Connie

  4. FrancesC | | #4

    An 1/8" hole is pretty small and the fabric in a sports coat is usually somewhat coarse. So, depending on where the hole is on the sleeve, my first impulse would be to draw it closed with regular thread and leave it at that. Insert the needle right in one side and end of the hole, carry the thread over to the other side, take a tiny stitch on the underside, then go back to the other side and repeat until you reach the end of the hole, drawing up the thread until the sides meet. See what it looks like. If you think the cut ends are too obvious, all I can think to do would be to darn it with tiny stitches to fasten them down.

    You could try fusing a tiny patch into the hole - get the patch from a seam - but I think that is too much trouble and probably no more sightly than just drawing the hole together.

    FrancesC

  5. needle | | #5

    Sometimes it is possible to " Cut & Paste"  If you can match  the pattern  by cutting a small  piece of fabric from the hem and attach it UNDER the hole, then use     mending glue, or the sticky hemming tape around it, and iron it. You would also have to mend the hole you have cut in the hem, but at least nobody is going to see it there. If you ask in a fabric store they usually have a mending tape or glue.   Needle

                                                                                                       

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