Lulu's Threadwork Reweaving & Reknitting

Reweaving is a specialized skill for repairing damaged fabrics and knits. It involves hand weaving thread strands into the garment's damaged area. With special needles and state-of-the-art magnifying glass plates, the reweaver replicates the garment's original condition, creating virtually undetectable repairs.

Pittsburgh Clothing Alterations and Repair

French Reweave

This method is also know as the Invisible Weave, a technique applied on select fabrics with small holes, tears and burns. It involves a meticulous process wherein threads are taken from an inside seam of the garment and are hand-woven into the damaged area. The thread strands are replaced individually, creating a new fabric that is visually indistinguishable from the rest of the garment.


This method is the most common reweaving technique, applied on larger tears. A piece of fabric is taken form a hidden area of the garment and is interwoven into the frayed edges of the damaged area, matching the fabric's pattern. Inweaving on a solid color material may show a discernable outline, while plaids tend to show invisible repairs.


Similar to the French Weave, this method involves taking hidden thread strands from sweaters, double knits, and wool knits. The thread strands are then knitted into the damaged area of the garment. Intricate care is practiced to match the knit pattern and style.


When it comes to how well you look in your clothing, a good fit makes all the difference. Whether you require a simple hem or a complete overhaul of your garment, our qualified professional seamstresses in Pittsburgh will do what it takes to ensure your satisfaction. Our specialists are trained to provide excellent alteration services, focused on quality and personal attention. We repair, re-style and re-size clothing for men, women and children. And everyday, we hem pants while you wait.

Gown Alterations

We can alter your bridal or bridesmaid's gown with ease, allowing it to fit you perfectly so you look and feel great on that important day. Pricing Here

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