weaver takes a piece of fabric from a hidden area of the
garment, matching the direction and pattern of the damaged
area. Using a special latch needle and magnifying glasses, the
fabric piece is woven into a blocked area around the damage.
Then the cut out area is replaced with lining.
overweave can show as a faint square, especially in light tan
colors. Usually, however, it is unnoticeable to a person not
aware of the repair.
a photo of a damaged lapel on the left, and a repair of the
fabric using overweaving on the right.