Welcome to British Invisible Mending Service Ltd.





British Invisible Mending Service retail outlet at 32 Thayer Street London W1, Our base for many years in the heart of London's West End.

 What is Invisible mending?

The term "Invisible Mending" dates back more than 200 years and describes the highly skilled and time-consuming method of repairing damage to cloth by taking individual threads from a hem, side seam or other concealed part of the garment of the same type and re weaving them over the damaged area to make as near perfect repairs as is humanly possible.

Below are some pictures of the sequences involved in effecting an invisible repair to the sleeve of a damaged jacket.

Prior tothe repair being started the damaged area is pressed flat, ready for reweaving.

The damaged area is pressed flat.

The sleeve hem is carefully unpicked prior to the repair being carried out.

The sleeve hem is carefully unpicked.

Threads are removed one at a time from a concealed area so as they may be used to effect the invisible repair.

Threads are removed one at a time from a concealed area.

Sufficient threads of each colour are removed to weave the repair.

Sufficient threads of each colour are removed to weave the repair.

Threads are inserted by hand to exactly match the original weave.

Threads are inserted by hand to exactly match the original weave.

First the warp and then the weft threads are carefully rewoven.

First the warp and then the weft threads are carefully re woven.

The trailing ends of the threads are carefully removed.

Finally the invisible repair is pressed flat the last part of this intricate process.

Finally the invisible repair is pressed flat the last part of this intricate process.

But Beware! ...

there are many other methods of repairing which are often wrongly described as "Invisible". Proper Invisible Mending skills take many years to perfect. There are no end of local tailors and seamstresses who are "handy with a needle" but that is in no way the same as genuine "Invisible Mending" Patching, machine darns and "woven patch" techniques may have a place when speed and cheapness is all that matters but when a quality job is called for, only proper Invisible Mending will do.