This is the Japanese art of kaketsugi, a technique that makes holes in clothes disappear


Author: Clark Tos
2022-11-19 14:03:02

We've all had the experience of poking a hole in one of our clothes. Unfortunately in these cases, it seems impossible to go back. However, you will see that a Japanese technique can work miracles!

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Indeed, the art Japanese kaketsugi, a kind of invisible mending, offers the opportunity to transform a damaged garment into a brand new garment. The result is so impressive that even knowing the exact location of the hole, you will no longer be able to realize that the fabric was damaged. It must be said that experienced seamstresses capable of carrying out this type of very meticulous repair are real magicians. Thanks to them, the clothes seem to come out of the store again.

Repairing holes in clothes, a unique skill

The kaketsugi repairs the fabric by taking a piece of another hidden part of the garment, such as the seam allowance inside a jacket. After cutting it, the latter is placed over the hole and its threads are woven into the rest of the clothes . Often, the artisan separates the fibers into finer strands, then uses a needle and a piece of yarn to reweave them onto the garment. This delicate process is an incredible sight to behold and requires skills that can take years to master.

When done well, the repair is completely invisible and gives real new life to a garment. To see the kaketsugi in action, check out the photos below:

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Credit: artisan_of_kaketsugi / Instagram

Credit: artisan_of_kaketsugi / Instagram

Credit: artisan_of_kaketsugi / Instagram

Credit: artisan_of_kaketsugi / Instagram

Credit: artisan_of_kaketsugi / Instagram

Credit: artisan_of_kaketsugi / Instagram

Credit: artisan_of_kaketsugi / Instagram

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