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Hi,

I recently got a hat that has some some moth damage and was curious if anyone can repair or even if its cost effective?

thanks for any info

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Depending on the extent of the damage will be the tell all. Some damage just can't be repaired...

Get some photos on for an accurate assessment.

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There are professional reweavers who can repair holes, tears, etc. Usually, they need enough original material to make the repair as undetectable as possible. I don't know their exact methods, or whether they can work with a hat. You would have to show it to them. I would check the Yellow Pages, Internet, etc., to see if I could locate one nearby. In some cases, you can do your own repairs by removing some nap with a razor blade and using the "fuzz" to fill the holes, applying a very small amount of adhesive to hold it in. Too much adhesive will show. This works best with doeskin. It does not work well with a textured cloth.

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Disbo,

I understand your problem all too well. I bought a german army general's tunic that has been badly mothed. In Australia, these sort of people advertise that they do 'invisible mending' and I have heard they can do a very good job. My tunic could only benefit from their work, and I intend to get it done, as soon as I can find another piece of similar material for them to use. Normally they cut excess pieces out from behind linings, inside sleeves, behind seams etc, but I would prefer they not do that in my case, if at all possible.

One of their common techniques, for larger holes that can't be closed, is to put a piece of matching material behind it, and blend it with the rest, until you can hardly see the repair. Of course such work is rarely completely undetectable, but a good repair is better than a big hole, which is only likely to get worse, with age.

So if anyone has some scraps of high quality gray/green material from an army officer's tunic that was too far gone, I might be interested in it.

David!

If anyone is interested, I can post some pictures of my moth victim.

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