repair

How do you repair your favourite chef gear?

How do you repair your favourite chef gear?

Even the most durable garments may need a little attention over time, so don't let a loose button or a small hole ruin your favourite Chef Jacket or shirt. Use the Le Nouveau Chef repair guide to fix your garment. This repair guide provides tips and tricks to deal with the possible problems that arise after long-term and intensive use, so your favourite clothing can last even longer. 

How to: sew on buttons
What you need in your repair kit: Button, matching sewing thread (40cm), spacer (pin, toothpick, or match), sewing needle, scissors.

  • Thread the needle and make a knot by tying both ends of the thread together.
  • Create an anchor point in the shape of an X on the back of the fabric using small stitches.
  • Place the button over the X and make stitches through the buttonholes, using a spacer to maintain the right amount of tension. Repeat the stitching process 4-5 times, ensuring the button is securely attached. 
  • On the last stitch, come up behind the button and make small knots on the back of the fabric and cut off any excess thread.

How to: re-attach a neck label
What you need in your repair kit: Neck label, matching sewing thread (20cm), spacer (pin, toothpick, or match), sewing needle, scissors.

  • Place the label in its correct position and attach it with a pin to keep it steady.
  • Sew an anchor point shaped as an X on the back of the fabric. Attach the label by sewing a few stitches through the fabric and the label. 
  • On the last stitch, make a knot close to the garment and cut off the thread. Make a few small knots on the back of the fabric.

How to: fix small holes
What you need in your repair kit: Fusing paper, scissors, an iron, a cotton cloth.

  • Cut out two small pieces of fusing paper slightly larger than the hole. Iron on top of the hole to make the fibres stay in place.
  • Place the fusing paper on the back side of the hole, with the adhesive side against the fabric. Press the iron on the hole for 10 seconds, using a cotton cloth as a protective layer. Use your fingertips to press the edges of the hole together.

Choose your battles
Sometimes a little attention given to your workwear isn’t enough, sometimes it’s just time to ask for a professional tailor to take care of your products. You also have the option to select and purchase a new item from our collection.