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Chainstitch Hemming

Not all chainstitch hems are created equal.

We now offer chainstitch hems with a vintage Union Special 43200G for any 3sixteen jeans purchased via our website. Our machine is a 3rd generation model with the correct 38” folding attachment, which will ensure hems that will produce the beautiful roping effect that this machine is known for.

The 43200G has been out of production since the late 80’s. It has a defect that causes the fabric coming into the folder to enter at a different rate than the bottom side of the hem being pulled forward by the feeder dogs. This deficit results in a twisting in the fabric that becomes more apparent with wear and washes - something resembling a rope. Most chainstitch hems that you see today are done on modern machines that have corrected this defect, which means that they will not torque the same way.

The 43200G has been out of production since the late 80’s. It has a defect that causes the fabric coming into the folder to enter at a different rate than the bottom side of the hem being pulled forward by the feeder dogs. This deficit results in a twisting in the fabric that becomes more apparent with wear and washes - something resembling a rope. Most chainstitch hems that you see today are done on modern machines that have corrected this defect, which means that they will not torque the same way.

A few items of note:

  • Hem services will add a two-day turnaround time to your order.
  • We will only hem with matching thread colors according to what’s currently on the jean.
  • Hemmed jeans are ineligible for exchange or return.
  • If you’re buying unsanforized jeans, please account for the inseam shrinkage that will occur on your first soak. If you’re unsure about how much length to add, please contact us to discuss prior to placing your order.

A few items of note:

  • Hem services will add a two-day turnaround time to your order.
  • We will only hem with matching thread colors according to what’s currently on the jean.
  • Hemmed jeans are ineligible for exchange or return.
  • If you’re buying unsanforized jeans, please account for the inseam shrinkage that will occur on your first soak. If you’re unsure about how much length to add, please contact us to discuss prior to placing your order.

Chainstitch hemming is now available.

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