Chainstitch Hemming + Alteration service

Union Special - 43200G   'Chainstitch Hemming service' 

A new pair of dry denim is mostly sold in only two or three various lenghts. If you need to shorter the length of your pair and you want to maintain the original chainstitched hem? You can send them over to us!

Dutch Denim Repair is proud to have an Union Special 43200G chainstitch machine, which create the original ‘roping effect’ on the hem. That effect is created by 3/8-inch folding attachment and the feeder. The fabric enters in a different speed, which folds the fabric with a little twist to create that original look. 

Union Special 43200G

To offer you the same quality chainstitch hemming service for every denim, We will 'hem' your favorite pair to the exact length on this beautiful industrial machine. 

I will match the original thread color as much as possible. If you prefer a custom thread color, please add to your order or mail. Everything is possible, even indigo dyed thread. These threads will fade over time! How cool!

How to measure the exact length, check the video below, or download the .pdf to help you fill in the right lengths. I'll add a 6/8 inch (or 19mm) to create the hem.



Tapering service

We can adjust your denim to your fit, or you just want to have a more tapered fit with a smaller hem, we can taper them for you. If you're scared the local repairshop will cut away that precious selvedge or if your ending up with a very large/fat selvedge? No problem, all tapering will be done from the inseam to preserve the nice details!

Every inseam is possible to reconstruct from a flat felled seam to an overlock seam. And we work with the original industrial sewing machines, used for constructing denim. 


Please fill in the .pdf to make your jeans nicely tapered and in the perfect shape or if you're looking to get that sneaker small leg-opening.

Repair + Alterations-form
Please add to your repair and fill in the details
Repairform_1.pdf (648.96KB)
Repair + Alterations-form
Please add to your repair and fill in the details
Repairform_1.pdf (648.96KB)

*Every tapering comes with a new chainstitch hem.

How to measure: 

It's easy to measure the preferred width of the legs, by laying the jeans flat and measure them like the pictures below. Please fill in the lenghts in the repairform. Tip: Compare the width with your favourite pair and take over the measurements to make it to your needs.


The pricing list is based on the time that is needed for me to alter a pair, the machine maintenance and the equipment such as sewing thread and needles.






Chainstitch Hemming service - Union Special 43200G*

Chainstitch Hemming service - Union Special 43200G* (18 oz. and up)





Tapering (from the knee down) + Chainstitch Hem (max. 18 oz. denim)

Tapering (from the thigh down) + Chainstitch Hem (max 18 oz. denim)





*Please send us a mail or leave a comment at the checkout with your preferred inseam length (in cm or inch) and thread color

(Returning costs will be free for The Netherlands for all repairs above €100,-)



When choosing the chainstitch hemming- or the tapering service please note the following:

- Please be clear when filling the form, a message will be send if it needs more specifications

- It is impossible to undo the process of tapering or a cut off hem

- No refund possible after the tapering- or chainstitch hemming service is done

- It is always possible to decline a pair for alterations or for the chainstitch hemming service

- Stretch denim will not be accepted for any alterations or hemming service