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Repairservice

Since 2018 Dutch Denim Repair is offering a quality denim repairservice to all who are looking for the best for their denim. I will personally take as much time to achieve the best possible result. In that way you’ll be astonished by the way your favourite pair is returned after the repair. It will feel just like a perfectly broken in pair of denim with an extended life. The repairs will blend in with the wear and will remain the character of the fades. Check out the before and after pictures of previous work.

For me it’s also important to make sure your jeans are well taken care of by checking them for possible future damage. That being said, I will not repair something, without having your approval. Everything will be known up front.

It takes approximately two to five business days to finish the work, so you'll be able to wear your denim again, very quick! 


 



Dutch Denim Repair is able to offer different and custom repairs. The two most common repairs are the 'Damage Visible' and the 'Damage Invisible' repairs. If you need something custom, please contact me. Anything is possible.

Machines

Seiko - CW-1 darning machine

Darning is an older technique used for repairing items by reweaving the fabric by hand or machine. With this technique on a darning machine, it's possible to make stitches where there is no fabric. When used appropriately, the fabric will be restored to new and to full strength. When choosing the right thread color, it is also possible to makes the rip invisible or barely visible. There are a few machines that are made especially for darning denim. Most common and well-known is the Singer 47w70 darning machine. The first ones dated back to 1914 and is the holy grail for denimrepairs, says Mohsin Sajid from Endrime. They are now sold for around $4000-$6000 and getting harder to find because of its cultstatus and rarity. Seiko and Consew made the same machine, but are less popular. I personally work on a Seiko CW darning machine which is the modern version of the 47w70 from the 40'-50's and does the job perfectly.


 

But what is so special about the darning machine?

It has a free standing foot, which is unlike any other machines that comes with a flat surface. This is needed to move the fabric back and forward freely. The metal cone creates a round and smooth surface to keep the right tension to the fabric to maintain the fit. The needle is surrounded with a springer foot. With every step the foot is pressed on the fabric to maintain tension and is required to create a perfect stitch. And because the foot is also going up with every step, the fabric is continually able to move around. This technique originates from quilting and free motion embroidery. Where there is no feeding dog that move the fabric forward. The motor and the machine are very strong, which can also be used for leather and other strong fabrics. That makes it possible to darn various weights of denim fabric, even heavyweight denim!



Pricing

The pricing list is based on the time that is needed to repair them, the machine maintenance and the materials such as sewing thread and needles.


Discription:

Price

Quantity:

Backpocket repair

€19,95

1

Frontpocket repair (includes inner pocket)

Pocket replacement (2x)

€19,95

€39,95

1

1

Cuff repair - 1 Leg

€12,95

1

Coinpocket repair

€14,95

1

Crotch repair - 1 Panel*

€19,95

1

Crotch repair – 2-4 Panels*

€29,95

1

Knee repair – Invisible / Damage visible

€14,95

1

Phone blow-out – Invisible / Damage visibe

€12,50

1

Buttenhole repair

€12,50

1

Small hole / rip (0 - 5 cm)

Large hole/rip (> 5 cm)

Rivet / Button replacement (Copper hardware)

€9,95

v.a. 14,95

€9,95

1

1

1


*Crotch repairs on heavyweight denim (18 oz. and up) will be charged €5,00 extra,

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


Repair + Alterations-form
Please fill in this form and add to your repairs
Repairform.pdf (648.98KB)
Repair + Alterations-form
Please fill in this form and add to your repairs
Repairform.pdf (648.98KB)



Custom repairservice:

Dutch Denim Repair offers a wide variation of denim repairs / restorations, but we also do custom repairs next to darning and alterations. Please contact me for more information.



Sending and returning:

I work through mail-order-service only, because I don’t have a physical atelier (yet) that is open for visits. If you want me to take care of the repairs, please fill in the contact form, send me a mail or message us through Facebook or Instagram. After we've been in contact, you can send them over to Dutch Denim Repair. I’ll keep you updated on the process and I will send you an invoice when the repairs are finished. After they’re finished, I’ll send them back at own costs, and after the payment is transferred. I will never ask you to pay up front or keep a fee as a reservation!

(PS: It’s is not necessary to wash your jeans prior to sending them over for a repair, but if the jeans are to filthy or to greasy to hold it, I will kindly return them at your own costs.) 

 


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