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Offline maltess

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Best chainstitch hemming
« on: March 26, 2021, 07:19:30 pm »
Hello guys, I recently bought a pair of IH-555 21 oz. I wanted to send this to Giles for chainstitch hemming, I have send other non IH jeans in the past to the Iron Heart site chainstitch service and the result is always great, an excellent job.

When I tried a different store it wasn´t the same, even if they are using the same Union Special 43200G. The thing is, with the new brexit limitations, I can´t send the jeans to the IH store.

Would you guys know of other store that makes a great job with chainstitch hemming? I guess I am being a little perfectionist here, but I like jeans to look as good as possible
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Re: Best chainstitch hemming
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2021, 07:40:44 pm »
DC4 in Berlin and Statement Store in Munich do excellent chainstitch hemming. I can totally recommend them.

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Re: Best chainstitch hemming
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2021, 07:49:00 pm »
DC4 in Berlin and Statement Store in Munich do excellent chainstitch hemming. I can totally recommend them.

Agreed... they do. So do the guys at IHUK.
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Re: Best chainstitch hemming
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2021, 06:19:54 pm »
Yes, IHUK is perfect, but I can´t send jeans at the moment. What about Iron Heart Germany? Do you guys have any experience with them?

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Re: Best chainstitch hemming
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2021, 10:18:52 pm »
Unlike darning, chain stitching is undoable.  So you’re not taking such a big risk with a less than perfect job.  The only problem is if they are cut too short.

Poor Matt redid the chain stitching on a pair of my jeans 5 times at one of the fish and chips.

And a well known repair service permanently turned the crotch of my jeans into a cheese grater.  I’m still bitter.

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Re: Best chainstitch hemming
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2021, 10:40:52 pm »
I’m afraid I know what you’re talking about @DrPat
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Re: Best chainstitch hemming
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2021, 07:17:58 am »
OK, so, I just want to make sure. If I remove the chainstitch with a thread picker, and then send the jeans to a chainstitch hemming service, they can´t redo the hemming?

Whats the reason? maybe the denim retains noticeable holes from the previous hemming? what if I make ir a bit shorter?