Chain-Stitch Hemming Service with a Union Special 43200G
If you are purchasing denim from Blue Owl and would like hemming, simply add a note to your denim at time of purchase with your desired length - the service is free. Only order here if you are shipping denim purchased elsewhere to Blue Owl for hemming services. Please send us an e-mail to confirm your hemming request after ordering.
Chain-stitching is a hemming method that chains two threads together to create a more durable and flexible hem with a "roping" effect after being washed or soaked. The Union Special is one of the original machines used to create a chain-stitch hem on denim, and the Union Special 43200G we use is the second generation of the model from the 1950s with a few modifications. This machine has a Servo Motor electric control panel and an air compressor unit. As the machine pulls the fabric adding directional pressure to the hem, the Servo Motor and air compressor allows the speed to go up or down and the needle to create an evenly controlled chain stitch and the desired "roping" effect.
- $25 per a pair of denim (plus any associated shipping fees and sales tax) for denim purchased elsewhere.
- Turn around time is 2-5 days excluding shipping.
- On all dry denim (unsanforized or unwashed raw), this service may include a one wash/soak in order to shrink the denim to tagged size. We will discuss with customer prior to soaking and discuss if it is necessary. Sanforized fabrics will not be soaked as they will not shrink enough to affect hemming and inseam length. When possible, we use the same thread used by the manufacture and match the color to the original hem.