Chainstitch Hemming

Due to the current COVID-19 health crisis we are taking extra precautions to offer repair and alteration services. We require that all garments be washed and unworn before they are shipped to us - NO EXCEPTIONS. Our workspace is sterile and all garments will be handled with gloves and our repair staff will be masked. We reserve the right to refuse to work on any garment we determine to be soiled or unclean which will be returned to the customer minus the $10 shipping and handling fee.

We hem all brands of jeans purchased anywhere in the world using a vintage Union Special 43200G chainstitch machine. A hem done on a 43200G is one of those key details that can make or break a pair of jeans for many denim heads. The reason is the roping effect caused by a slight defect in the mechanism so the top and bottom part of the fabric feed through at different tension.

Please note the specific item(s) in the comments section when checking out.

  • Chainstitch hemming performed on a vintage Union Special 43200g
  • Hem thread will be matched as closely as possible to the original thread
  • For other thread options please contact us at
  • Measurements will be matched to within ¼ inch
  • Lay your jeans flat and with a fabric measuring tape follow the inseam from the crotch seam to your desired length. If you would like to have room for a cuff please include that in the total inseam measurement.
  • For any measurement questions please contact repairs


  • Hems are typically completed in 7-14 days.
  • The customer is responsible for shipping charges to Franklin and Poe for repair. The $10 shipping fee at checkout serves as your return shipping and handling fee.
  • World-wide shipping via (USPS/UPS/FedEx/DHL). You will receive a tracking number via email.


  • Hemmed or altered items cannot be returned. Please be sure of your inseam measurements prior to submitting your order.


  • Your satisfaction is very important to us. Please feel free to reach out anytime and email us at if you have any questions!

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