Darning is a unique type of mending that recreates the look and feel of denim fabric by weaving cotton thread back and forth across the tear or hole. This is only possible using a special industrial darning machine such as the Singer 47w70. Instead of placing a patch behind the hole and stitching over or around the patch we are trying to mimic the original woven fabric as close as possible, essentially creating a 'weft' and a 'warp' thread typical of denim fabric. The unique shape of the Singer 47w70's cylindrical arm means we are able to manouveur garments in a way that gives us the ability to repair areas of that are typically unable to be repaired by a regular flat bed sewing machines.
Chainstitch Hemming is done on our vintage Union Special 43200g with the period correct 3/8" folding attachment found on these coveted machines since as early as 1939. The machine is responsible for the desirable 'roping effect' found on vintage and premium jeans and we are proud to offer this hemming service in Australia.