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Now Offering Repairs and Alterations in Toronto – Coming Soon to Vancouver

We are excited to announce that we are now offering chain stitched hems, and repairs on crotches and knees at our Toronto location (and coming soon to Vancouver)! Pricing: Chain Stitched Hems $28 – done on vintage Union Special machine Crotch Repair $40 (and up) – torn crotch fixed with reinforcement & patch Crotch Reinforcement $25 (and up) – not yet torn (for rip prevention) Knee Repair $20 (and up) – patch and sew Patch $20 – not sewn For more information, please contact dutilTO@dutildenim.com *To keep up-to-date with when we will be offering these services in Vancouver, please follow us on Twitter or Instagram @dutildenimshop or check us out on Facebook!

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Chain Stitch Hemming is Now Available at dutil. Toronto

Chain Stitch Hemming You’ve all been asking for it! We’re excited to announce that dutil. Toronto is now offering a chain stitch hemming service to any jeans purchased at the store. There is a one week turn around time, and a charge of $28. Now you don’t have to triple cuff those Momo’s! Please note this is only at the Toronto location.

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Lock It Up With a Lock Stitch

Lock Stitch Hem                 Fade February Fact #20: The lock stitch is a more common finishing stitch used on jeans. Although it doesn’t have the same aesthetic as the more authentic chain stitch, it is stronger, much easier, and a less expensive service. The first lock stitch machine was manufactured by Walter Hunt in 1832.

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Chain-stitching – You Make the Call

Chain Stich Hem                   Fade February Fact #19: There are many denim connoisseurs out there that swear by chain-stitching to finish the hems and waist bands of their jeans. It is said to have more heritage appeal, and it is also more aesthetically pleasing to most. It is difficult to replicate because it can only be done on very specific sewing machines called Union Specials.

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