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Hemming Chain Stitch Service
Chain Stitch Hem Service

We offer chain stitch hemming service for your jeans regardless of what brand they are. Ship us your jeans and we will chain stitch hem them using a Union Special chain stitch machine. Our machine works great on jeans with small bottom openings. The chain stitch hem is defaulted to a 3/8 inch bottom hem seam. Ideal for the sought after "roping effect" when aging. If you would like it a different size, please add notes when checking out. The fastest service available! Turn around time usually ships out within 2 days from time we receive them here at the shop. Select in the drop down below for length desired. Do NOT pin or mark your jeans. We hem denim up to 21 ounces. Contact us if you need help.

Free chain stitch hemming for all Railcar jeans regardless of where you bought them! Select service below for the "Free For Railcar Brand". That is a $25 value for free. If your local to the Railcar workshop, you can drop them off. We are located near Pasadena, California in Old Town Monrovia. Please call for availability.

Use what ever service you prefer, except for UPS, to ship your jeans to the below address with your order number and brand of jeans (hand written note is just fine). It's that easy. Keep your tracking number for your reference. When your jeans has arrived and we have the jeans unpackaged and checked into Railcar denim services your online status will change from Pending to Pending Shipment. It may take a day or two to process in jeans depending on incoming workload. We are not responsible for lost packages in transit by carrier or international customs fees.

Don't take your jeans to the cleaners to get your alterations done! We fix many of their mistakes all the time. Save the time and money and let us do it correctly. It takes many different styles of industrial sewing machines tuned and designed to work on denim to perform these services. You wouldn't take your car to the transmission shop to work on the body!

If you need help figuring out how to ship your jeans to us, see this page here.

Add On Deals!
Do you love our Railcar Pomade? Or, if you haven't tried it, you would like to? Use the drop down menu below to add on a Railcar Pomade and receive a $2 discount. We will ship you back your alteration with the jar of pomade.

For changes or info on your Railcar Denim Service order, please email jennifer@railcarfinegoods.com. Emails will be replied working hours Monday through Friday. Please do not message any social media platforms.

Ship your jeans to the address below:
Railcar Fine Goods
802 S. Primrose Ave
Monrovia, CA 91016
Price: $25.00

Style: RSHEM


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What do you get with Railcar Denim Service?
  • One on one help. We can answer any of your questions even before your service starts.
  • The fastest service available. Usually service is only about 1 week from when we receive them here at the shop. In some cases faster.
  • If you have a changes or questions after you shipped your jeans to us, we are here to help. We can make any last minute changes if your jeans hasn't been started on.
  • All the work is done at the Railcar Workshop in Monrovia, California and not outsourced to a third party.
  • Your alterations are done on vintage and manual machines. The same exact machines that are used to make Railcar Fine Goods.
  • When we finish your service, your jeans are double checked, spec'ed and recorded to assure an accurate job.
  • Once your jeans are finished you'll get an email confirmation that your jeans are complete.
  • You will receive a FedEx tracking number to track your package safe return.
  • Chain stitch hem can be performed on our vintage machines up to 21 ounce. If you send in your jeans and it is over 21 ounces, it will be sent back to you.

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 18 Write a review »

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Fantastic job, remarkable sservice February 15, 2018
Reviewer: Leonard Jacobs from Asheville, NC United States  
Fast, painless, high quality workmanship. You can trust your selvedge denims with these folks. Great job and they were back in my hands the same week I sent them for the hemming. Very impressed.

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First Time Chain Stitch Hemming Service January 31, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from United States  

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
You're in good hands with railcar July 25, 2017
Reviewer: Tim McCarthy from Long Island, NY  
Very simple and easy service. Customer service was above and beyond expectations. The stitching was not matched perfectly but it's definitely close enough. My concern is the quality of the hem and this hem is perfect. Extremely well done. Do not hesitate if you want your jeans hemmed. These are the people to do it.

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  1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Not as good as it used to be July 17, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person  
Didn't use matching stitching color and there is a 1cm differences between both inseams

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Five pair of jeans now hemmed. June 3, 2017
Reviewer: Jon Marshall from Fresno, CA United States  
I have now had five pair of jeans hemmed and every experience has been perfect - immediate confirmation when jeans are received, notification when they are done, and FAST turn around.  My last experience was with sending 3 pair down to Monrovia at once.  They were in the mail and on their way home one day after Rail Car received them. I live in California, but still couldn't believe I mailed jeans off for hemming on a Monday and had them back on Thursday.  The length has always been perfect and the quality of the chain stitching is stellar! The folks at Rail Car Fine Goods obviously take great pride in their customer service and in what they do.  They also communicate promptly if you email questions.  This is truly old fashioned customer service and they make you feel like family.  I'll never use another alterations or hemming service.   Don't hesitate!

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