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Help! A tailor butchered my jeans

Posted by Maurice Malone on 5th May 2020

Help! A tailor butchered my jeans

"Help! A tailor butchered my jeans," are words often expressed to us from those with coveted selvedge jeans who put their faith in traditional tailors and local dry cleaners. "Can they be fixed," t …

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Tapering selvedge jeans from the inseam explained

Posted by Maurice Malone on 10th Apr 2020

Tapering selvedge jeans from the inseam explained

It seems needless to say, selvedge jeans should always be tapered from the inseam. However, some people still take jeans to local tailors or dry cleaners, who are not equipped with proper denim sewing …

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Another level: Bespoke denim work pants

Posted by Maurice Malone on 3rd Apr 2020

Another level: Bespoke denim work pants

During the summer of 2019, we crafted a pair of selvedge bespoke denim work pants, especially custom made for one of our top customers. Using one of his favorite old twill work pants as a style gui …

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Raw Denim & Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Posted by Maurice Malone on 24th Mar 2020

Raw Denim & Coronavirus (COVID-19)

These are truly unprecedented times. As the owner of a small denim brand in a business known for promoting wearing jeans for long periods without washing, I thought I'd provide some advice dealing wi …

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Let's talk custom made jeans

Posted by Maurice Malone on 23rd Feb 2020

Let's talk custom made jeans

How did we get into custom jeans? Honestly, we kind of fell into it. After satisfying a few special requests for sold-out sizes and styles, we then started responding to customer requests for special …

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What is chain stitch hemming?

Posted by Maurice Malone on 8th Jan 2020

What is chain stitch hemming?

What is chain stitching?Chain stitching is a type of stitch produced by a sewing or embroidery machine. The name chain stitch comes from its looped chain-link-like appearance. In sewing, a chain stitc …

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Avoid original hem alterations

Posted by Maurice Malone on 4th Jan 2020

Avoid original hem alterations

Original hem, what is it? And, why you should stay away from this alteration. You like the washed or worn edge on the hem of your jeans but your jeans are too long and require hemming alteration …

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Specialist: Tapering Carhartt carpenter pants

Posted by Maurice Malone on 24th Oct 2019

Specialist: Tapering Carhartt carpenter pants

You love work pants but wish they came with a modern fit for casual wearing. Here we explain the step-by-step process that went into tapering a pair of triple-needle flat-felled chain-stitched inseam …

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Fixing tailor's & do-it-yourself hemming mistakes

Posted by Maurice Malone on 13th Sep 2019

Fixing tailor's & do-it-yourself hemming mistakes

At Williamsburg Garment Co., we fix a lot of tailor's and do-it-yourself home sewing hemming mistakes because most people don't realize there is a clear-visible quality difference between denim sewn o …

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