Chainstitch Hemming Jeans Service

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(67 reviews)
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Order chain stitch hemming online for any brand of jeans or denim styled pants

We revolutionized chain stitch hemming service setting the standard all others try to follow. While competitors required filling out time-consuming forms and emailed inquiries, we made it fast & easy to receive true factory quality denim alterations with a few clicks, no matter where you are in the world.


USA: Low-cost 2-way shipping. We email you a label to ship your jeans to us, and we return ship your items. $19.50 covers any amount of jeans in your order.

International: 1-way shipping is available. Customers outside of the USA must ship items for alterations to us. We provide return shipping.

NYC Drop-Off Service

We service the NYC area offering Drop-Off & in-person services. Please note, we are no longer located inside Brooklyn Denim Co. We moved into our own new studio in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. No appointments are required, we are open 11 am - 6 pm Monday through Saturday.  Order from the website, and stop by anytime during regular business hours.

RUSH Service

Online: We would advise online NEXT-DAY as the most reliable. We do not guarantee SAME-DAY because it depends on the time shipments arrive. PLEASE WRITE "RUSH" ON THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR BOX!

Regular Service

Chain stitch hemming service is currently a 5-7 day operation. We do our bests to match the manufactured original aesthetic in hem size and thread color. Delivery times are extended around Holidays.

Original Hem Alterations

One of the worst alterations you can do to your jeans is an "Original Hem," which is re-attaching the aged portion from the hem of your jeans after a tailor cuts it off during the process of shortening the inseam length. It looks silly, and we won't do it. Read our blog article for more reasons why: Avoid original hem alterations

Brands Serviced

We service most all brands of jeans. As an example, our most serviced jeans are Levi's, followed closely by Gustin and Nudie jeans (because we can add the bartacks). The Flat Head, Iron Heart, Samurai, Oni Denim, Sugar Cane, and The Strike Gold fans love us because we can handle heavyweight denim. Collectors of other Japanese favorites like Pure Blue Japan, Momotaro Jeans, and Big John also trust us with their denim. American made regulars serviced include 3Sixteen, Brave Star, Roy Denim, Railcar, Leftfield NYC, Tellason, Raleigh Denim, Taylor Stitch, and Freenote Cloth. We also hem a great deal of Naked & Famous, Supreme, Unbranded, Wrangler & Lee vintage jeans, and A.P.C.'s, often with the request to add regular-sized chain stitch hem.

Disclaimer: We do not perform multiple thread stitching construction as seen on many True Religion & Buckle jeans. Only chain stitch hems can be provided.

Bar Tacked Hem

Few brands add bar tacking on the hems. Gustin denim, which uses a red bar tack, and Nudie jeans are a few brands that do. We think it is unnecessary and is more about branding or decoration, however, it does add an extra layer of protection. The chain stitch is made to be easily pulled apart in one direction if you can grab it, just right, from the end.

 The hem of Gustin jeans feature a red back to strengthen chain stitching

Fast, Quality Service

Standard hemming service is usually 2-3 days. We do our bests to match the manufactured original aesthetic in hem size and thread color. Delivery times are extended around Holidays.

Dirty Denim

We know admirers of raw denim mostly avoid washing their jeans for as long as possible. That’s why we will accept denim that have been worn and soiled. However, please try ship your jeans to us relatively clean. We do reserve the right not to work on smelling soiled clothing. Please avoid sending jeans with lots of animal hairs by removing hairs before shipping.

Measuring Inseam

If you do not have a way to precisely measure your inseam, select "Follow My Markings" in the INSEAM ALTERATION dropdown. You can cuff, press, pin, or mark the desired length on your jeans. Only 1-leg is preferred if you choose this method to avoid delays from uneven marking.

Tips: How to measure inseam & mark jeans for hemming

How to measure the inseam for hemming


  • Price is per jean. Shipping is $19.50, no matter how many jeans hemmed
  • Ship cost include shipping TO & FROM your address in the USA
  • Measurement tolerance +/- 3/8"
  • Maximum lost / damage package insurance is $100 unless insurance is purchased.
  • Extra insurance value can be purchased - HERE


Informative blog articles

What is chain stitch hemming?

Avoid original hem alterations

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


  • 5

    Posted by Irwin Sheftel on 20th Jun 2022

    At the risk of repeating myself yet again, Williamsburg Garment offers the best alteration services for jeans… and they’ve now expanded their services, too.

  • 5
    Iron Heart inseam alteration

    Posted by Shane on 8th Jun 2022

    Everything about my first experience using alteration service WGC was exceptional. My initial questions were answered promptly, I received jeans back within a week and couldn’t be happier with work they did. Have a few more pairs heading their way now for tapering…thanks!

  • 5

    Posted by Irwin Sheftel on 3rd Apr 2022

    Always fine work from you!

  • 5
    Excellent hemming!

    Posted by Christina Maytum on 23rd Mar 2022

    Results were perfect. I would highly recommend. So much better than all the alterntatives I have tried (removing and reattaching original hem as well as chainstitching that another denim retailer offers). Online process for ordering service was a plus. Thanks so much.

  • 5

    Posted by Monet on 1st Mar 2022

    Amazing work!!

  • 5
    Fast & Quality hemming

    Posted by Tyler on 30th Jan 2022

    Highly recommend Williamsburg Garment Co. I had a pair of jeans hemmed there and it was a quick turnaround and quality job. Great place.

  • 5
    Express Hem

    Posted by Chase Farnum on 6th Dec 2021

    100% trust Williamsburg Garment with my denim. They did a fantastic job in 30 mins. This is my goto place for hemming and express hemming!

  • 5
    5 Stars

    Posted by Dominick on 25th Oct 2021


  • 5
    Listened and delivered

    Posted by Michael Black on 24th Oct 2021

    Previously went to a spot that cut my jeans short. Took the next pair to Williamsburg garment and they listened and hemmed them professionally andexactly to the length i asked.