Alterations with PPHH Store
Quality clothing should fit correctly, or at least the way the wearer wants it to fit. We are all different heights, shapes and sizes and, whilst not everything is possible, sometimes we can help adjust a garment to better suit your needs.
Most importantly for our denim customers, we offer a chain stitch hemming service using our original Union Special 43200G machine. This iconic machine was sourced from Kentucky in the USA and is one of only a handful in Australia.
The 43200G machine was used to stitch the factory hems on almost all denim and workwear Made in the US from the late 1930's to the 1970's when faster mass production techniques came in to widespread use.
Known for its distinctive chain stitch pattern, the machine twists the fabric slightly as it is pulled through the feeder and, after many wears and a few washes, a familiar roping effect appears at the hem. This 'roping' is highly regarded by denim lovers as an authentic detail.
Not everything needs a chain stitch though, and there is a lot more to clothing than just denim. We also outsource straight stitch length alterations and other more complex tailoring to our trusted partners in Melbourne with the usual turn around being 7 days for most minor work.