Denim Repair & Darning
We now offer a full range of repair services for all your denim jeans, jackets, and shirts.
We're capable of almost anything you can imagine including putting on new buttons which have come off, replacing zippers, repairing any holes, fixing torn pocket bags, reinforcing leather tags, re-chainstitching broken hem lines, and even installing real iron riveted suspender buttons.
These services are available at SESF, SENY and SELA.
At Self Edge San Francisco we have acquired a 1950's Singer Darning machine and are now capable of repairing all holes in your jeans without the use of patches. This is how jeans were repaired from the turn of the century up until the 1960's. The machine has two threads, both indigo colored (or black/gray for black denim), and essentially creates denim where there is no denim and weaves it into the edges of the torn fabric, it's like magic and far more comfortable and cleaner looking than patching; this was the way all industrial tailors repaired jeans years ago.
Repair terms & pricing:
- All garments must be brought into either SESF or SENY, we are currently not accepting mail-ins.
- The cost for repairs is a flat $40 regardless of what needs to be done to the garment and $20 if the item was bought from Self Edge.
- We will only work on clean garments, if you haven't washed your jeans or jacket in a while a good time to do it would be before dropping them off for repairs.
- All work takes between 5 and 8 days.
The magical Singer Darning Machine (c. 1955)
Repaired hole in 21oz denim (Warp)
Repaired hole in 21oz denim (Weft)