Dutch Denim Repair is an artisanal atelier from The Netherlands offering a bespoke denim repair service worldwide. We’ll restore and repair your favourite denim garments so that you can continue to feel comfortable, stylish, and confident. We understand your jeans are more than a clothing necessity. Our skilled craftsmen take as much time and care to achieve the best result possible for you and your denim.
We started out as a passion project by denim lovers for denim lovers. As much as we love the wears, tears and fades of denim garments, we also love playing a role in the sustainable evolution of your jeans journey. Well, you know what they say. The most sustainable clothes are the ones you have in your wardrobe. The repairs will blend in with the natural wear of the fabric and the affected areas will maintain their characterised fades. Your jeans will look and feel just like a perfectly broken in pair of denim with an extended life span.
Check out the before and after pictures of previous work.
We believe it’s important to make sure your jeans are in good shape for the foreseeable future. So, we give them a full check-up in search of potential future damage. That being said, we will not repair any issues without having your approval first. We pride ourselves in being super transparent with you while on board with our quality service.
Depending on the type and severity of your restoration and repairs it takes approximately five to seven business days to finish the work. It’s fair to say we turn things around pretty quickly. You'll be able to wear your denim again in no time. We couldn’t leave you without your prize possessions for too long.
The most common types of repairs come from ‘visible damage’ and ‘invisible damage’. Our wealth of experience has definitely taught us one thing. We know everyone’s needs are slightly different. This is why we’re able to offer an even more tailored repairservice to meet your needs. If you would like a more intricate and personalised style of work carried out on your denim, please contact us via e-mail with your desired requirements. The possibilities are endless.
Darning is an age-old technique used for repairing items by reweaving the fabric. Darning machines are unique and prove invaluable to our denim repair service, it's possible to make stitches where there is no fabric present. When used appropriately, the fabric will be restored to new and to full strength. With the right thread colour, it is possible to make the rip invisible or barely visible. There are a few machines that are made especially for darning denim. Most common and well-known is the Singer 47W70 darning machine. The first ones dated back to 1914 and is the holy grail for denim repairs, says Mohsin Sajid from Endrime. They’re now sold for high prices and getting harder to find because of its cult status and rarity. We now work on two versions of this darning machine. One 47W70 dates back to the 40'-50's and it's bigger brother dates back to the '70'-80's. It’s an absolute dream to use and to keep these machines in perfect condition.
But what is so special about the darning machine?
It has a free standing foot, which is unlike any other machines that comes with a flat surface. This is needed to move the fabric back and forward freely. The metal cone creates a round and smooth surface to keep the right tension to the fabric to maintain the fit. The needle is surrounded with a springer foot. With every step the foot is pressed on the fabric to maintain tension and is required to create a perfect stitch. And because the foot is also going up with every step, the fabric is continually able to move around. This technique originates from quilting and free motion embroidery. The motor and the machine are both very strong, which makes it possible to darn various weights of denim fabric, even heavyweight denim!
The pricing list is based on the time that is needed to repair them, the machine maintenance and the materials such as sewing thread and needles.
Frontpocket repair (includes inner pocket)
Cuff repair - 1 Leg
Crotch repair - Small*
Crotch repair – Medium-Large*
Knee repair – Invisible / Damage visible
Phone blow-out – Invisible / Damage visibe
Small hole / rip (0 - 5 cm)
Large hole/rip (> 5 cm)
*Crotch repairs on heavyweight denim (18 oz. and up) will be charged €5,00 extra
(Shipping costs are free within The Netherlands for all repairs above €100,-)
Dutch Denim Repair offers a wide variation of denim repairs / restorations, but we also do custom repairs next to darning and alterations. Please contact us for more information.
We work through mail-order-service only. To get started with the repairservice, please fill in the contact form. If you want me to take care of the repairs, please fill in the contact form, send us an e-mail or message through Facebook or Instagram. After we've been in contact, you can send your jeans & and filled in form over to us. We’ll keep you updated on the process and Edwin (our founder) will send you an invoice when the repairs are finished.
After they’re finished, I’ll send them back at own costs, and after the payment is transferred. I will never ask you to pay up front or keep a fee as a reservation! (It’s is not necessary to wash your jeans prior to sending them over for a repair, but if the jeans are to filthy or to greasy to hold it, I will kindly return them at own costs).
We use PostNL for our domestic and standard foreign postal service, all send with Track & Trace-service. Click on the logo to directly to their international Track & Trace page.
Would you prefer a different postal service, for example UPS, DPD or DHL, please contact us for possibilities.
(Note: This service is not available during lockdown period.)
We offer a 'Pick up and Drop off-service' for customers living/working in or around Rotterdam. When in contact, we can make an appointment to collect your denim and when it's finished I'll bring it back to you, in person! This service is available from €4,95 and it is free when the total amount is above >€100,- .
From the start we said that we offer a quality repair service, and because we really stand behind that sentence. We now offer a six month guarantee on a repair and a lifetime guarantee on topstitches, when your jeans are repaired by Dutch Denim Repair.