Where to get Gi hemmed?

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  1. b0b

    b0b Banned Banned

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    I bought a size too big in the pants, and I need to get the waist and legs taken in a bit. Would the local drycleaners be able to do this and will it be durable?
     
  2. Arashi

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    Takke it to any sewing altercation place, they'll do it for you. They should know what to do. I know this because my wife likes to sew.
     
  3. SSF

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    Tell them to heem it exacly as the original was done. Did you wash it in hot and dry it yet? They should shrink a lot.

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    Yeah, I would suggest washing it and drying it a few times, first.. Plus, what is it made of? If it's made of cotton then it may shrink quite a bit in the wash. If it's made of polyester, you'll probable have to get it hemmed up a bit. Plus, you could have any patches you made need sewn on done at the same time.
     
  5. Brand Nizzle

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    Yeah, I got mine hemmed at the local drycleaners.
     
  6. b0b

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    Washed and dried 3x.
     
  7. scorcho

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    Make sure they stitch it tightly...
     
  8. fad3r

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    I suggest taking it to a tailor that works with leather or even a leathermaker. Needles of regular tailors have issues sewing thick canvas like materials and will break their needles. Leathermakers use thick ass needles to sew leather jackets and stuff. I have all my thick ass gi's altered by a leather maker.
     
  9. Mark Allen

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    take your Gi to an uphostery shop, either auto or regular. They have kick ass machines and the alteration will last far longer than the Gi. Prices are good too!
     

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