Welcome to The Denim Doctor ® manchester clothing alterations


This website is designed to give you an outlook of what a superb personal service we can offer you, be it for that old pair or worn out jeans that need restoring or repair work using denim or be it using funky cotton patch work under holes just as a unique added design to your existing denim jeans or jacket.

Denim alterations are also available, for highstreet denim or selvedge denim we can reproduce the original finish (retro/vintage) when shortening your jeans. We can retain the inner selvedge seam when tapering the width on selvedge denim jeans. Take in the waist area and replace all original stitching. Also we put more effort into finding the right colours and thickness of thread for your jeans when being altered, to give the most original finish possible.

We now offer CHAIN STITCHING !!!! over a year of searching for a chain stitch machine i finally own one. Get your selvedge denim hemmed using our new chain stitch machine, keep them looking original when wearing a turn up :)

This is the only service like this in the whole of the United Kingdom, i will personally work on your denim to bring it back to life, using existing denim to re work and repair your denim, you can choose from a huge range of colours of denim before i start the repair, work, so could either be a denim colour very similar to your existing denim or something completely different to stand out, which ever you choose it will embellish, restore and personalize your denim.

Mainly focused on repair and restoration work for your denim we also can modify perfectly good new jeans, with funky cotton shirt material, different colour denim, what ever you fancy i am open to new suggestions and are willing to try anything new out.

Please browse every page of the website and take your time. You can also chat to fellow denim lovers in 'The Selvedge Chat Box' found towards the bottom of page 'Customer Testimonals'

The Gallery page has some wonderful examples of previous repair and alteration work carried out.

Thank you for visiting my website and will hopefully be speaking to you soon, best regards Michael Pendlebury.










The Denim Doctor® is a registered trade mark.

You may have seen me on the Channel 4 program ' This Old Thing ' with Dawn O'Porter, here is the link to the page about the show that first airs on the 25th of June 8pm. Its a six part series, which i am on the team of tailors and seamstresses. Working with vintage suits, clothing and denim jeans.


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I also now offer a collection and drop off point in my home town of Worsley, Salford. Please ring or email me for more info on times of collection/drop off.

The Denim Doctor ® - For Selvedge Denim Jean Clothing Repairs & Alterations, Based in Manchester city centre and only 30 Minutes from Liverpool, Leeds, Lancaster, Preston, Blackpool, Sheffield 60 Minutes from Birmingham, Nottingham, Leicester, Newcastle, Swansea, Cardiff, Newport, Wolverhamton, Scarborough, Middlesborough, Carlisle, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Coventry, Peterborough, Leicester, Dudley, Stafford, Derby, Stoke on Trent, Hull, Rotherham, Doncaster and 3 1/2 hours from London, Oxford, Cambridge, St Albans, Bristol, Ipswich, Plymouth, Exmouth, Exeter, Poole, Dorset, Southhampton, Reading, Brighton, Ashford, Dover, Kent, Maidstone, Chemlsford, Colchester, Swindon, Luton, Gloucester, Norwich, Glasgow, Dundee, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Perth, Inverness