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Denim Hospital gives old jeans new life

Tears at the hip and the knees, or

Tears at the hip and the knees, or thinning fabric on the inner thigh are the most common ailments seen at the Denim Hospital. (Oct. 26, 2012) Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Hate to part with your favorite pair of jeans, even after years of wear and tear? Thanks to Nancy Sinoway at the Denim Hospital in Port Washington, now you don't have to.

Tears at the hip and the knees, or
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Tears at the hip and the knees, or thinning fabric on the inner thigh are the most common ailments seen at the Denim Hospital. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Sometimes the fix is cosmetic. Yoga instructor Sarah
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Sometimes the fix is cosmetic. Yoga instructor Sarah Roth Goldblatt wanted to amp up her Seven for All Mankind jeans--which Sinoway achieved by dipping into her collection of vintage fabrics. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Vintage fabric and Chantilly lace make for a
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Vintage fabric and Chantilly lace make for a beautiful lining in a repaired pair of studded jeans. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Beyond repair? Sinoway turned some old jeans into
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Beyond repair? Sinoway turned some old jeans into a yoga bag for Sarah Roth Goldblatt of Port Washington. (Oct. 26, 2012)

Sinoway won't give away her secrets, but says
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Sinoway won't give away her secrets, but says she uses a special thread and sewing machine that "almost reweaves" the jeans.(Oct. 26, 2012)

Sometimes the fix is cosmetic. Yoga instructor Sarah
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Sometimes the fix is cosmetic. Yoga instructor Sarah Roth Goldblatt wanted to amp up her Seven for All Mankind jeans--which Sinoway achieved by dipping into her collection of vintage fabrics. (Oct. 26, 2012)

A hole at the hip pocket and a
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

A hole at the hip pocket and a tear at the knee had just about finished Elyse Luray's favorite 15-year-old jeans. The Denim Hospital fixed it all for $40--and even though the jeans cost $25 to start with, Luray was thrilled. (Oct. 11, 2012)

People are passionate for jeans, says Nancy Sinoway
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

People are passionate for jeans, says Nancy Sinoway of Port Washington--which is why she opened the Denim Hospital. (Oct. 11, 2012)

A hole at the hip pocket and a
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

A hole at the hip pocket and a tear at the knee had just about finished Elyse Luray's favorite 15-year-old jeans. The Denim Hospital fixed it all for $40--and even though the jeans cost $25 to start with, Luray was thrilled. (Oct. 11, 2012)

A hole at the hip pocket and a
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

A hole at the hip pocket and a tear at the knee had just about finished Elyse Luray's favorite 15-year-old jeans. The Denim Hospital fixed it all for $40--and even though the jeans cost $25 to start with, Luray was thrilled. (Oct. 11, 2012)

Sinoway used a classic tweed to spruce up
Photo Credit: Heather Walsh

Sinoway used a classic tweed to spruce up a denim jacket. (Oct. 11, 2012)

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