"Your [repair] work is phenomenal!" Mary (Mountain Equipment Co-op staff member)

You may like to view some before and after photos of previous repairs.

Repair Price List

*** Please Note: all items must be clean before repair. ***

Minimum Shop Charge$10
Custom work/Modifications/Basic Shop Rate $45/hour
Minor stitching $10 and up
Patching $10 and up
Slider replacement (fix zipper) $10 to $12 (including slider)
Jacket zipper replacement$40 to $70 (includes zipper)
Sleeping bag zipper replacement $50 to $90
Tent/pack zipper replacement$20/1st foot & $6/additional foot (price increases for waterproof, large guage zippers and complex designs)
Full panel replacement (i.e. A new bottom panel on a backpack)$50 and up.
Grommets or Snaps$8 first one, $2 each for more (includes parts)

Please note that the above prices are estimations. Alpine Threadworks is happy to provide a free estimate.

Why use Alpine Threadworks for repairs & modifications?

All work is done properly
No shortcuts are taken. For example, when replacing a pack zipper I: 1) Mark both sides of the pack opening with chalk; 2) Carefully remove the old zipper; 3) Sew in the new YKK zipper using the chalk lines to ensure proper alignment; 4) Heat seal the fabric edge and finish the seam with nylon binding tape for strength.
Genuine parts and materials.
I stock and have access to many outdoor fabrics & materials (500 & 1000D Cordura, Ballistic Nylon, Schöller, Kevlar, Sil-nylon, Truck Tarp fabric, full line of YKK zippers and much more!
All work is done by Neil Warren (Alpine Threadworks owner)
I am very active in the outdoors. I understand the demands the outdoor environment places on gear and clothing. If you tell me your pack lid hits your head while climbing and you want the lid made into a floating/removable lid, I know what you're talking about.
Attention to aesthetic detail
I take pride in my work. I get true satisfaction from a job well done. I also like to make your gear look as sexy as possible! I will use matching or complementary fabrics and thread whenever possible. Your gear will look as close to new as possible.

If you are in Calgary you can drop your gear at my house/shop (but please contact me first via neil@ or by calling (403) 700-4741).

If you are not in Calgary you can ship your gear to my house at: #31 Chisholm Crescent NW Calgary, Alberta, Canada, T2L 0Y9 [google-map].

The Fine Print

*** All repair items must be clean! *** Alpine Threadworks does not offer washing sevices. Please note that a clean item also means that it is free from duct tape residue. Thank you!

  1. Please drop off only the item needing repair. For example: If your tent fly needs sewing, please bring me only the tent fly. No need to bring the tent body, poles and pegs.
  2. Please mark the spot needing repair.
  3. Alpine Threadworks appologizes that it DOES NOT:

Thank you,
Neil Warren.