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A seamstress making alterations on a garment in a well-lit sewing studio.

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Recent Alterations reviews in Canberra

Sarah was lovely and did a great job, I would recommend her

Curtains shortened


Great work, would highly recommend

Hem up 2 pair of school shorts


Excellent; very professional work. Also, I was very grateful for the help in fitting my large cushions into the renewed cushion covers. My sofa now has a 'like new' shape again!

Replace sofa cushion zippers


Had some clothing altered with Vani. She was very professional, efficient and did a great job on my clothing. I highly recommend her services and look forward to using her again in the future!

Women's clothing alterations


Great job. Excellent craftsmanship. Highly recommended.

Alteration of Curtain Sheers


Efficient and professional clothing alteration, including difficult alterations.

Clothing alterations - 3 garments


Average reviews for Alterations Services in Canberra

based on 23 reviews



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Recent School Uniform Alterations reviews in Canberra

Elaine did a fantastic job making cat paws for school book week. Very happy with the result and a very happy child! Highly recommend Elaine.

Sew some paws for school book week by Thursday.


Great work, would highly recommend

Hem up 2 pair of school shorts


What's the average cost of a school uniform alteration service in Canberra

$37 - $80







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What does a clothing alteration include?

Your seamstress or tailor is skilled in working with textiles, but especially clothing, to create, repair, and alter clothes. Here are some of the most popular alteration services and what you can expect when you book them:


Need some custom sewing work to create a design from scratch or custom-fit to your size? Hire a seamstress or dressmaker to create or customise your dress or garment with great attention to detail. They’ll start by measuring your shape and size with a soft tape measure to ensure the perfect fit. They’ll consult with you on designs and fabrics, before choosing or customising a pattern and cutting out the pieces. They’ll sew your garment or dress, taking care to finish off any edges with an overlocking stitch. Most dressmakers will request you to come in for a final fitting where you can try on the (mostly finished) garment and they can make final adjustments.

Formal wear alterations

When you want to look your best, it’s so important that your clothing is tailored to perfectly fit. Whether you need bridal alterations, school graduation alterations, wedding dress alterations, corporate wear alterations, or suit alterations nearby your location, a professional seamstress can help. They’ll take your exact measurements and then ask you to try on the outfit or dress, ideally with the shoes you plan to wear. Then they’ll note or mark up any parts that need taking in or loosening, and where the hem needs to sit based on your shoe height. They’ll use a mixture of machine and hand-sewing techniques to alter your clothing and finalise everything with a final fitting before your event.

Clothing adjustments

Most clothes you buy off the rack won’t fit perfectly, or you might need your favourite clothes adjusted for your body shape over time. Book clothing alterations around your area to help with dress shortening, garment shortening, and even school uniform alterations for those kids who won’t stop growing. Clothing adjustments usually involve taking seams in or out and adjusting the hem. Most hems have a few centimetres of extra fabric, so you can add extra length, or take it up for the perfect fit.

Clothing repairs

When your favourite dress or pants break, you don’t have to throw them away. Get professional tailors or seamstresses to take a look and see if they can save your clothes with techniques like zipper repair, seam repair, new lining, hole patching, button sewing, and more. Extend the life of your clothes - it’s better for the environment and much more budget-friendly, too.

Recent Alterations tasks in Canberra

Wedding dress cut short


Kaleen ACT 2617, Australia

15th Sep 2023

I would like to have my wedding dress cut to just above the knee - Due date: Needs to be done on Tuesday, 10 October 2023

Help shorten the coat length


Franklin ACT, Australia

4th Sep 2023

The sleeve length and the length of the coat needs to be shortoned

Dress hems shortened


Kambah ACT, Australia

21st Aug 2023

It is chiffon dress with lining full length and buttons Moving to make cuffs smaller

Very happy with the results would recommend to Anyone.

Alterations curtains / shortening length


Taylor ACT, Australia

29th Jul 2023

Need to alter 12 curtains - shortening of length. 1.45 m each. I can drop it off early morning tomorrow Sunday or today evening and pick up in the afternoon/evening tomorrow Sunday. Need to get this done within one day. Thanks - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 30 July 2023

Fix zipper of cushions


O'Malley ACT 2606, Australia

21st Jul 2023

Need new zipper in cushions - Due date: Flexible

Very good experience.

Repair dog bed - sewing and zip repair


Fisher ACT, Australia

9th Jul 2023

Need help repairing my snooza large dog bed, as my dog has torn the seams and one part of the existing zipper is stuck. I’d also like a foam insert to be put into the base of the bed (I can source this). - Due date: Flexible

Very quick and great sewing work

Tailor or dressmaker to make oversized men’s track suit or trousers


Page ACT, Australia

28th Jun 2023

Large man over 200 kilos can’t buy trousers or yoga pants to fit anywhere - Due date: Flexible - Due date: Flexible

Trouser inseam alteration


Nicholls ACT, Australia

24th Jun 2023

Repair inseam of trousers - see pictures. - Due date: Before Saturday, 1 July 2023

Alterations of pants


MacGregor ACT, Australia

22nd Jun 2023

I got three pants that needs alterations. Need them to be shortened

Caravan canvas zip repair


Canberra ACT, Australia

18th Jun 2023

We have 4 zippers pulls that are corroded on the canvas of a pop-top caravan that need repair. Ignore the $5. Pricing will guide the budget. - Due date: Flexible

Alterations of shirt zipper


Kambah ACT 2902, Australia

3rd Jun 2023

I have two soccer referee shirts that have a broken zipper that needs replacing. - Due date: Flexible

Hemm dress and playsuit shorter


Braddon ACT 2612, Australia

1st Jun 2023

Shorten my dress and playsuit - Due date: Before Thursday, 8 June 2023

Make track suit pants for an extremely large man Can’t buy any


Page ACT, Australia

31st May 2023

I have six meters o fleece material might make one or two trousers I cant buy any to fit him Would be good if you could come to our house to measure him Need ithem as soon as possible - Due date: Flexible

Hi, I need 4 zips on couch cushion covers to be removed and replaced.


Canberra ACT, Australia

25th May 2023

I need 4 zippers for my couch cushion covers to be removed and replaced. 3 have an approx. 70cm black zip. The other will be longer as it is for our chaise (sorry I didn’t get measurements before soaking the cover. Ideally I’d like a more sturdy zip to avoid them getting broken again in the future. With having pets, I like to remove the cover regularly to wash them. - Due date: Before Friday, 9 June 2023

Pant alterations


Molonglo ACT 2611, Australia

24th May 2023

I have a few pairs of pants that need to have waist taken in 2 to 3cm. Up to 6 pairs depending on the price - Due date: Flexible

Motorcycle jacket zipper won’t close


Curtin ACT, Australia

19th May 2023

Motorcycle jacket zipper (probably) needs replacing. Won’t grab bottom teeth. - Due date: Flexible

Shortening of two pair of Mens trousers and two fleece jackets sleeves


Holder ACT 2611, Australia

18th May 2023

Two pairs of trousers shortened nd two fleece jackets simple sleeve shortened - Due date: Flexible

Replace zip in swimmers


Canberra ACT, Australia

4th May 2023

I have long armed swimmers where the zip came apart and broke and I would like to replace the zip so that I can wear them again. - Due date: Before Tuesday, 9 May 2023

Simple alterations


Molonglo ACT 2611, Australia

23rd Apr 2023

1 pair of pants to be taken up. 1 pair of pants to be made looser from waist. 1 blazer sleeves to be shorte. - Due date: Flexible

Hemm playsuits, dresses and skirt


Braddon ACT 2612, Australia

20th Apr 2023

I need a few garments that require hemming to suit my height. 3 x playsuits 1 x skirt 1 x dress