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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 clothing. Here are some of the most popular clothing alteration services and what you can expect when you book them:

Sewing

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. 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, corporate wear alterations, or suit alterations, 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 clothing you buy off the rack won’t be the perfect fit, or you might need your favourite clothes adjusted as your body changes shape over time. Book clothing alterations near you 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 a professional to take a look and see if they can save your garment with techniques like zipper repair, seam repair, new lining, hole patching, button sewing, and more. Extend the life of your clothing - it’s better for the environment and much more budget-friendly, too.

Recent Alterations tasks in Central West NSW

Recover sofa

$250

Orange NSW, Australia

27th Dec 2020

My sofa covers (loose cover and six cushions, perfect as pattern) requires replacement. I will provide fabric. It is about 2.3,m total in length, and has square armrests, and all seams are straight. Pics are available. Any date can be negotiated.

Complete a knitted squares blanket

$100

Bathurst NSW 2795, Australia

15th Jun 2020

We have already knitted 54 red/navy squares (200mmx200mm), which now need to be stitched together and made into a blanket - 6 wide by 9 deep (approx 1.2m x 1.8m). Then backing material sewn onto the red/navy blanket. The 54 squares and backing material will be provided

Sewing - Cotton Curtains taken up.

$100

Mudgee NSW, Australia

14th Jan 2020

I am looking for someone we can come to my house with a sewing machine and shorten my cotton curtains. I have 7 sets. Flexible with time and date.

Sew me some cot sheets!

$200

Lithgow NSW 2790, Australia

20th May 2015

I'm looking for someone who can sew me a cot bumper, top and bottom sheet and possibly a quilt (not yet decided on this) for my daughter's cot. Fabric will be provided and payment price is negotiable, as is the date I need it done by.

Clothing alterations

$100

Lithgow NSW, Australia

3rd Nov 2020

alterations on skirt and top

Replace skirt zip

$20

Cowra NSW, Australia

4th Jun 2020

I have a skirt with a broken zipper which will need replacing. school uniform, navy zipper

Male tote bags out of old seat covers-need overloc

$120

Orange NSW 2800, Australia

28th Oct 2018

I have reupholstered some seats and would like the old seat covers turned into tote bags-I have an example bag. I think my material will make about 6.

Sewing / Hem pants / Alterations

$20

Orange NSW, Australia

31st Jan 2021

Hi Arriving in Orange Monday 1 Feb, can drop off or you can pick up one pair of pants from my hotel in the afternoon. Will need to have job completed and dropped off, or I can pick up on Tuesday 2 Feb in the afternoon. Job is to hem one pair of pants only. Thanks

Dressmaker/Tailor

$20

Molong NSW 2866, Australia

26th Sep 2020

Looking for a Dressmaker to make some clothes for my wife.

Dress maker

$25

Bowenfels NSW 2790, Australia

24th May 2020

I need a dress made out of fabric

Covert old chair covers into bags

$120

Orange NSW 2800, Australia

9th Oct 2018

I have some old chair covers that I would like to repurpose into bags. I have a bag already that can be used as a template and it should be straight forward on an overlocker. It will be about 8 bags in total. I have some additional repairs and alterations too.