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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 Sydney

Amazing work and great communication! Thank you so much.

Need a dress altered.

$50

Liezel did a great job on our broken couch cushion zip. Replied very quickly and got the job done in a day for a great price. Highly recommend her.

Fix zipper on couch

$50

Great work 😊

Clothing alterations

$100

Silvana did a fantastic job on my alteration which involved a lot of skill. Very flexible with timing for drop off and pick up. Would highly recommend!

Alteration - take in bust of Salwar/dress

$40

Very professional job with reliable and prompt service.

Sewing alteration job

$100

WOW! I trusted Jess with a Ralph Lauren doona cover that needed re sizing. Her work is INCREDIBLE and indistinguishable from the complicated original stitching. I was so worried that such an expensive item would not be perfect if I re sized it at all, but her work is better than I could have ever hoped for. Thank you!!!

Detailed alteration of bed linen

$80

What's the average cost of an alteration expert in Sydney

$50 - $160

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$50

median

$100

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$160

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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:

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 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 Sydney

Alterations

$50

Alexandria NSW, Australia

23rd Feb 2024

I need some pants taken up by 10cm asap

Jeans alteration

$30

Pyrmont NSW, Australia

22nd Feb 2024

I need somebody to alter the length of my jeans and also taper it at the bottom.

Tailor / Seamstress / Capable of alterations

$5

Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia

22nd Feb 2024

Someone with capable sewing skills as needed to help with alterations for mardi gras costumes. Alterations need to be done on pre-bought shorts and woman's tops to make them more fitted for the event. Basically just taking in the length of the shorts for certain people and making them a little more fitted. Roughly over 20-30 garments (shorts and boxing robes probably need alterations. Need to be based close the survey hills. $25 per item not hour.

Shortening of winter coat jacket and sleeves

$65

Marrickville NSW, Australia

12th Feb 2024

I need quotes. I have an oxford mens overcoat. I need the sleeves and length shortened. No buttons on the sleeves. There is a split at the back. Looking for the best price possible. - Due date: Before Sunday, 10 March 2024

Alterations to a top

$20

Sydney NSW, Australia

5th Feb 2024

The sleeves keep falling off my shoulder - Due date: Before Saturday, 17 February 2024

Replace zipper

$30

Newtown NSW, Australia

2nd Feb 2024

Need a whole zipper replacement on pants, not just slider. - Due date: Flexible

Jeans alteration

$50

Redfern NSW, Australia

30th Jan 2024

Jeans need to be shortened with hems details retained. See photos attached for details. Happy to drop off and pick up once complete. - Due date: Flexible

I need a name embroidered on two wide brimmed school hats

$50

Surry Hills NSW, Australia

26th Jan 2024

I need my child’s name embroider on 2 wide brimmed school hats - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 27 January 2024

Minor clothes alterations - anytime before 18 Feb

$50

Surry Hills NSW, Australia

26th Jan 2024

Need to alter mens bodysuit (spandex, I think). One leg needs to be cut off from ankle length to shorts length. Price negotiable - not sure what is appropriate. - Due date: Before Sunday, 18 February 2024

Suit alterations and repair

$150

Redfern NSW, Australia

26th Jan 2024

Require one suit taken in, jacket/pants and the pants hem dropped. Require one suit jacket repaired. Minor 3 cm gap where stitching has come undone.

Alterations - Repair clothing

$20

Sydney NSW, Australia

18th Jan 2024

Light grey Evie pant from SportsCraft, small tear in left knee needs repair. - Due date: Before Sunday, 21 January 2024

Alteration to a dress

$100

Pagewood NSW, Australia

7th Jan 2024

I have a dress without sleeves which I would like to add sleeves into - Due date: Before Thursday, 11 January 2024

Alterations

$5

Waterloo NSW, Australia

20th Dec 2023

Pants Tops Bikinis Dress - Due date: Flexible

Clothing alterations

$20

Erskineville NSW, Australia

18th Dec 2023

I need a dress made shorter and re-hemmed. It's a very simple dress, no detailing. - Due date: This week Location: I can travel within the inner west

Shorten waist and narrow width of legs of 3 pants

$90

Darlinghurst NSW, Australia

14th Dec 2023

3x tailored pants that aretoo big andned fixing - Due date: Before Friday, 22 December 2023

Alteration to Indian Men’s clothing

$40

Waterloo NSW, Australia

14th Dec 2023

I’m in Waterloo near Sydney. I have Indian men’s Kurta which is too big and need to be altered to smaller size. Can you do this? Need this done by 20/12/2023 Where are you located? And how much will this cost? - Due date: Before Wednesday, 20 December 2023

Suit tailored

$100

Sydney NSW, Australia

8th Dec 2023

Suit pants hemmed to length Suit jacket arm length shortened slighty + jacket torso tapered/fitted - Due date: Flexible

Pants alteration

$80

Erskineville NSW, Australia

3rd Dec 2023

Have 3 pairs of pants that just need to be shortened - Due date: Before Tuesday, 12 December 2023

Make custom leather cushion with zip

$100

Redfern NSW, Australia

13th Nov 2023

I am looking for someone to make a custom leather cushion with zip. I will provide the leather, tasker to provide foam insert. Size is 51cmx180cm with heavy duty zip on the long side. Inspiration photos attached. - Due date: Flexible

The most phenomenal upholstery, I could not recommend Minka more. I will be sending all my future upholstery there!

Sewing alterations

$160

Stanmore NSW, Australia

10th Oct 2023

I have around 5-7 clothes which need mending and also some alterations. I’m looking for someone who can do the alterations for me after we have a fitting to go through what is needed. Jeans - new zip Jumper and pants - repair hole Cotton dress - bring in sides Shirt dress - shorten and hem Silk dress - re shape neckline I’m in Stanmore but happy to come to you if you have a studio/ workroom nearby. - Due date: Flexible

Professional and accurate, thank you!