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Recent Shirt Alterations reviews

Absolutely love Rusi's work. Not only did she did it promptly, she did it very smartly. First time I've seen someone altered a shirt in a way that could be revert back for adjustments. Would recommend to anyone.

Polo shirt alteration


Highly Recommend Alli went above and beyond. She was driving past on a Sunday afternoon and picked my shirts up. The alterations were completed overnight. Alli worked a couple of suburbs from my home so graciously offered to drop them back. I barely lifted a finger. The shirts turned out exactly as requested. She was friendly, efficient and trusting. I recommend her being used for whatever task she says she can get done.

Work shirt alterations


Christine was amazing and did a beautiful neat job on the alterations, will definitely book again!

Crop t shirt alteration


Did the job well and fast

T shirt alterations


Laas was great & Id use her again!

Business Shirt Alterations


Jess is wonderful to work with, amazing attention to detail, she did such a great job! Look forward to using her services in the future!

Shirt alterations


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Why book a shirt alteration service through Airtasker?

If you're looking for a trusted shirt alteration service, you can find it on Airtasker! Taskers know their way around standard or complex shirt alterations that can make any shirt you have fit you like a glove!

You might have a pile of shirts that don't get to see the light of day just because they don't fit you right, but that shouldn't always be the case! Whether one of them is too tight or several pieces have ill-looking sleeves or collars, experts can do the necessary shirt alterations to make sure that you look and feel good as you wear them.

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Top Shirt Alterations related questions

An experienced tailor can shorten or make an oversized shirt smaller by shortening the hem, sleeves, and taking its sides in. However, it can be quite tricky to do it the other way around since shirts don't have extra material built into them. If you can't find a shirt for your size, you can always buy a new one that's a size or two bigger, then have it altered as you see fit.

You can, especially since you know your physique and measurements better. Keep in mind, though, that alterations can be a bit challenging and one small mistake can make it worse than when it was untouched. It's best to leave the task to professionals so you can make sure that you're getting the right shirt alterations and adjustments..

No. Your Tasker can bring the necessary tools for the service, which most likely include professional shears, sewing machines, steam irons, and seam rippers. If you happen to have any of these on-hand or prefer using your equipment, you can lend them to your Tasker. In case you need extra materials, you can also ask them to drop by the nearest fabric store and get them for you.

It depends on how extensive your shirt alteration requirements are. Standard t-shirt alterations like adjusting the sides, adding darts, and shortening the sleeves can only take 30 minutes to an hour. However, complex procedures like replacing collars or cuffs and lengthening the sleeves or hem can take a few days or a week. For urgent alterations, feel free to coordinate a schedule with your Tasker.

You can pay attention to where your shoulder ends and where your arm begins. The shirt shoulder seams should sit on top of those spots. For tees, sleeves should end right in the middle of your armpit and elbow. They should not be tenting away nor too restrictive. You can also try pinching the fabric on either side of your torso and see if you're able to hold at least 2-3 inches of it.

Tailoring involves creating bespoke pieces of clothing that are custom-fitted according to your exact size and measurements. Alterations, on the other hand, are done to existing clothing items that need length adjustments or necessary clothing repairs. The process usually focuses on specific areas, like hems, sleeves, and buttons.

What do shirt alteration services include?

askers can provide anything you may need a shirt alteration service, from altering your shirt's collar down to its hem. You may be having a fashion photo shoot or preparing for an upcoming special event. Maybe someone delivered it as a gift but the shirt doesn't fit you properly, or you just want to readjust your clothes for everyday wear? Whatever the reason is, Taskers near you can give the alteration service depending on your requirements. Here are some of the services they can do for you:

Altering the sides

If your shirt is too big or loose, your Tasker can alter it for you by taking its sides in to fit your torso flawlessly. The exact shape of your shirt can either make or break your silhouette, so you also want to keep an eye on how it looks on your chest and stomach area. You can let your Tasker know how tight you want your shirt to be, or let them do their magic! Just remember that tighter shirts can restrict certain movements and make you feel more snug than usual as well.

Altering the sleeves

One of the most common ways to alter your shirt's sleeves is to make them narrower. For long sleeves, a good fit shouldn't be too tight on your wrists, but should also not be too loose to the point of being droopy or baggy. Also, if your unbuttoned sleeves hit further than the break of your wrist, they need to be shortened to their perfect length. Ideally, a half-inch of your shirt should be exposed when your hands are at rest by your sides.

Altering the collar and cuffs

Collars and cuffs usually get the most dirt and grime than the rest of your shirt. When this happens, they limp down, look sloppy, and can even ruin your entire look. Expert tailors can easily lend a hand and make the necessary alterations. Your collar and cuffs don't exactly have to be the same garment or fabric as your shirt, but you can never go wrong with a white contrast. To take your look up a notch, you can also get someone to engrave a personalised design for your collar studs or cufflinks!

Altering the buttons

When you buy a discounted shirt, chances are it may have loose buttons or buttons that don't match the style that you prefer. When they're not appropriately sewn, shirt buttons can also be easily ripped, lost, and damaged, especially when you have your shirt laundered. You don't have to throw away your shirt just because of a few missing buttons! You can have polo shirt alterations done to fix your problem. You can also try getting a professional laundry service that you trust to avoid further damages to your shirt.

Recent Shirt Alterations tasks

Business shirt alterations, just waist for more fitted look.


Nundah QLD, Australia

18th Feb 2024

Have a number of shirts that I'm tired of looking sloppy because they aren't fitted well. Fine through the shoulders and arms, but want them more fitted through the waist area.

T-Shirt & Shirt Alterations


Prahran VIC, Australia

30th Jan 2024

Shorten the length of 5 garments (t-shirts and oxford shirts). - Due date: Flexible

Tee shirt alterations


Burleigh Heads QLD, Australia

11th Jan 2024

alter 4 tee shirts so the bottom of the tee is brought up higher - Due date: Flexible

Tshirt alterations


Croydon VIC, Australia

10th Jan 2024

I have 6 t-shirts I need shortened. - Due date: Flexible

2x vintage casual shirt alterations


Brunswick VIC, Australia

7th Dec 2023

I have one short-sleeve shirt that is too large and requires taking in, shortening in length and shortening the sleeves. Another shirt is long-sleeve and requires shortening the sleeve length, and potentially taking in. - Due date: Before Tuesday, 12 December 2023

Boys shirt alteration


Oak Flats NSW, Australia

16th Nov 2023

Need a Boys Collar Shirt, Tapered in, side seams. - Due date: Before Tuesday, 21 November 2023

Polo shirt alterations


Ipswich QLD, Australia

8th Nov 2023

Two polo shirts. I need the arms altered in length and width to be shortened and tightened. Needs to be speedy as they are work uniforms. - Due date: Flexible

Shirt alteration


Clayton VIC, Australia

8th Oct 2023

I just need to adjust the shirt length. It’s too long I need to cut off a little and with good finishing - Due date: Flexible

T-shirt alteration


Brisbane City QLD, Australia

7th Sep 2023

3 collar tshirts for alteration - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 13 September 2023

Good and Quick turnout

T shirt alteration


Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia

1st Sep 2023

I need the bottom length of 5 t-shirts shortened please - Due date: Flexible

Tshirt alterations, shortening


Brisbane QLD, Australia

9th Aug 2023

I have a bunch of shirts that fit well across the torso but are very long, i was wondering if someone can shorten them? Idk if that means raising factory hem or sewing new Location - Wilston, brisbane - Due date: Flexible

Fast! New life to some old shirts!

Shirt Alterations


Woolloomooloo NSW, Australia

7th Jun 2023

I would like 3 cotton shirts and 2 linen shirts altered, I would them shortened and taken in a little. Potentially a pair of linen pants also. - Due date: Before Tuesday, 13 June 2023

T shirt altering


Carole Park QLD 4300, Australia

6th May 2023

Hi,I a looking for someone to alter my work T shirt. I am having sleeves hanging off the shoulder and need to adjust it. - Due date: Flexible

Business shirt alterations - shorten sleeves


Newmarket QLD, Australia

11th Apr 2023

I have a few men’s business work shirts that I need the sleeves shortened a little. I’d like to keep the same look of the sleeves though. I can deliver and pick up from address if the amount is right. $20 per shirt. - Due date: Flexible

Shirt alteration


Strathfield NSW, Australia

31st Mar 2023

Looking for someone to alter around 10 shirts - take shirts in and tighten arm sleeves - Due date: Flexible

Polo shirt alterations


Heathwood QLD, Australia

26th Mar 2023

Length Alterations - need to shorten the length of up to 10 + polo shirts

Pants and button up shirt alterations


Sydney NSW, Australia

12th Mar 2023

I need to have my pants shortened and tightened for the legs. Also, I have a shirt with long sleeves which need to be tightened

Crop t shirt alteration


Camperdown NSW, Australia

3rd Mar 2023

Need a t shirt cropped, nothing crazy i just don't have a sewing machine to do it myself - Due date: Flexible

Christine was amazing and did a beautiful neat job on the alterations, will definitely book again!

Shirt alterations


Ascot QLD 4007, Australia

28th Feb 2023

Hi All, I need an experienced men's shirt alteration done. The works. Need to have it taken on on the side and around the arms ect. A tailored fit I am after for 5 shirts. - Due date: Flexible

Shirt alterations


Springwood NSW, Australia

31st Jan 2023

I need three work shirts altered to fit better, they are currently too big. Just Want them taken in to fit/look better - Due date: Flexible

Jess is wonderful to work with, amazing attention to detail, she did such a great job! Look forward to using her services in the future!