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Lynette has made my car seats look simply amazing. She’s very professional punctual meticulous and also she’s a lively person to talk to.

Please sew two car seats covers


Super helpful and a great job done!

Sew patches onto denim jacket


Wonderful prompt service…

Dressmaker to sew a few hems on clothes


Excellent work on tough material. Loved Erina’s “can do” attitude!

Sew cloth badges onto backpack


Great work!

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Why hire local seamstresses through Airtasker?

Many seamstress services can get quite pricey or take too long to get the job done. Airtasker can help you find local sewists within your budget and timeframe. Simply put up a task specifying your sewing needs, and get free quotes in minutes from Taskers near you. Our platform connects you with rated and reviewed male and female seamstresses in your location.

Companies with alteration services may not be able to fix up broken zip or torn skirts at short notice. But through Airtasker, it’s easy to connect with available and nearby sewists who can tend to your sewing needs as soon as possible.

Let us know how soon you need a sewing task done, and we’ll help you find Taskers who can make, repair, or alter your specified clothing. From restyling clothes to creating a dress from scratch, a Tasker can help you within your ideal budget and schedule. Simply put up a task on our platform to start finding seamstresses near you.

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Top Seamstress related questions

Yes. If your dress has enough seam allowance, a seamstress may let out the garment by 1” to 3.” Or a skilled seamstress can add fabric, beadwork, or lace to extend the dress. Specify the current length of your dress or attach a photo to your task. Then, Taskers can recommend possible ways to lengthen your dress.

Try to hire a seamstress at least 4 weeks before you need the garment. This lead time should allow enough time for multiple fittings, so your seamstress can get the right fit. Significant alterations like taking in or letting out seams may take a few days to weeks, depending on your Tasker’s availability and skill. But some seamstresses may accommodate an urgent request. Let us know what you need, and we’ll connect you with Taskers who can help you out.

Yes, dry-cleaning services are also available on Airtasker. Once your dress has been altered to your fit and style, put up a task to have your garment dry-cleaned. Alternatively, ask your seamstress if they can arrange for dry-cleaning for you, so you can receive your dress ready to wear. Whatever arrangement you prefer, we’ll help you find Taskers who can get it done.

Alteration usually takes a few days or a week, depending on the complexity of an alteration. But if you need a garment altered within the same day, you may find a seamstress who can do the job. A same-day alteration may be possible, especially with minor modifications on trousers and skirts. 

A seamstress is regarded as a “jack of all trades” in mending, altering, or making garments. Historically, a seamstress didn’t necessarily have the technical skills to create a custom garment from scratch. On the other hand, a dressmaker specialises in dressmaking, which entails a higher level of skill. Dressmaking skills include measuring, sewing (by machine and hand), and communication skills. Furthermore, dressmakers are generally able to create a garment from start to finish. 

You may provide the fabric and trimmings, or have your dressmaker supply all the materials. Just make sure to consider any material costs in your Airtasker quote. Your Tasker can work with an existing garment you provide, or they can source the fabrics and trimmings for you. 

What do seamstresses include?

Ready-to-wear clothes don’t always cut it. You may need a dress for a special occasion or an alteration to achieve a perfectly fitting suit. Or perhaps you simply need to repair a broken zip or mend a beloved garment. Whatever type of sewing you need, our platform connects you with nearby sewists who can do the task. Here’s a list of sewing services you can get done on Airtasker.  

Pattern cutting 

Pattern cutting is translating your design onto paper or digital form. The pattern serves as a template for creating wearable clothes. Achieve a bespoke dress that fits you perfectly, or create unique garments for your clothing business. Our platform helps you find local sewists with pattern cutting skills. Once your collection is ready, hire a model to pose in your clothes while a photographer takes amazing product photos for your website. 


You may find clothes you like, but the fit or size just doesn’t work for your body type. Or perhaps you have a dress in mind to wear to an event, but you can’t find it at shops near you. With the help of a dressmaker, you can still get the dress of your dreams. You can have a variety of clothes made, from midi dresses, ball gowns, to business suits.

Clothing repair 

We all have our go-to outfits, and it can be heartbreaking to find a tear or a hole in an irreplaceable piece of clothing. Maybe you bought that shirt abroad, had it custom-made, or splurged on that one expensive dress or jacket. No need to say goodbye to your beloved garment just yet! Instead, find a seamstress or seamster who can fix up your clothes, so they look as good as new. Taskers may even offer to dry-clean your dresses after the repair. 

Clothing alteration 

Some clothes may fit well, except for an awkwardly loose part around the shoulders. Or pants could have a flattering fit but are far too long for your height. With clothing alteration, you no longer have to settle for ill-fitting clothes. A nearby local seamstress can alter your clothes to create custom-fit garments, whether it’s a new suit that needs to be tailored or hand-me-downs that need to be shortened. After your alteration, have a Tasker iron your suit, and you’re good to go for your business event! 

Prom dressmaking 

Prom is an exciting time in a teenagers’ life. Most pretty dresses, though, can leave a big dent in your wallet. With Airtasker, you can look like the belle of the ball at prom with a dress that was made just for you. Please tell us how we can help you achieve your dream dress. Then, wait for offers from experienced sewists who can work with your design, budget, and schedule. Afterwards, find affordable yet professional hair stylists and makeup artists to do your hair and help you achieve the perfect evening look on prom night. 

Recent Seamstress tasks

Sewing of simple skirts and tote bags


Manly NSW, Australia

19th Sep 2023

I need someone with attention to detail and sewing skills to see some linen skirts and tote bags. Will provide the skirt - Due date: Before Thursday, 30 November 2023

An Experienced Dressmaker


Pyrmont NSW, Australia

19th Sep 2023

I am looking for an experienced Dressmaker, just for clothes alterations, and hopefully someone local! - Due date: Flexible

Sew Pockets onto Polo's


Hendra QLD, Australia

18th Sep 2023

Hi, we are looking for a reliable sewer to help out our business with this job and further repeat orders as well. 17 polo's to start with - Due date: Flexible

Looking for seamstress to repair my cardigan


Keilor East VIC, Australia

18th Sep 2023

Hi i need someone to repair my cardigan. - Due date: Before Friday, 29 September 2023

Sew Buttons


Coombabah QLD, Australia

18th Sep 2023

Sew 2 Buttons by today urgently - Due date: Needs to be asap

Sewing and alteration, curtain repairs. 2 Hours Max job.


Aspley QLD 4034, Australia

18th Sep 2023

A few curtain pleats and loops to be restictched. Can provide sewing machine thread etc. Max 2 Hrs job - Due date: Flexible

Sewing machine check


Goodwood SA 5034, Australia

17th Sep 2023

My elderly Pfaff sewing machine has got the huff because I didn't use it for a couple of years. Now the pressure foot won't come down far enough. I need it urgently to carry out some charity work which I have promised to do. Can you help? - Due date: Before Wednesday, 20 September 2023

Sewing alterations - fix jumper cuffs


Montmorency VIC, Australia

17th Sep 2023

I have 2 jumpers (ie 4 cuffs) where the material at the end of the cuffs have worn. They both have some length on the arms so it is possible to fold inside and sew if this is the easiest solution. - Due date: Flexible

Sewing small strap on a car cover


Calamvale QLD 4116, Australia

15th Sep 2023

Its a car cover, the straps that hold it down need reinforced sewing so the straps don't come off the stitching. Approx x8 sewing points, 1 strap has already come off its stitching...poor sewing job - Due date: Flexible

Donna done the job as described and better! Very happy with the outcome thankyou very much Donna 🙂

Sew/reupholster outdoor lounge cushions


Preston VIC, Australia

12th Sep 2023

Looking for someone to make new covers for this outdoor lounge as per photo, plus 2 small additional arm cushions which I have but aren’t picture. Happy to bring foam inserts/old covers to you and I will provide the fabric. Thank you! - Due date: Before Saturday, 16 September 2023

Sara did an amazing job of reupholstering my outdoor sofa cushions! She did this in 2 days with excellent attention to detail and was very friendly!

Sofa cushion zipper repair


Clayfield QLD 4011, Australia

10th Sep 2023

Repair bottom cushion sofa zipper - Due date: Before Thursday, 14 September 2023

Sumra was so responsive and answered all my questions. She completed the job within hours which was amazing and just what I was after. Would highly recommend!

Snap Fasteners on 6 garments (sewing/alterations)


Bridgeman Downs QLD, Australia

3rd Sep 2023

Require someone to sew snap fasteners at the inside bust of 6 dresses. Links provided so you can see fabric and cut. Preference for someone who is able to pick up dresses, complete sewing, and drop back off. Preference for task to be completed before Thursday. Please let me know if and when you can do this in your offer. https://jacquie.jgl.com.au/shop/je-womens-dresses/je-womens-dresses-all/venus-dress-531319-black https://jacquie.jgl.com.au/shop/je-womens-dresses/je-womens-dresses-all/long-sleeve-keira-dress-black - Due date: Before Thursday, 7 September 2023

Very happy with Lynette’s workmanship, punctuality and everything in between! Would use again, and recommend to others!

Sew labels to 15 garments


Darlinghurst NSW, Australia

29th Aug 2023

Sew labels to 13 garments - cottons, wovens and knits Must have examples of professional seamstress experience - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 30 August 2023

Thank you- great work

Sewing fabric and two cushions


Leichhardt NSW, Australia

28th Aug 2023

1. I have 2 x 2.1 metres of fabric that I need to be joined on the width side. Overlocked and fabric pressed to each side to make the join neat and strong (I will be using the material to cover a bedhead, hence why I need it wider than the fabric width). https://www.warwick.com.au/products/akito/blush/ 2. Use supplied patterned fabric to make 2 x 50cm cushions (same fabric front and back). Hidden zip on one side (Airtasker to purchase as I am not sure what is needed). Image below. Fabric can be picked up in Leichhardt, or I am happy to deliver to you within 10km of Leichhardt (2040). No qualifications are needed, just a love of sewing and have experience joining fabric (maybe experience with curtain making. - Due date: Flexible

Beautifully made cushions and fabric sewing. Friendly and very efficient. I would definitely use her services again

Sewing and purchase 2 zip for my bag


Maroochydore QLD, Australia

23rd Aug 2023

My bag have 2 zip doesn’t work anymore I need this to be purchased and Install. I can drop my bag at your place if you want.

For sure if I need sawing again I call her without question great job great service 5 starts everything was super easy thanks a lot You will make a mistake to not trust her.

Sewing on Little Athletic numbers/patches etc


Alexandra Hills QLD 4161, Australia

22nd Aug 2023

Little Athletics jersey, requires 3 patches sewn onto it. These items need to be placed 1 on the chest, 1 on the shoulder and 1 around the belly. - Due date: Before Friday, 25 August 2023

Very prompt, polite and delivered what was requested.



Springfield Lakes QLD, Australia

20th Aug 2023

Need dress sewed and have all materials. Need by 27/08. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 27 August 2023

Orneli did an amazing job for my sister’s dress. We loved the end results. Thank you and we will be seeing you more often😌💚

Sew tag onto 170 tshirts


Canada Bay NSW 2046, Australia

18th Aug 2023

Hi lm looking for someone to sew 179 pip tags onto t-shirts l have attached the artwork . We are located in the Inner West of Sydney but l will bring the t-shirts to you to sew them - Due date: Flexible

Great to deal with, and very fast service . Will use again for sure

Sewing 3 sides of a cot sized doona


Canterbury VIC 3126, Australia

15th Aug 2023

I am making a doona for my niece. Cot size - 120cm x 100 cm. I need 3 sides of calico sewn together, and I will hand-stitch the last hem after I insert the filling. I have cut out the pieces with 2cm extra for each hem. Happy to come to your home if not far from Camberwell area. - Due date: Before Tuesday, 22 August 2023

Great communication and helpful as well as quality work. I would definitely go to Monique for any sewing services in the future.

Sew simple dog bandanas


Oxenford QLD, Australia

13th Aug 2023

I am looking for someone to help sew bandanas for my dog accessories brand. I will supply the fabric and patterns - they are a very basic pattern, only a straight stitch is needed. Actual sewing time is only around 2-3 minutes/bandana for an experienced sewer. This would be on going work for the right person! The first order will be 60 x black 'tie on' style cotton bandanas. As mentioned, I will supply the fabric and labels - can also supply the thread if you like but happy for you to use your own if its easier with bobbins etc. I will also bring the paper patterns when dropping off materials. The sewing is just a straight stitch inside out, leaving a small hole, flip the fabric the right way around, press, and then a small straight stitch to close the hole. Ideally located somewhere from Coomera to Palm beach for ease of logistics. - Due date: Before Sunday, 20 August 2023

Sonia was great to work with, Super friendly and efficient! Great quality work too :)