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A close-up of a tailor's hands carefully inspecting fabric of a suit.

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What does a tailor do?

This service covers tailoring, clothing alterations, and sometimes even repair for different kinds of garments. This includes men’s suits, women’s coats, trousers, wedding dresses, and even down jackets. In the case of made-to-measure and bespoke tailoring, your wardrobe will show off your personality and fit your lifestyle in a way that off-the-rack can’t match.

And when you book your clothes tailor on our platform, you get some great added perks, such as picking a reviewed and rated tailor in your area, having a tailor go to your home or office, and working within your budget! Do note that some details may vary depending on the tailor you hire, so make sure that your task post is as detailed as possible. 

Alteration tailor near you

Most tailoring work includes altering a garment to fit you better. If you plan to get an off-the-rack item and take it to clothing alterations near you, it’s best to choose a size that fits the widest point of your body. From there, your local tailor will take in or cinch the rest of the item. Tailors can also make sleeves or pant legs slimmer, adjust the straps and bust darts of a dress, shorten the sleeves of a shirt, add the lining, and add buttons or hook-and-eye clasps. 

On the other hand, a tailor cannot make a garment bigger or longer. They also can’t fix a bad shoulder fit on a jacket or coat. Also, it is inadvisable to let out the stitches in fabrics like linen, cotton, and silk, since holes will show. 

Clothing repair

Most local tailors near you can also repair clothing. This can mean fixing a zipper, stopping a hem from fraying, repairing a rip, or reweaving a hole. When you book a clothing tailor near you to repair your item, they’ll tell you if the item can still be repaired, and what the risks (and cost) of the repair would be. They can also offer advice on how to better care for your clothing or avoid further damage, such as using a mesh bag in the laundry for your more delicate items or getting your clothes dry-cleaned instead.

Made-to-measure and bespoke tailoring

Tailoring or altering your off-the-rack garment is a fast and affordable way to make clothes fit you better. But if you want your wardrobe to fit you to a T, made-to-measure or bespoke tailoring is the way to go. While these services are offered at tailor shops near you, Airtasker lets you book a bespoke tailor who can go to your home or office. 

Your Tasker brings the supplies, takes your measurements and requests (or in the case of made-to-measure, lets you choose a pattern), and assists you with the fittings! This service saves time while still making sure you look stunning at that upcoming event - skilled Taskers can help you with planning for the big day as well!

Recent Tailors tasks in Sunshine Coast

Fur coat repair


Tewantin QLD, Australia

13th Nov 2023

Fur coat repair for a vintage rabbit. Stitching needing repairs - Due date: Flexible

Vintage fur coat repair


Tewantin QLD, Australia

10th Nov 2023

Shoulder stitching has come apart - Due date: Flexible

Men’s tailoring


Sunshine Coast QLD, Australia

28th May 2023

Tailor 3 pairs wool blend trousers. Cloth should be easy to maintain ( travel proof) durable and trousers be a ‘classic’ design- won’t date, not ‘fashionable’. Required for work involved travel and facilitating group discussions in variety of environments. - Due date: Flexible

Tailor suit jacket


Coolum Beach QLD, Australia

27th Jun 2022

Jacket needs to be tailored, shoulders too wide - Due date: Before Thursday, 30 June 2022

Tailor my suit pants & jacket for wedding


Kunda Park QLD 4556, Australia

19th Jun 2022

Suit from David jones - Needs pants hemmed plus fitted to body better & jacket fitted around sides/ back. Jacket details; Designed in Australia - Linen/cotton blend - Half lined with soft shoulders for casual comfort - Half canvas construction for perfect body fit - Single breasted - Two button closure - 75mm notched lapels - Aged rim tortoise shell buttons - Welt chest pocket - Patch side pockets - Side vents Pant details: Designed in Australia • Linen/cotton blend • Flat front • Straight leg • Belt looped waistband • Zip fly • Side slant pockets • Back welt pockets with button fastening - Due date: Needs to be done on Saturday, 20 August 2022

Tailor work pants


Maroochydore QLD, Australia

29th Jun 2021

Needing someone to take in a pair of work pants as the bottoms are too wide at the bottom.

URGENT seamstress needed to tailor skirt


Nundah QLD, Australia

27th Nov 2020

I’m looking to buy this skirt in a size 14 (only size left) but usually am a size 8. It’s a linen panelled skirt that will need to be taken in slightly and hemmed. If you are available to help me with this next week between 2-4th dec? I need it for the 5th dec.

I need seamstress and tailoring services


Mooloolaba QLD, Australia

26th Jul 2020

Sew Outdoor Cushion Covers for 2-1mtr x 1mtr 14cm deep cushion plus 2 -90cm x 90cm 14cm deep plus the the Back Cushions 2 - 1mtr x 40cm 2 - 90cm x 40cm I will be supplying Material.