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Chaul End, Bedfordshire


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"Wayne and Barry did an excellent job and had to put in extra effort to get the job done. Much appreciated effort. "

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Mehmet a. C

Becontree, Greater London


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"Great job!!Highly recommend!✨"

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Ilford, Greater London


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"Communication was good the garden was not complete will have to put another ad for a completion nice guy limited tools"

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Michael P

Acton, Greater London, W3 6


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"Michael knew exactly how to do this job best and worked until late, never cutting corners. He was uncompromising in his wood stripping preparation, sa..."

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Simona F

Walworth, Greater London


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"Simply amazing. She went over and beyond what I asked. Thank you Simona."

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Stella O

Walthamstow Village, Greater London


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"Stella did an awesome job! Everything is sparkling clean and super well done!"

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Ben A

Wombwell, South Yorkshire


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"Thanks Ben!"

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Mark Z

Parsons Green, Greater London, SW6 4


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"Punctual, professional and polite. The cleaning was functional not flawless. Thanks Mark. "

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Recent Alterations reviews

"Maureen did a great job fixing my ripped jacket and Hotpants. She was very helpful and friendly and completed the task in the given time. Thanks Maureen!"

Clothing repair for 2 Jackets and 1 Hotpants


"Wonderful job! "

Help with a simple craft project


"Very helpful and prompt!"

Help me find trousers


"Amazing! Exactly what I needed and Maureen is so sweet and lovely! "

Dress slightly taken in


"Such a wonderful man! Came all the way to my house and dropped off the clothes. Amaizng job will use again!! "

Take up - shorten a hem on pants and a dress


"Sheena was great, on-time and friendly"

Sew labels onto t-shirts and sweaters


What's the average cost of an clothing alteration expert

£30 - £90







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Why book local clothing alterations through Airtasker?

Perhaps your clothing doesn’t quite fit right, or you need a few clothing repairs? Book clothing alterations near you and get your favourite outfits ready to wear again, with the perfect fit. Your seamstress has the equipment and experience to work with your clothing and textiles so they can fit your exact measurements. Or they can match up missing buttons, repair broken zips, and even patch small holes. Your clothes will be ready to go in no time.

The best place to book clothing alterations near you is on Airtasker. We’ve got skilled and experienced tailors and seamstresses ready to take your pile of to-be-mended clothes or special occasion garment and make it just right.

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What are some common types of clothing alterations services?

It’s common to book clothing alterations for formal wear and special events. But many people also get their corporate wear or school uniforms altered so they fit well and create a professional impression.

What are the benefits of getting clothing altered or repaired?

Clothing alterations can help transform an average garment into your most flattering piece when it’s properly tailored to your body shape. And clothing repairs can help extend the life of your favourite clothing, saving you time and money you’d otherwise spend shopping for new items - plus, it’s better for the environment.

What’s the best way to prepare for clothing alterations?

Come to your clothing alterations appointment prepared with your garment(s) and notes on any changes you want made. If you’re having a fitting, bring or wear the shoes and undergarments you plan to wear with the outfit.

How do I find the best clothing alteration services near me?

The best way to know if you’ve found a skilled clothing alteration service near you is to check the reviews. Airtasker makes this so easy with a transparent reviews and ratings system so you know you’re only hiring the best.

How long does clothing alteration usually take?

Minor clothing alterations and repairs can take as little as an hour or two, but full dressmaking services for a detailed garment like a wedding dress may take up to 6 months. 

How much does clothing alteration cost?

Clothing alterations usually cost between $40-$140 on Airtasker. The cost of your clothing alteration service will depend on the type of garment, whether you need a repair or full custom dressmaking, the level of complexity involved, and how long it’s likely to take.

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:


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

Sewing / hemming decorative tablecloths


Brompton, Greater London

12th Jun 2019

Hi, I have several (3-5) large pieces of silk / sari material that I need to have cut to size and hemmed to create decorative table cloths for my wedding in 2 weeks. Looking for someone who can pick up the material from my house, cut to size and sew & hem the table cloths and mail or deliver them back. Sewing machine needed. Thanks! Alexia

Curtains shortened and pleated


Brixton, Greater London, SW9

3rd Jun 2019

I have 2 sets of curtains (260cm width) which require shortening (about 10cm) and pleating tape to be sewn on. Ideally I’d like on site and same day but flexible.

Curtain adjustment / seamstress


Hoxton, Greater London

1st Jun 2019

I have altered a curtain to make it into a blind and recovered it, I would like an expert eye to work out why it’s not pulling straight / smoothly. Also I have a few items of clothing which need a few nips and tucks.

Curtain maker


Primrose Hill, Greater London

23rd May 2019

I am looking for someone who is an experienced curtain maker to make me a pair of linen (unlined) pinch pleat curtains (size 220cm wide x 330cm long). Fabric on roll is 140cm wide and I want a 1.5 times gather.

Cutting and sewing fabric


Denmark Hill, Greater London, SE5

13th May 2019

We'll provide the fabric (around 8 x 1 meter) and would need this cut into roughly 22x22cm patches. We'd then like the edges sewn up neatly. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks for doing a great job and getting it done so promptly.

Handmade Quilt from old t-shirts


West Green, Greater London

12th May 2019

Hi, I've got a bunch of old band tshirts that I really don't want to get rid of. I thought it would be a nice idea to have them all cut out and made into a quilt of sorts. If anyone is able to help me with that, please do let me know. Many thanks, Lynne

Sewing service - extending curtains


Shepherd's Bush, Greater London

17th Mar 2019

- extending existing curtain drops - 3x pairs curtains - on site works; to be finished on the day - lengths varying from 5-20cm using fabric that is available on the curtains

Good trustworthy hard working tasker!

I need couch cleaning


St Luke's, Greater London

5th Jun 2019

It's a large Kivik sofa bought it on eBay but it's in good condition but the fabric needs a wash or freshen up as it has a funny smell .I think previous owners had pets please give me a good quote thanks

Help make craft - beads and crafts


Tottenham Hale, Greater London, N17

2nd Jun 2019

Hi, I need help making some craft bags and jewellery in North London on Saturday the 8th of June. Will be beading and hand-sewing Please give me a shout if you are interested. Thank you

Simply amazing. She went over and beyond what I asked. Thank you Simona.

I need garment shortening


Totteridge, Greater London

29th May 2019

Looking for an alterations specialist to shorten men's jeans.

2x Dress alterations


Wapping, Greater London, E1W

20th May 2019

I need some alterations on 2 dresses: - Yellow dress: Raise waist and take in the sides of the "skirt". - Green jumpsuit: Adjust the back straps (they're quite loose on me), slightly open the neckline and adjust the length. Please check the pictures for more details.

Bridesmaid dress alterations


Kensal Town, Greater London

13th May 2019

Hello I am a bridesmaid for a wedding in mid July. The dress I have is off the shoulder full length A-line dress. The alterations required are bringing in the shoulder straps as they are too large and cutting and hemming the bottom of the dress as it is currently too long. I am away for all of June so if you have any availabilities in May that would be great. Many thanks

Hem my curtains


Golders Green, Greater London

4th May 2019

I would like three curtains shortened and hemmed. The curtains are lined.

Sew a two piece dress


Lisson Grove, Greater London

17th Jun 2019

Only two materials and most of it will be see through dull.

Repair damaged sofa fabric


Westbourne Green, Greater London

3rd Jun 2019

We need some paintwork on a damaged Ikea sofa (strong acid based detergent was applied instead of standard cleaner). We are moving out and want to leave the sofa in a more acceptable form

Dress alterations


Wapping, Greater London, E1W

2nd Jun 2019

I need some alterations on 2 items. Please check the pictures Yellow dress: - Raise waist and take in the sides of the "skirt". Green jumpsuit - Shorten the length and adjust the back straps as they are too loose.

Sewing kimono robe


South Chard, Somerset

29th May 2019

Sewing three kimono style adult robes in jersey and cotton, fabric and pattern supplied

Trousers alteration


Festubert Place, Greater London

16th May 2019

velvet trousers need cutting and re-hemming

Indian/Asian/ Pakistani tailor


Bromley, Greater London, BR1

13th May 2019

I need someone to stitch a simple Indian/Pakistani suit in Bromley

Deep clean fabric sofa


Bethnal Green, Greater London, E2

25th Apr 2019

Grey fabric corner sofa (4 seater) that needs a deep clean. Thank you!

Shabs was really friendly and professional. He put a lot of effort into getting our sofa back to looking like new. He also cleaned our rug which had seen better days! Would highly recommend. Thank you Shabs!

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