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Why book a jeans alteration service through Airtasker?

Whether your newly-bought jeans are too long or you're no longer happy with how your old pair fits, jeans tailors on Airtasker can help! They can shorten, taper, and do pretty much any alteration service you need. In no time, you'll get perfectly-fitted jeans that comfortably suit your height and body type.

Jeans alteration is a practical way to maximise your off-the-rack pieces fully. Even the oldest or cheapest jeans look significantly better in photos if fitted with ease and comfort. However, not everyone has the skills and tools to get the job done right. Luckily, you can find the nearest tailor to lend a hand with just one post on our platform.

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Top Jeans Alterations related questions

What tools do I need to prepare for my jean alteration service?

Most jeans tailors can bring their sewing kits with them for the service. They'll likely use a tape measure, a sewing machine, thread, and sharp scissors. For jeans with thicker fabric, they'll also need a set of jeans needles. As for finishing supplies like extra rivets, buttons, and zippers, your Tasker can pick them up for you at the nearest fabric store upon request. Just make sure to coordinate with them beforehand so they can prepare everything.

How long does a jeans alteration normally take?

Altering jeans is a quick and easy process, as long as your Tasker has all the tools and supplies ready. Changing zippers and buttons, or altering the hemline, for example, can only take less than an hour. Any alteration tasks that require cutting fabric and fixing other sections of your jeans can take longer but usually completed within the day.

Can a Tasker work on a pair of jeans that is too small?

Technically it is feasible, but the approach is much more complicated as there's more room for error when letting the seam in than letting them out. If it has enough seam allowance, then growing your jeans by 1/2 a size is usually possible. Anything greater than that has no guarantee. To be sure, it's best to confirm with your Tasker whether or not they can stretch out the size of your jeans.

Can a Tasker also help repair ripped jeans?

Yes! Ripped jeans can look very stylish on purpose, but not if the rips are accidental. Jeans tailors near you can also work on repairs so you can use your old classic jeans again without the fuss. For straight cuts or tears, they can hand-stitch the fabric together. As for larger holes, they'll need to sew a patch underneath the jeans.

I’m pregnant. Is it possible to alter and stretch out my jeans?

Yes! If you're pregnant and you want to keep wearing your favourite pants, hiring a jeans tailor will be your lifesaver. They can temporarily add stretch panels to their waistband section so that you can wear them as comfortably as possible, right through the final days of your pregnancy. After your journey, they can also help alter them back to their original shape so you can continue wearing them for as long as you want.

Can someone also alter my formal dresses?

Yes! Our platform also lets you find nearby tailors who can repair and alter formal dresses for special events like prom and wedding. They can take in or let out your garment, or even narrow the dress shoulders, so it fits your body flawlessly. Unsure of what hairstyle will best complement your formal dress? We can also help you book professional hair and makeup artists so you can look and feel your best for your upcoming event!

What do jeans alteration services include?

When you book a jeans alteration near you, experts can make the necessary adjustments to your old denim jeans to achieve the perfect fit. They can shorten the hem or even taper your dull, straight-cut jeans to make them look sleeker and complement your chosen footwear as well. They can also replace jean rivets, and buttons, and even deal with that loose zipper that won't stay up!

Jeans shortening

One of the most common problems when buying off-the-rack jeans is that they often appear too long. It seems easy at first–just cuff your jeans, and you're good to go. But if you prefer a clean-cut so you can show off your heels or sneakers, you'll need to do more than just folding them up. Your Tasker can either keep the original hem and shorten your jeans from there, or cut off the extra length and create a new hem. They can do it by hand, although for better quality, they may also use a sewing machine.


Denim fabrics shrink once they're washed and cleaned. Before handing over your jeans for alterations, it might be best to pre-wash them to ensure that they won't look too short. If you have little to no time to spare, we can also help you find someone who can send your jeans to laundry.

Jeans tapering

If you have a pair of loose, flared denim hanging in the back of your closet, a jeans tailor near you can taper and convert them to straight or skinny jeans as well. They might ask you to try them on to get your exact measurements. Next, they mark and pin the sections to be taken in, usually from right below your slightly bent knee down to the hem. They then stitch your jeans from the inseam, sewing along the marked lines. Your tailor cuts off the old seams and extra fabric, while the raw edges are sewn together using a zigzag or overcast stitch pattern. They can also fix your new hem to ensure the perfect fit.

Jeans zip replacement

Dealing with a broken zipper can be infuriating, especially if you're all set on wearing your favourite jeans to a casual gathering or to an event that involves taking lots of photos. Don't give up on it just yet! Save time and money by hiring the nearest tailor and have your garment zipper taken care of within the day. 

With a seam ripper, they can remove the old zipper as quickly and efficiently as possible. While it's hard to find a replacement with the same length, your Tasker knows their way around altering the new zipper and fitting them to your old jeans. They can also do a seamless zip replacement with no visible stitches on the outside of the fabric.

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17th Jun 2018

Hi, I have two jackets that have a ripped pocket and one hotpants that needs a new seam. Please pick the items up at E1W, repair them and bring them back to our flat. I am willing to pay 30 GBP plus 5 extra after the sucessfull return of my items. Thanks, Nina

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!

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Kensington, Greater London, W8

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Need to have a few pants shortened and made a little smaller at the waist, a zip to be fixed on a pair of jeans

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Charing Cross, Greater London

4th Feb 2019

Hi, I'm working on a project and hoping you could be of assistance. I am developing a sustainable denim line which I will need tailor-made by the end of March. I need a tailor to help me put my designs together. I'm putting together one pair of jeans, a skirt, a dress and jacket. I hope you are of assistance. I am based in London and am happy to provide space or equipment. If you would be able to help and be a part of this project I would appreciate it. This projects will be showcased and I would like the candidate to promote themselves at the showcase. Networking opportunities available. Regards

Take up - shorten a hem on pants and a dress


Knightsbridge, Greater London

6th Aug 2018

5 pairs of chino jeans need to be taken up and one maxi dress hem

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