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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

Can a tailor resize my shirt?

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.

Can I alter my shirt on my own?

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..

Do I need to provide my own tools for my shirt alteration service?

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.

How long does it take to alter my shirt?

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.

How do I know if my shirt is the right fit?

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.

What's the difference between alterations and tailoring?

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.

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Hi, I recently lost my grandad and was looking for someone to sew upto 4 cushions with patches from some of his shirts. I understand alot of people are reluctant to do this as its sentimental but these shirts would otherwise be going in the bin so If any error was made on these it wouldnt be an issue. Thanks Shaun

Sew labels onto t-shirts and sweaters

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I have 90 pieces of tops (45 sweaters, 45 t-shirts) that need our labels sewn onto their backs. The labels are about 6cm x 5cm. You can either hand-sewn each corner (4 sides) onto the tops, or use a machine to embroider by the left and right-sides.

Sheena was great, on-time and friendly