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"Great job sewing my sofa. Thank you"
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"Mihaela is a star! Everything I needed and more. Highly recommended."
"Such a nice guy, was very helpful and really quick- would recommend him to anyone."
"Victor is reliable and efficient for the task . The curtain was expertly fitted. His work is also neat and tidy. I will ..."
"Thankyou for shortening the dress in time for me. The needle work was exquisite and everything was done professionally...."
Recent Seamstress reviews
Brenda provided a brilliant service. Very easy to communicate with. Very enjoyable experience.
I need sewing
Brenda did a great job I recommend her 100% thank you
I need seamstress services
Amazing! Great help on a very challenging task.
A great help - thank you
Help sewing a patchwork blanket together
Brenda did brilliant job on two dining chairs. Was a complicated pattern and sewing was great and chairs look great Thank you Brenda and hope to see you again! Mark
Sewing Fabric onto chairs
Great service, tailored to perfection.
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What's the average cost of a seamstress
£35 - £120
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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.
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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 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.
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.
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 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
Sew cover to cover canopy on bed
Southborough, Greater London
30th Sep 2023
The canopy over the bed and I need a cover for it to be made with an opening so the can climb in and out. Are you so a little bit of embroidery for lettering put onto the canopy cover. Don’t have material yet, but it’s got to be something really . I can send photos of the canopy, so you’re understand what I mean. - Due date: Before Friday, 24 November 2023
Sewing machine repair
Brixton, Greater London, SW9
30th Sep 2023
Lervia sewing machine isn't working, bobbin isn't threading. After lots of troubleshooting, I think it's a timing issue, which I don't know how to repair - Due date: Flexible
Need label tags sewn into T-shirts (recurring order)
Ruislip Common, Greater London
27th Sep 2023
I run a small t-shirt printing business from my home. I have 50 t-shirts that need a basic label sewn into the neck on the back of the t-shirt, either white or black t shirts. I will start with 50, however I am looking for someone to do this every month, potentially more dependent on how many t-shirts I sell! Based in Ruislip NW London, ideally you would be able to pick up/drop off the garments too. Please see attached photo for the label / t shirts. Thanks so much! - Due date: Flexible
Upper Clapton, Greater London
27th Sep 2023
I’m looking for a freelance seamstress to sew a small round of production for my startup women’s underwear brand - Due date: Flexible
Tailor / seamstress to make a bigger version of my favourite top
Cubitt Town, Greater London
22nd Sep 2023
I am looking for a tailor / seamstress that could make a bigger version of my favourite top / tunic - Due date: Flexible
Peddle of industrial sewing machine not working
Slough, Berkshire, SL1
21st Sep 2023
My mums got a Brother sewing machine and believes the clutch/peddle is not working. - Due date: Flexible
Sew my dress to be bigger
20th Sep 2023
I have a dress bought for a christening, but it won't zip up. I love this dress and hope to get it altered so that I can zip it up and so it fits well. - Due date: Before Wednesday, 27 September 2023
Sofa repair sewing
Spitalfields, Greater London
11th Sep 2023
It need sew the sofa on site - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, 15 September 2023
Great job sewing my sofa. Thank you
Bell Green, Greater London
11th Sep 2023
I need a seamstress to cut and hem my dress - Due date: Needs to be done on Monday, 11 September 2023
Kingsland, Greater London, E8
7th Sep 2023
Sew a set of 6 napkins with a hem and an embroidered initial - Due date: Before Monday, 18 September 2023
Trouser sewing fix-ups
Earlsfield, Greater London
4th Sep 2023
- trousers (sew trouser hem) - trousers (synch waist) - Due date: Flexible
Sew up a hole
3rd Sep 2023
I have 2 tiny holes in cable knit jumper that need to be sewn up Due date: Flexible
Sewing name labels
Belgravia, Greater London
2nd Sep 2023
Sewing name labels onto items - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, 3 September 2023
Furzedown, Greater London, SW17
31st Aug 2023
Hi I have some clothes that need to be altered to a high quality, lengths of clothes mainly thankyou - Due date: Flexible
Sew labels on clothes. 50+ pieces
Holbrook, West Sussex
31st Aug 2023
To sew woven lbels on clothes.Varied clothing including t shirts, jumpers, undergarments, coats. Around 50 items. Labels provided. - Due date: Before Monday, 4 September 2023
Troubleshoot and fix sewing machine
South Hackney, Greater London
29th Aug 2023
Troubleshoot and fix old sewing machine, Brother Vx1200 - Due date: Needs to be done on Wednesday, 30 August 2023
Three 4m x 1.5m velvet pieces sewn together into 4m X 4m piece
Southwark, Greater London
28th Aug 2023
I need three 4m long velvet fabric pieces sewn together to make a cover for a platform - Due date: Before Monday, 4 September 2023
Sewing machine repair
26th Aug 2023
I have a toyota sewing machine which needs a service - Due date: Flexible
25th Aug 2023
Need a dress made for wedding - Due date: Before Saturday, 30 September 2023
Barking Riverside, Greater London
15th May 2023
I need a dress made. I have some ideas that I want to put together below. I need a seamstress to help me design and make the dress.
Mihaela is a star! Everything I needed and more. Highly recommended.