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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.

Sewing gloves


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.

I need costume maker


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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. 

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 

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.

Clothing repair 

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. 

Clothing alteration 

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 dressmaking 

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

Freelance seamstress


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


Loughton, Buckinghamshire

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

Sew napkins


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


Pulloxhill, Bedfordshire

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


Barnwell, Northamptonshire

26th Aug 2023

I have a toyota sewing machine which needs a service - Due date: Flexible



Coley, Berkshire

25th Aug 2023

Need a dress made for wedding - Due date: Before Saturday, 30 September 2023

Seamstress needed


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.