A seamstress making alterations on a garment in a well-lit sewing studio.
A seamstress making alterations on a garment in a well-lit sewing studio.

Find trusted alterations services near you

Fill in a short form and get free quotes from alterations experts near you

When you need a dress or any article of clothing altered

  • Clothing alterations near you
  • Dress alterations near you
  • Zipper repair
  • Same day alterations near you
  • Bridal alterations near you
  • … or anything else
It only takes 2 minutes. And it's free.
Up to 50% cheaper than franchise dealers
No job too big or small
Secure cashless payments
Same day or next day service at no extra cost

Best rated alterations experts near me

What is Airtasker?

Post your task

Post your task

Tell us what you need, it's FREE to post.

Review offers

Review offers

Get offers from trusted Taskers and view profiles.

Get it done

Get it done

Choose the right person for your task and get it done.

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 favorite 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 alterations around 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 garments like your wedding dress and make it just right.

Get the best taskers

Trust your clothes are in good hands with a top-rated seamstress for clothing alterations near you.

Choose your budget

Find affordable clothing alterations nearby, with the services that fit your budget.

Real reviews

Judge for yourself — every task gets a review.

Quick offers

Don’t wait to get your clothing altered - book an available seamstress right away for fast repairs and alterations in your area.

Top Alterations related questions

On average, alteration costs range from $10 to $50 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. Learn more about how much alterations cost to set the right budget before posting a task.

It’s common to book 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.

  • Shirt - 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.

  • Trousers - There are many things to consider. For starters, your waistband should sit at or below your navel. Your trouser's rise should also be long enough to place of the band properly. The hems can touch the shoe, but they shouldn't be puddling to avoid looking sloppy. Lastly, you shouldn't have the urge to pull the crotch or rear area from time to time. Other than these, your trousers are either too tight or too loose.

The best way to know if you’ve found the right clothing alteration service around 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 Taskers when looking for clothing alteration services around you.

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

Yes! It's ideal for you to wash any piece of clothing, especially newly-bought ones. Have your jackets and trousers laundered and dry-cleaned before sending them to your alteration specialist. Since most of them shrink when washed or cleaned, you can avoid unpleasant surprises when altering them, like coming up way too short than needed.  It'll also be easier for your tailor to get more precise measurements. .

As for your laundry needs, you can also get someone to send your garments to the nearest laundry shop and have them delivered back to you within the day.

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. 

  • Jackets - It depends on the complexity of the jacket alteration needed. Trimming the sleeves and hems can be completed in just a few hours, usually within the day. But if it requires your Tasker to take in or let out seams, narrow the armholes, or any similar alterations, then the service might take longer. For a more accurate estimation, feel free to ask your Tasker directly.

  • Shirts - 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.

  • Trousers - Standard trouser alterations, which usually involve the inseam, waist, seat, crotch, and leg width, are mostly doable within the day. Complex ones, like adding new belt loops, swing creases, removing pleats, and recutting can take 3-5 days to weeks. You can talk to your Tasker about your desired timeline and have it arranged accordingly.

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.

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 does a clothing alteration include?

Your seamstress or tailor is skilled in working with textiles, but especially clothing, to create, repair, and alter clothing. From wedding dresses to casual clothes, these professionals know how to handle your clothing and make sure they fit you perfectly. Here are some of the most popular clothing alteration services and what you can expect when you book them:


Looking for some custom sewing work to create a design from scratch or custom-fit to your size? No need to visit the tailor shop in town - hire a seamstress or dressmaker on Airtasker to create or customize 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 customizing 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, wedding dress 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 finalize everything with a final fitting before your event.

Clothing adjustments

Most clothing you buy off the rack won’t fit you perfectly, or you might need your favorite clothes adjusted as your body changes shape over time. Book 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 centimeters of extra fabric, so you can add extra length, or take it up for the perfect fit.

Clothing repairs

When your favorite shirt or dress pants have a rip, 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, adjustments for shoulder pads, and more. Extend the life of your clothing - it’s better for the environment and much more budget-friendly, too.

Recent Alterations tasks

Convert moms wedding dress to a rehearsal dinner dress


Shawnee Hills, OH 43065, USA

Sep 30th 2023

Convert 1990 Wedding dress to a rehearsal dinner type dress - Due date: Flexible

A wedding dress made


Seymour, TN 37865, USA

Sep 30th 2023

I am looking for someone to make a wedding dress for me within the next year - Due date: Flexible

Custom wedding dress


Waterford, CT 06385, USA

Sep 23rd 2023

I have an example of a dress I want but with a few details different! This is for my wedding dress in August 2024. - Due date: Flexible

I need to have a formal dress altered


Valley Stream, NY 11580, USA

Sep 17th 2023

The bust size is too small. I need extra material for it to fit. - Due date: Before Friday, September 29, 2023

A alternating black and white suit with a red velvet top hat


Albany, NY 12203, USA

Sep 16th 2023

Suit is a alternating black and white stripe suit (not pin stripes a bit bigger) jacket,pants,vest. Top hat is red velvet with a black and white hypnosis disk(maybe with a little battery operated light in the center of the disk). Thank you - Due date: Before Monday, October 30, 2023

Wedding dress


Woodinville, WA 98072, USA

Sep 14th 2023

Need a wedding dress asap Corset lace i believe is A line i have pics for reference - Due date: Before Friday, October 13, 2023

Clothing alterations


West Hollywood, CA 90048, USA

Sep 6th 2023

Shorten jacket legs and women evening pant - Due date: Flexible

Combine half suit/half dress for a Halloween costume


Van Nuys, CA 91423, USA

Sep 6th 2023

Looking to create a half man/half woman costume this year but I have no idea how to sew. Will provide all costume items, I just need help combining half of each! This would mean the whole left of the costume is a dress, the whole right is a suit (dress shirt, tie, suit jacket, pants). Reference photo attached! Willing/able to do fittings to help with measurements. Not sure what is reasonable for this type of work so please quote what you think makes sense! - Due date: Before Thursday, October 19, 2023

Bodysuit with Specific material


Helenville, WI 53137, USA

Sep 3rd 2023

Need a skin tight body suit made with materials that I own. - Due date: Flexible

Clothing alterations


Belford, NJ 07718, USA

Aug 29th 2023

Looking for a tailor or seamstress to make a dress fit me better including hem and hem a pair of pants for hubby - Due date: Before Thursday, September 7, 2023

Take in chiffon bridesmaid dress


Yalesville, CT 06492, USA

Aug 28th 2023

Need dress taken in a little bit - Due date: Before Monday, October 2, 2023



Wixom, MI 48393, USA

Aug 25th 2023

Take shoulders up on formal dress - Due date: Before Saturday, September 16, 2023

Suit vest and pants tailored


Delran, NJ 08075, USA

Aug 19th 2023

Pants are to long and crotch as well. Waist may need to be taken in. Vest altered to fit properly - Due date: Needs to be done on Thursday, August 24, 2023

Wedding dress sewed


Youngstown, OH 44505, USA

Aug 16th 2023

Sewing the dress along with the corset in the back plus making it knee length. I have my own material and corset kit for the dress. - Due date: Flexible

Hairline ripped out zipper from London fog suitcase


Easton, CT 06612, USA

Aug 10th 2023

Zipper needs to be sewn back into the suitcase fabric. - Due date: Flexible

Dress alterations


Brooklyn, NY 11234, USA

Aug 8th 2023

A formal dress that is now to big but I still would like to wear - Due date: Before Monday, November 6, 2023

Wedding dress alterations



Aug 7th 2023

I need some alterations done on my wedding dress - Due date: Flexible

I need a Sunflower wedding dress made


Whitesburg, TN 37891, USA

Aug 2nd 2023

Need a white wedding dress with sunflowers on the bottom of the dress. Don't want a long train i want a floor length gown. - Due date: Needs to be done on Sunday, January 28, 2024

Suit jacket


West Hempstead, NY 11552, USA

Aug 1st 2023

Whole in my suit jacket need repair - Due date: Flexible



Long Beach, CA 90807, USA

Jul 31st 2023

Need scrubs to fit better - Due date: Flexible