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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

A new zipper on my jacket.


Vail, CO 81657, USA

Dec 2nd 2023

The zipper on the front broke. It no longer zips up and down - Due date: Before Monday, December 4, 2023



White Plains, NY 10601, USA

Nov 28th 2023

I am looking for custom dress design - Due date: Before Monday, April 29, 2024

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Boca Raton, FL 33428, USA

Nov 28th 2023

Golf bag needs two loops sewn back in order to use the shoulder strap. - Due date: Flexible

Repair zipper on winter jacket


Mamaroneck, NY 10543, USA

Nov 28th 2023

I have a Kanuk winter jacket from synthetic down with a broken Zipper. Likely need to replace the entire zipper as a few of the grooves on the zipper were ripped off. - Due date: Before Friday, December 1, 2023

Couch fabric sew repair


North Hollywood, CA 91607, USA

Nov 26th 2023

2 areas of fabric on my sofa need to be sewn up they are tearing - Due date: Flexible

Prom dress


Philadelphia, PA 19132, USA

Nov 26th 2023

I’m looking to get my daughter prom dress made for may 2023 - Due date: Before Thursday, May 16, 2024

Make my prom dress


Memphis, TN 38127, USA

Nov 26th 2023

My senior prom is coming up and I would love to have a dress made. Just a short description of the dress is black, leg slit, long, and will need lots of fabric. Reply to this for more details, please. Willing to negotiate but need to see your other work. - Due date: Before Tuesday, April 2, 2024

New sewing machine set up


Kingwood, TX 77346, USA

Nov 24th 2023

Need help threading and setting up sewing machine. - Due date: Needs to be done on Friday, November 24, 2023

Zipper replaced in mens shorts


Santa Ana, CA 92703, USA

Nov 16th 2023

The zipper broke in a pair of mens black denim shorts & I need it replaced - Due date: Flexible

Custom prom dress


Grove City, OH 43123, USA

Nov 12th 2023

I need someone to take my dress design and turn it into reality - Due date: Before Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Fix the zipper on my jeans


San Jose, CA 95138, USA

Nov 11th 2023

The zipper in my jeans ripped and now I can't zip it up properly - Due date: Flexible

Re-sew front seat in toy highlander


Lawndale, CA 90260, USA

Nov 6th 2023

Sewn threads coming undone -in frontseat…needs minor reset - Due date: Flexible

Help tailoring, alterations, sewing.


Encino, CA 91316, USA

Nov 4th 2023

Hi there, I am reaching out on behalf of my boss who is looking for someone to help with a few clothing alterations before next Thursday. They are also looking for some they can create a relationship with to hire for future products. Please reach out if you have any questions. - Due date: Before Friday, November 10, 2023

Need Dressmaker to help me recreate a wedding dress I found!


Draper, UT 84020, USA

Nov 1st 2023

I need a dressmaker to help me recreate a wedding dress that I found. I will help source the create fabric. - Due date: Before Tuesday, March 19, 2024

A pillow sewed together


Sacramento, CA 95841, USA

Oct 29th 2023

I stitched a pillow top and have the backing material. I need it sewn together - Due date: Before Tuesday, November 14, 2023

The windows fell out in my tent,needtent fabric to be sewn over holes


Pooler, GA 31322, USA

Oct 28th 2023

Tent windows fell out, now have holes in tent. I need waterproof tent fabric to be sewn over holes to make it waterproof again. - Due date: Before Friday, November 17, 2023

Sewing machine and serger tune up


Cocoa, FL 32927, USA

Oct 27th 2023

Mechanical Sewing machine and Serger. - Due date: Before Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Sew Hawaiian Shirts


Burbank, CA 91502, USA

Oct 25th 2023

Looking for someone who can make hawaiian shirts. I will provide the materials needed. Just need someone who is able to make them. This can be an ongoing situation as I sell these internationally. How long does it take for you to make each shirt and how much to make each one? - Due date: Flexible

Industrial sewing machine repair/service


Cedar Park, TX 78613, USA

Oct 24th 2023

Sewing machine has tension problems possibly needs a service - Due date: Flexible

Help setting up sewing machine


Baltimore, MD 21252, USA

Oct 11th 2023

I just need help setting up a Brother SE600 embroidery and sewing machine. - Due date: Flexible