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Santa Monica Tailors And Seamstresses

Browse these tailors and seamstresses with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Santa Monica.

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Valerie Wright
from 39 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Her quote/response was quick. I was able to make an appointment with her same day and she had my bridesmaid dress hemmed and pressed ready for the following day. Her price was significantly less than the the other tailors shops. My dress was chiffon with 2 layers under it and her price was $35. Other shops started at $50 and up. I was very impressed with her quality of work! I would contact her again if I have future tailoring needs. Thanks Valerie!

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DuClos Designs
from 17 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Floryn R.
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Linda is amazing! I was searching for a dressmaker in my neighborhood, and was lucky to find her. I approached her only 3 weeks before my event; I needed a bridesmaid dress made for a friend’s wedding. I gave Linda the fabric, along with a picture of what I wanted. She gave me a very reasonable quote. She measured me, and we scheduled a few fittings as needed. Linda made sure I liked the dress each step of the way before finalizing any stitch. She did not finish the project until I was happy. Her work is done very professionally, and lasts longer than one wear (unlike many other seamstresses that I’ve dealt with). She made some suggestions of things to add, which I ended up liking. I would definitely recommend her, and already have her working on another dress for me!

AMW by Ah'nesha
from 11 reviews
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Cecilia R.
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Ah'nesha is a super helpful and talented seamstress! My sister and I really enjoy getting sewing lessons from her and have already learned so much. She is easygoing and made everything fun and comfortable. She is a great pick if you are in need of some sewing lessons or if you need anything sewn. Definitely a nice, talented and professional fit! 5 stars all the way with Ah'nesha.

Maggie Clapis
from 7 reviews
    Carla M.
    Verified review

    Not only is Maggie an awesome seamstress, she is dependable, professional and easy to deal with. I am quite petite so many of my dresses need alteration and slacks hemmed. She does a beautiful job and takes care with every detail. I found a fabric I loved and she made me a dress as well. I am very satisfied with her services. And her fees are very reasonable. I highly recommend her.

    Sharon King
    from 5 reviews
      Jackie N.
      Verified review

      Hey Sharon! I am in need of some help with sewing. Please contact me to discuss my projects. -Jackie

      from 4 reviews
      • 10 years in business
      • 5 hires on Thumbtack
      Jenny M.
      Verified review

      Cia is a consummate professional and a talented seamstress. She offered many ideas for my designs and worked with me until we got them right. She's working on another one right now and I trust her implicitly. Plus, she's wonderful to work with!

      Alyssa Lindaas
      from 4 reviews
      • 5 years in business
      Katherine S.
      Verified review

      Alyssa created a custom couture gown for me to wear to our spring ceremony. I was pregnant and her attention to detail and sensitivity to the style that would express my spirit and flatter my fluctuating body created an unbelievably gorgeous garment that made me feel like a goddess for the entire day. I felt so seen, beautiful, and comfortable working to be clothed by Alyssa. I cherish the gown and the entire experience. Every time I see a photo of that day, I beam with happiness.

      Maya Alteration
      from 4 reviews
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Sam S.
      Verified review

      Great work, excellent detailing, experienced tailor,,

      • 36 years in business
      Naz K.
      Verified review

      I had my 2 jumpsuits being altered by Sew Fit and couldn’t be happier. I actually brought my mom after that to shorten her dress. They are so nice, professional, punctual. I will definitely be a repeat customer

      G Luna's Tailoring
      from 3 reviews
      • 5 hires on Thumbtack
      Gina V.
      Verified review

      I needed a gown hemmed in a rush. Genaro did a great job and the gown was ready earlier than promised.

      Marine's Couture
      from 2 reviews
      • 15 years in business
      Erick K.
      Verified review

      Hi,I've just seen great stuff here,my question is. Can I get a job there as a tailor? Stick is my name n is conduct.

      Lana Kristy custom Designs
      from 2 reviews
      • 7 years in business
      Ani V.
      Verified review

      Lana is awesome ! She took my grandmothers 20's wedding dress and turned it onto a beautiful modern gown. Best designer and tailor.

      • 4 hires on Thumbtack
      Mary A.
      Verified review

      Rusl hemmed three pairs of pants that were made of stretchy French terry fabric. I wanted them to have the same kind of hem and it required a special machine to overcast and stitch. Rusl completed them in 3 days and they fit perfectly.

      Dorrie Martin-Deakins
      from 1 review
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      Leila T.
      Verified review

      Dorrie a true professional who knows her skill as a seamstress. She took time to assure the dress fit my body. She did not rush but took the time needed as seamstress working her art as a designer of fabrics. I will recommend hereading to many.


      I want to meke my customer happy and I want to make beautiful


      Turkish designer Meral Kaya formed her own label in 2011. Born in Turkey, Meral has been working for over twenty-five years in high-end woman's fashion industry for bridal and special events. Meral Kaya provides expertise and high quality service to brides directly, to couture bridal salons and to other high fashion venues. Meral Kaya gowns and other clothing items are designed to show the silhouette of the body and accentuate the movement of the dress. Each dress is altered to the liking of each individual. Meral strongly emphasizes luxury with specially selected materials that flow elegantly and exemplify the quality of workmanship. Her designs portray style variety that caters to even the most discerning and individualistic woman. Each design is made in the best manner and quality possible. Always reflecting perfection by keeping balance and beauty, Meral's designs combine exquisite fabrics with the past, present and future of fashion arts. Creativity and stylistic portrayals are the approaches that make each Meral Kaya dress unique. Clients can choose from her collections or meet personally with Meral for custom design (and embellishment). Alteration Bridal alterations are not just an afterthought in preparing for the most joyous day in your life. Your bridal gown and dress alteration is incredibly important. We value the individual beauty of your chosen gown. As a designer and couturier of custom gowns, we bring dressmaking expertise to your wedding gown alterations. Serving to various brides in the area, our goal is to create the wedding dress look of your style. Wedding dress and gown alterations are becoming more common for made-to-order or off-the-rack dresses. Whether you need an alteration for one of our gowns or your own gown—from a minor adjustment to a major tailoring—we work personally with you to achieve your vision. Customizing is a great opportunity to add your personal touch and make your gown truly unique. Besides bridal alterations, in the New York Metropolitan Area, we also provide alterations for special occasion gowns, bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride, and the groom. We also offer custom tailoring for casual fashion. Appointments are necessary. Meral Kaya has been creating for over twenty-five years fashion for bridal and other special occasions. Her vocation as a bridal designer began at a young age is her passion is visible in her work. Throughout her life she continued her creative development and fruition—ultimately finding her second home in the US. Custom designing Meral's couture creations spare no sense of quality—using innovative fabrics, elegant tailoring and timeless styling to create a gown that is truly chic and sophisticated. Strong and romantic, the bride in Meral Kaya is brilliant, smart, modern, determined and free, and proud of her femininity. She is seductive and mysterious, posses internal power and knows how to love and be loved. When wearing Meral Kaya’s couture gowns combined with a simple, timeless veil that can also be provided, it will exemplify flowing grace, the bride feels beautiful, glamorous and elegant throughout her most special day. A focus on fashion with a sense of romance is the bases of all of Meral's gowns, accentuated with the air of grace or chic. Personally working with each client's needs and style, Meral has a reputation as an Haute couture designer.

      • 38 years in business

      40 years of experience in sewing. Sewing is my passion.


      My work stands out because I can design and make anything. From cosplay costumes to mens suits and formal gowns. I love a challenge and always strive for perfection in my craft.


      199 Dresses is a well-known brand of wedding dresses. We offer the latest, most popular dresses and provide extreme kinds of service for those who choose us

      • 6 years in business

      We individually hand make custom suits and shirts right here in Orange County. We come to you with samples, fabric swatches, and take measurements to individually hand-cut a custom suit from scratch specific to your body and individual style.


      We provide free personal fittings for the client so that they can order a perfect made-to-fit shirt.

      Q & A

      Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

      What do seamstresses do?

      Seamstresses provide tailoring, alteration and custom sewing for clothing or costumes. Seamstresses can reshape clothing that is too big or too small so that it fits properly — for example, hemming pants that are too long or bringing in the waistband of pants or a skirt that is too large. Seamstresses can also provide more complex alterations such as adding tucks to shape a dress or bringing in the body of a shirt. More time and expertise will be required for challenging fabric such as silk or clothing with lining, like a blazer or lined slacks. Seamstresses are also skilled in altering wedding dresses and other formal wear. The time and skill required for these types of alterations is greater than for basic tasks like hemming, so be sure to find an experienced seamstress to handle your special items.

      Many seamstresses can also custom-make clothing for you. To come up with the design, you can bring in a pattern you like or an item of clothing you want the seamstress to replicate, or ask the seamstress to create a pattern for you. You can bring your own unique design to life with the help of a seamstress. There is no formal job training required to be a seamstress; many learn to sew and design from practical experience. For larger projects, like tailoring a suit, always be sure to review portfolios of work and read about the seamstress’s experience before committing.

      Are you supposed to tip a seamstress?

      Tipping seamstresses is not standard protocol. That said, anytime a talented seamstress goes above and beyond, offering a gratuity is a thoughtful gesture. A gratuity might be appropriate if the seamstress accepted a large project for you at the last minute — for example, hemming new suit pants the night before your work trip or taking in your party dress the day before your birthday. A gratuity may also be appropriate as recognition for the long hours of skilled stitching that your seamstress has put in altering your wedding dress, which often requires multiple fittings and precise fixes to make your dress perfect. If you do decide to offer a gratuity, first ask if the seamstress accepts gratuities; if they do, offer them an additional 15 percent to 20 percent of the total bill.  

      How much do seamstresses charge?

      The price for seamstress services will vary depending on the type of work you have done. The national average rate for a seamstress or tailor is $150-$280. Simple projects like repairing holes and hemming jeans usually have flat rates; larger projects, such as sewing custom creations, altering suits or altering wedding dresses, are typically priced based on the specifics of the fabric and pattern and the amount of work time needed. Here are a few examples of tailor and seamstress average costs:

      • Shorten sleeves of a dress shirt: $19.
      • Shorten jacket sleeves: $23 (without buttons) to $28 (with buttons).
      • Take in the body of a jacket: $40 (two seams) to $52 (three seams).
      • Take in a dress shirt: $20.
      • Adjust the shoulders of a jacket: $35.
      • Hem a skirt or dress: $10-$14.
      • Take in or let out a skirt or pair of pants: $15 (unlined) to $20 (lined) or $25 (with a zipper).
      • Shorten top-stitched pants: $10.
      • Shorten cuffed pants: $14.
      • Shorten lined pants: $14.
      • Shorten lined and cuffed pants: $18.
      • Take in a sheath dress: $45.
      • Restitch a fraying seam: $5.
      • Replace buttons: 50 cents each.
      • Move a button: $2.
      • Add a hook and eye: 50 cents per set.
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