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Lynn's Sewing & Alterations

Lynn's Sewing & Alterations

Des Moines, IA

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About Lynn's Sewing & Alterations

hired 11 times on Thumbtack

I have 37+ years of sewing experience. I am a former Alteration Manager of a bridal store, and now I am the owner/operator of my own business. I have my business out of my home, which means I can charge less than others with overheads.

Sewing: Matching outfits, shirts, PJ's, dresses for you families and dolls.

Home decor: Curtains, pillows, cushions, appliance covers, table covers, toddlers and baby's nursery ensembles and shopping cart covers.

Costumes: Renaissance, Halloween and almost any type of costume for plays or fun. You choose the pattern and fabric.

Alterations: Wedding gowns and her wedding party, pageant dresses, hem dresses, men and women slacks, jeans, shorts, replace zippers, take in and/or let out.

Industrial dust filtration sleeve, banquet table and chair covers


1001 West ST.
Des Moines, IA 50315


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  • 5/5 stars

    I had two pairs of pants (lined and unlined) that needed to be shortened and knew I needed a professional to shorten the pants. I found Lynn through Thumbtack, read the reviews, and decided to call her. I had never had anything tailored before so I had lots of questions for Lynn. Lynn patiently explained the ins and outs of what she would be doing. The turn around on when the pants would be ready was great. All in all, a great experience--good customer service, quick turn around, and easy to talk to.

  • 5/5 stars

    Lynn shortened some drapes for me and did a very nice job. She is competent, organized, punctual, well-priced, and fun to work with. I have two little girls who wanted to keep visiting her again and again!

  • 5/5 stars

    AMAZING job on creating my daughter's baptismal gown from the shawl from my wedding dress. Lynn's initial quote for the time it would take was impressive, but she completed it even faster. The quality was wonderful and we received numerous compliments. This dress is now a beautiful heirloom. Thanks, Lynn!!!

  • 5/5 stars

    Very nice to have a personal touch. Made my wedding gown alterations very well. She did some difficult baleros too. So nice to have individualized service.

  • 5/5 stars Wedding Dress Alterations and Custom Design Verified Review

    Lynn IS AWESOME! It was two months before our wedding and I was getting nervous because the person that I was going to have work on my dress kept putting me off, so I decided to find someone else. Not only did Lynn finish my dress a WEEK early, but she put the most gorgeous double bustle in my dress, at an EXTREMELY reasonable price. She is so sweet and prompt at returning calls and answering questions.
    Please think of her first if you need anything of this nature, she is so wonderful and so reasonable; I know I won't hesitate to use her services in the future! Thank you so much Lynn!

  • 5/5 stars

    Lynn does beautiful work, and she is the sweetest lady.

    I needed the bust of my chiffon bridesmaid dress let out, and she put gussets in - they are barely noticeable! She also did this in a very short period of time (I dropped my dress off on June 30th and picked it up today.)

    I will definitely go to Lynn for all my future alteration needs.

  • 5/5 stars

    Lynn was wonderful and very easy to work with. She takes a lot of pride in her work and very reasonably priced. She did alterations on a bridesmaid dress and I am 7 months pregnant. It was quick and easy and fit great when she was done.

  • 5/5 stars

    Lynn is very professional and knowledgeable. She made me feel comfortable and even came to my home to do the fitting for the alterations. She charged the lowest amount I've ever heard of and made sure I didn't get ripped off. She is fantastic and I highly recommend her!

  • 5/5 stars Verified Review

    She's so nice! Nicest person I have ever met~ I asked her to make me a costume for an Anime Convention, we went to go buy prints and fabric together and she sewed everything together for me! great quality, amazing stitching! Got it all done fast! She makes sure you get what you want, and makes sure that your one satisfied costumer. And Let me tell you, I am one satisfied customer. :) She did a fantastic job. Absolutely fantastic.

  • 4/5 stars Alterations Verified Review

    Good job on dress in short amount of time. Fits perfect! Good customer service. Friendly lady.

    Lynn D K. from Lynn's Sewing & Alterations replied to this review on August 26, 2013:

    The client was so nice and easy to work with , her gown was a bit small on her and we had to let it out several sizes to get the correct size once we did it fit her perfect, everyone was so happy. another job well done

  • 5/5 stars

    Lynn was a pleasure to work with and did an awesome job on my bridesmaid dress. She responded back to my inquiry in a short amount of time which was awesome because I needed my dress altered quickly. We met on a Wednesday I believe and she had it done for me by that Friday. Highly recommend Lynn for any type of alteration and especially those that need a rush job.

    Lynn D K. from Lynn's Sewing & Alterations replied to this review on August 26, 2013:

    Megan is a wonderful and charming young lady and was a perfect client.Easy to understand her needs and request. easy to work with and for, call me anytime.thank you again

  • 5/5 stars

    Great service!!! Really glad she came to me instead of having to drive to some to a shop and haul everything there. She really knew what she was doing and I have faith that my dress will look amazing when she is done!! The pricing also cannot be beat saved me tons of money and didn't have to get it done at Davids Bridal where all i heard was such bad reviews. Thanks Lynn!!

    Lynn D K. from Lynn's Sewing & Alterations replied to this review on July 26, 2013:

    Stephanie was a real sweetheart to work with and she makes her gown even more beautiful. She was easy to work with and to explain the different processors to when given choices or advise. Going into clients homes your not always as welcome as family, but Stephanie and her brother made me feel like I was one of the family and treated me with high respect.
    Your Gown is Beautiful, best wishes on your wedding day.
    Many Thanks,
    Lynn's Sewing & Alterations

  • 4/5 stars

    Wonderful job on a bridesmaid dress in such a short amount of time. Very sweet woman who is laid back and easy to talk to. I would recommend her to friends and family.

    Lynn D K. from Lynn's Sewing & Alterations replied to this review on July 18, 2013:

    Jennifer was a pleasure working with and for easy going, down to earth, and knew what she wanted. As well as she has the cuties little puppy that is adorable and that is her spoiled baby girl....:)

  • 5/5 stars Wedding Dress Alterations and Custom Design Verified Review

    Lynn did a great job on my wedding dress in a short time frame. I was pressed for time and she kindly fit me into her schedule and it was finished sooner than I expected. When I called her up, I was impressed that she fit me into her schedule on the same day. She was very kind and patient throughout the entire process, even helping to explain how best to pin up/put down the bustle on my dress.

  • 5/5 stars

    Lynn is amazing and did a fantastic job on my dress in a very-very short time frame. I was so thankful for her and the awesome job she did with my dress! Lynn is a wonderful and kind person and I will be going back to her and referring others to her - what a great job she did!

  • 5/5 stars Tailor or Seamstress Verified Review

    Wonderful woman to work with!! She is thoughtful and polite. She takes all the time you need, and was a blessing to work with!

  • 4/5 stars Alterations Verified Review

    Thanks for your help! Were you able to save the design for future work? I am still interested in that possiblity. It was a very difficult job. I am glad you were able to perform it for me!

  • 5/5 stars Alterations Verified Review

    Lynn was fantastic! Sweetest lady in the world! I dropped my dress off on a Thursday and picked it up on Saturday morning! The bustle looks beautiful and I could not be happier with the dress!


  • 5/5 stars Alterations Verified Review

    Sweetest woman in the world. I brought her my dress yesterday to be hemmed and I picked it up today.

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Most common is hems, bustles, I show them different styles to choose from allowing them full rein and what works best for their gown.
take in or let out the sides, replace the zipper with a lace up corset back, I invite the brides the option to include their wedding colors into the lacing for the corset and the Brides have really be creative and shined. Re- beading ,
after taking in or letting out the sides there seems to always be re-beading to do, and then through out the gowns you find loose beading that needs tending to.

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