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I Can Sew
4.7
from 19 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Joanne L.
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Finding Khay to give sewing lessons to my 7 year old granddaughter has been such a wonderful experience. We are very pleased with everything she is learning. She has completed several projects for herself and is now sewing doll clothes for her baby doll. Khay is very knowledgeable in her craft and an excellent teacher.

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Alesia C. Studio
4.8
from 18 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
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Alice T.
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My experience with Alesia so far has been excellent! I am having my wedding dress alterations done by Alesia, and she made me feel very comfortable when discussing my needs. I'm so excited for my next fitting date.

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Augusta Signature
4.8
from 15 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
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Thumbtack Customer
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Very quick turnaround time! My daughter needed some alterations to her homecoming dress the week of the event.....Quality work provided by a quality individual (Augusta). He took the time to meet with us and understand our alteration needs. The alteration resulted in my daughter having a dress that fit her beautifully and comfortably.

Lanie Brédy
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lauren L.
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I needed a dress altered for a wedding and Lanie was extremely efficient and was able to finish the alterations in a timely manner. The alterations were wonderful and I was so happy with the finished dress. I would definitely recommend Lanie and would also work with her in the future for any alteration needs I have!

Delvin McCray
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Khadijah H.
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Delvin created a custom piece for my birthday, the quality of his clothes are superb. Great customer service as wel!

Sew Convenient
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Kim K.
    Verified review

    Kelly has made and altered numerous dresses for me and they always turn out perfect!

    VanLoon Designs
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 13 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Jennifer T.
    Verified review

    Joanne is a patient and caring sewing instructor who can tailor your lessons to whatever you're interesting in making or learning. During your lessons she is willing to do anything you need - like helping you select a machine, sewing your garments, troubleshooting, and teaching you patterning and sewing skills. She has a vast amount of experience and education in clothing design and construction as well as working with leather.

    BellaNiecele
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 18 years in business
    Kellie M.
    Verified review

    The garments for my fashion show were lovely! Thank you for providing excellent garment for the show. I will defiantly ask for you next year!

    OOshene Harmon
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Andrea F.
    Verified review

    I just loved and greatly appreciated OOshene's knowledge and eye for fashion, as she helped me tremendously with improvements on my wardrobe and everyday dress attire! Awesome job. Thank you so very much.

    Sarah Pietruszka
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
      Tania H.
      Verified review

      Very positive experience, Sarah is very professional. I am very happy with my custom alterations of 10 dresses!

      Kristina's Design Palace
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 9 years in business
      Sharon E.
      Verified review

      Very impressed so far , she is professional , creative and compassionate to our unique situation . I will let you know my final results .

      Amma's Alterations
      5.0
      from 1 review
        Koushalya S.
        Verified review

        Quick, easy and got the result i was looking for!

        Rafia Alteration
        5.0
        from 1 review
          Khadijah S.
          Verified review

          very nice and neat stitching

          SuZann Designs
          5.0
          from 1 review
          • 20 years in business
          • 3 hires on Thumbtack
          Lacey V.
          Verified review

          Suzanne was amazing to work with for my wedding dress alterations. I was able to complete them in the comfort of my home with a true professional. She was honest and the value was phenomenal. She was timely and open to all communication and answered even my silliest of questions. As a bride close to my wedding day, anxious is a primary feeling, but when it came to my dress, I never felt that at all with Suzanne. Would highly recommend.

          About

          Reasonable prices. A pant hem is between 9- $11.00 A bridesmaid dress to be hemmed is around $45.00 depending on the make and how many layers.

          About

          I design garments. Service includes sewing, sewing with patterns, hem, pattern-making, women's, men's and children's wear, costume making, draping, and alterations.

          About

          I am a home-based bridal/formal wear service. I am doing alterations, embellishing shoes, and floral designs.

          About

          Traveling alterations and sizing for you! !!!!!!!!!

          About

          Franc Lloyd brings custom suits, custom shirts, jackets, tailored pants and a wide range of fabric samples to your doorstep. We begin by understanding each individual's unique physiognomy. We offer advice on cuts and colors that best accentuate your trope. You select all the details, such as lapels, collars, cuffs and more. Our experts will give you tips on fashion trends and flattering styles to help you design clothes made just for you to wear, with confidence. Look like a million bucks, a stunning wardrobe at an affordable price!

          About

          I am a Chicago based fashion designer. I only make women clothing, I have mostly done prom dresses, skirts, shorts and casual dresses and pants. I also do alterations and repairs.

          About

          Our job at Balani is to unwind the uptight image of custom clothing. In our modern showroom, we present the tradition of custom-fit clothes through a contemporary lens. With a commitment to quality, we collaborate with our clients in a new way to exceed expectations. It's your style, your way.

          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.

          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.

          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.  

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