Find a Tailors and Seamstress near Munster, IN

Find a Tailors and Seamstress near Munster, IN

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6. The Tailored Foundation
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  • 7 years in business
  • Serves Munster, IN
"A Family Story Tailoring has been at the very core of setting the foundation for Mustafa’s family. When his grandfather’s pension was not enough to make ends meet, his grandmother stepped in, determined to not let the family fall apart. Maximizing her sartorial talents and limited resources (a single sewing machine), she started teaching a few students from the neighborhood how to sew and stitch. As more students caught wind of the classes, one sewing machine grew into two; two into four; four to eight, and so on. Eventually a proper industrial home with more than fifty machines and multiple shifts came into existence. Not only did this grassroots business support the family members, but it also empowered and educated many students—a great majority being women—who went on to establishing small businesses of their own. Founder Aarish Mustafa’s career started in the world of investments and finance, where the demand for a high-quality and bespoke wardrobe coupled with an entry-level salary left him frustrated. It was only then that he set out to establish a brand for people who found themselves in a similar situation. Utilizing his upbringing in a culture of small businesses and masterful craftsmanship, he founded The Tailored Foundation. Values The passion for the craft has stayed with the family and continues to inspire the company to find similar families around the world to do business with. We hope to empower individuals on a global level. Currently, The Tailored Foundation is in the process of partnering with organizations that provide vocational training and education in the developing world. Goal We look forward to growing into a marquee brand with a socially-responsible approach, and help our customers meet their needs for custom Tailored and handcrafted finishes."

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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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