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Westminster Tailors And Seamstresses

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

Sunflower Stitches
from 37 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
Linda W.
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Jamie is a delightful person, and a very experienced seamstress. I took two items to her for alterations, and she did them very quickly, and perfectly! Her price is totally reasonable too! I am so happy to find her, and I do plan to call on her again for more sewing projects!

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Tailored To You Designs
from 35 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lindsey B.
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I needed a bridesmaid dress altered for a wedding that was fast approaching. I found Mary here on thumbtack and am so glad I did! She was very responsive and competed my dress incredibly fast. It looks great and was a reasonable price. I will definitely return to her in the future and would recommend her to anyone in the area who needs a skilled seamstress.

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DG Alteration, Inc.
from 28 reviews
  • 30 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natt F.
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My mom has been an Italian born tailor for over 30 years so I know and appreciate good work. Dmitriy is a true professional. His work is on point. His prices were HALF of another estimate I got! He exceeded my expectations! I've been looking for a good tailor for a long time. I found him. His name is Dmitriy.

Rachael Peterson
from 22 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Colton F.
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Rachel is a great seamstress. My white shirts have always been so baggy on me, and normally tailors are too expensive to use. However, Rachel was able to give me an excellent service for a great deal. I couldn’t be happier with her work. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone.

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  • 16 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Carrol M.
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She is both an excellent seamstress and a creative mind. I gave her a difficult task (which I didn't know since I don't sew) and she handled it beautifully.

  • 5 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Liris C.
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William is creative & so resourceful! He can come up with a vision for you from the clothing to the hair & makeup. He is a true visionary. He also can design & sew which is an added plus as a stylist. You will never be disappointed when you work with William Rawls,

  • 11 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Cee K.
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Ama is a very talented seamstress. She's professional. The quality of her work is unmatched in the DMV. I will be utilizing her services again.

from 7 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Taloria Y.
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Dennis is a very talented and accomplished tailor and designer. The suggestins and changes he suggested for my MOB gown took it from off the rack to couture.

Tb7CustomClothierFur Salon
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jeffrey M.
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Great Service and Experience, definitely recommend for detailed and precise tailoring needs.

Svetlana's Alterations
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Van L.
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The place i bought my dress was going to charge me 500$ for mine and 250$ for my girls. More then the dresses cost. This is my 2nd time using thumbtack. I am very pleased. The price was about 500$ for all the dresses! She did an amazing job. I dont get my cloths tailored that often but Svetlana has a client for life. I was worried because my baby sister and my daughter lost a lot of weight. The dresses were one or two sizing to big. What this lady did is nothinh short of a miracle. She is an Angel. I highly recommend using her. I will be happy to give her a reference any time. I posted pics, i dont have before pics. I wish i did so you can see the magic she made. Thank you! Bridezilla Tanaya

The Nines
from 3 reviews
  • 7 years in business
Steve S.
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Lori is great. I have worked with other individuals and companies purchasing tailored shirts and Lori was head and shoulders above my other experiences. The first shirt she had made for me fit great with only minor adjustments which were made without hesitation. I highly recommend Lori for your fashion needs.

Buttons and Lace Design
from 3 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Jeff R.
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Aubrey played a significant part in making my wedding as epic as it turned out to be. She helped me design a customer Renaissance outfit tailor-fit to me based on a couple of reference pictures and vague ideas I had put together. She was awesome. She spent significant time working with me step-by-step through the process: from design, to mock-ups, fabric choice, fittings and more fittings. (I may have put on some weight while she was making it ... oops.) She was great, and helped design something that I was extremely pleased with, that looked and fit great. Easy to communicate and work with, I can highly recommend coming to Aubrey with your custom needs. I'm the guy in the pictures.

Helping Hands Concierge
from 3 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Quentin C.
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Natalie does amazing work, very professional, sweet and ensures that she meets her client needs. I will continue to work with her for additional tailoring requests.

Seams Unlimited
from 1 review
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michael B.
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Stacy is the greatest seamstress ever. She is the only one that my family and I use for all our sewing needs. She has made custom clothing and bedding for all of my children. She has also made all the custom curtains that are in our home. Plus, she made the tuxedo and vest for the happiest and greatest day in my life, my wedding day. Thank you Stacy for all the great, beautiful and wonderful work that you have done and will do for me.

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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