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Hillsboro Zipper Repairs

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  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michelle T.
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I had the best experiences with Renee! She was my stylist as Miss Daimond Head USA and a few other projects. Renee truly listens and has a natural eye for complimenting the individuals body. From cut, color and style, to comfort and price. She is very flexible which was highly beneficial for my busy schedule. Aside from shopping and styling, Renee also made speedy alterations for me and quickly fixes too, such as zipper, rips, ect. She can do it all! And my favorite part of working with Renee is the bond we have built. I highly recommend Renee/Cottontails Inc. for everything. From gift shopping to a little something for yourself, Renee is queen!

stitch in time
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  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Maurice W.
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Emmer was wonderful! First of all, she makes it easy for you to reach her and returns calls promptly. I had a winter jacket that needed a new zipper. She has a great supply of backup materials and supplies that are at her disposal. Even though she was unable to match the color and size of the zipper I needed, she directed me to where I could find the part which I ended up buying online. Little to no hassle. She also repaired a damaged lunch tote of mine that had a bad zipper. Though it was too expensive for her to repair with a new zipper (just as much to buy a new one), she was able to modify the tote by adding a couple snap on clips that do just great. So I am very happy with her service, her professionalism, her timeliness (she turned them around in a relatively short amount of time), and her price. All in all, a great experience!

Carol D.
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Clair made sheer curtains for the living room window. They beautifully framed the window and did not obscure the view. She came in and saw my color palate and measured, then selected the fabric and trim. Very happy with my new curtains.

Portland Shoe Repair

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    About

    Portland Shoe Repair is passionate about boot and shoe repair, helping you enjoy your favorites much longer! Our company has many years of experience in shoe repair and manufacturing, giving us the advantage of knowing how shoes are created. We can advise you on how to best keep your shoes and boots in top condition and the value of making timely repairs. Portland Shoe Repair is also equipped and skilled for stitching and repair of clothing and leather goods, as well as footwear.

    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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