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DeSoto Tailors

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  • 4 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca B.
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She was amazing and a great value. She did so much for the same price as a fraction of the other main tailors.

Maci stitches
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Megan O.
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I found myself a month out from my wedding not feeling comfortable in my strapless dress - I wanted to add a sheer cape to get some coverage that was trendy and not matronly. After reaching out to several places, going to my usual tailor and a fancy wedding dress studio, I could not find anyone that understood what I was looking for or that wasn’t going to charge me an arm and a leg. I put a request on Thumbtack and Maci replied quickly. I met her at her home and explained what I wanted - just a few weeks and it turned out nicely! I am very happy and will be wearing the result soon!

Carmen Tailor
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Emmanuel G.
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Carmen did tapering and hemmed dress pants as well as a pair of jeans flawlessly. Her work is impeccable and she treated me with a with a great and professional attitude. I would continue to use her tailoring expertise and I recommend you do as well.

Molly Benson
4.9
from 10 reviews
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Ashlee H.
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Mrs Molly did a great job tailoring my daughters cinderella costume! It looks awesome and would definitely use her again if I need tailoring!

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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