Find a alteration service in Newark, NJ

Find alteration services in Newark, NJ

Find alteration services in Newark, NJ

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Top 10 alteration services in Newark, NJ

Clients agree: these Newark alteration services are highly rated for knowledge, experience, communication, and more.
B. Nathaniel Bespoke

B. Nathaniel Bespoke

New on Fash
48+ years in business
Serves Newark, NJ
We are a consortium of master tailors and seamstresses who perform alterations as well as custom clothing for both men and women. We specialize in working on all type of garments. We always get it right and we always guarantee our work 100% Be Condident...Be Noticed...B. Nathaniel Bespoke
Sheena Burton

Sheena Burton

New on Fash
Offers online services
8+ years in business
Serves Newark, NJ
In many professions, beautifully tailored clothes are essential. In Real Estate, Law, Finance, and Fashion – all of these professions demand the very best. And one of the most effective ways to show that you are the best is to look your best. After all, when it is obvious from the way you take care of yourself that you care and that you have the means, knowledge and desire to look your best – that says something to people. And it’s something that can’t be said in words. DESIGNER GARMENTS Whether it’s creating a new piece from the drawing board up or repairing, restoring or altering something you already own, I do the highest quality work. A
Ki'mauri,s Kollections

Ki'mauri,s Kollections

New on Fash
111+ years in business
Serves Newark, NJ
We provide custom gowns, ready to wear pieces, that are only done in limited amount so even if you choose a ready to wear piece it will be unique. We do alterations on bridal gowns, bridal dresses and gents clothing, So we create the look and do alterations.
Fashion Solutions NYC INC

Fashion Solutions NYC INC

New on Fash
Offers online services
7+ years in business
Serves Newark, NJ
In this diagnostic call we evaluate different aspects of your project such as the status of your idea, projections, availability, and what is stopping you from getting your design idea started and we give you suggestions on how to continue developing your product. We help you create a good fashion product, following the steps we implement for a satisfactory result! How did you do it so fast? How did I not know about this before? These are some of the questions I hear from my clients. I have spent 8 years in the Garment District understanding how the fashion idea creation processes work and how to turn clients' ideas into products with great p
Smartcut89

Smartcut89

New on Fash
5+ years in business
Serves Newark, NJ
The Elegant Seam by Yvonne Cruz is a passionated team of fashion designers and expert tailors dedicated to bringing your dreams to life. We are also specialized on wedding dresses alterations and all kind of party dresses. We have been in this bussiness for more than 15 years.
SUMMIT TAILORS

SUMMIT TAILORS

New on Fash
25+ years in business
Serves Newark, NJ
CUSTOM MADE SUITS , Man & women alterations I have always enjoyed tailoring, since I was taught at the age of 12. Over the years, I have been trained by other tailors in occupation. Personally, I enjoy to see my clients content with the finished product after helping them formulate and design their ideal garment from square one.
Jimmy Sam Custom Tailor;, Inc

Jimmy Sam Custom Tailor;, Inc

5.0(1)
22+ years in business
Serves Newark, NJ
Lisa V. says, ""Jimmy's vast experience with top fashion houses is evident in the quality of his work. Not only is he an expert tailor, but his evening home visits could not be more convenient for the busy New Yorker!"" Read more
Venchy Couture

Venchy Couture

5.0(4)
10+ years in business
Serves Newark, NJ
Jillian says, "Good suggestions, work well executed, flexible schedule, nice and professional" Read more
Tania Alterecions

Tania Alterecions

New on Fash
19+ years in business
Serves Newark, NJ
Serving customers, and providing timely datelines
Alterations, Swimwear

Alterations, Swimwear

New on Fash
28+ years in business
Serves Newark, NJ
I love my work. I have more than 30 yrs of experience. I studied Fashion Design, pattern maker and Swimwear specialty.

Your Alterations, Tailoring, and Clothing Design questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Fash.

How much do alterations cost?

Alterations vary in price depending on the type of fabric and the changes needed. Simple alterations like hemming and adjusting waistlines $20 to $50, depending on the experience and specialty of the seamstress. More complex alterations like taking in the shoulders of a jacket usually start at around $50 and go up from there.

Altering formal gowns is more costly since they have more layers, linings, and fabric to deal with.

How long do alterations take?

Simple alterations usually take a few days to a week to complete while more complex alterations take longer, especially if the shop is busy. Some alteration services offer same-day service for simple alterations like adjusting a hem or replacing shirt buttons.

Who does alterations near me?

Seamstresses and tailors all do alterations on clothing, but seamstresses also tend to alter other non-clothing items such as draperies. A tailor tends to work more on men's suits and coats but also works on women's pieces such as fancy dresses and ball gowns.

Both seamstresses and tailors work in dry cleaners, alteration services, and even higher-end fashion stores. Seamstresses also commonly work in bridal stores altering wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and ball gowns. Tailors often work in men's suit stores where they alter shirts, suits, and trousers.

What are some common alteration services offered?

Clothing alterations are typically minor changes that adjust the way an article of clothing fits. Major changes to the way the garment looks are not considered alterations, but typically refer to tailoring. For example, shortening a dress is considered an alteration, while changing the neckline and style of the dress is considered tailoring.

The most common alteration services include:

  • Shortening sleeves
  • Adjusting hem lengths
  • Adjusting waistlines
  • Tapering

Minor fixes to a damaged garment like replacing zippers and buttons or repairing holes can also be considered alteration services.

How do I prepare for clothing alterations?

Being prepared for your clothing alterations can make your appointment go smoother and your alterations turn out better. Always bring in clean clothes and wash and dry new items to ensure they won't shrink after an alteration, especially for cheaper clothes.

Other tips include:

  • Always bring the shoes you are likely to wear with the pants or a long dress to ensure a proper hem length.
  • Speak up when the garment is pinned, once the garment is sewn it is too late to point out a complaint about the fit.
  • Ask about the price before you leave the shop, don't wait until you return to pick up your altered garment only to find you spent more than you planned on the alteration service.

How do I choose the best clothing alteration services near me?

Alteration services are a great way to use those quality pieces of clothing that just don't fit anymore. Here are some guidelines to help you choose a clothing alteration service:

  • Search online for a local seamstress with years of experience altering clothing garments.
  • Read their reviews on Fash and Google
  • Select a shop that is the most professional, and skilled that works within your budget and timeframe.
  • Ask about the price and terms before leaving your garment in the shop.

What questions should I ask the alteration service?

When choosing a clothing alteration service, be sure to pick a professional service that meets your budget and timeframe. To help you make the right choice, be sure to ask the following questions:

  • How many years of experience do you have with clothing alterations?
  • How much will the alterations cost?
  • What alteration services do you offer?
  • How long will the alterations take?
  • What should I bring to my alteration appointment?
  • Will you press my garment after making the alterations?

Reviews for Newark alteration services

Recent success stories from people in the Newark area.
Momoe S.
Venus was very accommodating with what I wanted from my custom-made dress. The dress was made for me in a timely manner which I appreciated too.
Venchy Couture
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