Garment Alteration and Repair

Garment repair

Threads garment alteration and repair service uses local experienced Seamstresses and caters for all types of alterations, from adjusting existing garments, replacing zips to repairing that hole in your favourite pair of jeans.


If you have clothes in your wardrobe that you never wear simply because they are not a comfortable fit or they need re hemming, bring them to us and we can discuss what changes may be possible to give the garment a new lease of life.


If you have a broken Zip on a pair of trousers, a torn shirt, blouse or jacket or Jeans with a hole in them or any other similar damage to a garment, bring them to the shop and our Seamstresses will usually find a way of repairing it.

Guide prices for a range of alterations or repair work :

Hem – Machine £8.75, By Hand £10.00
New Zip £11.25
Take In / Let out £10.00 – £12.50

New Zip £10.00
Shorten – Machine / Top Stitched £10.00
Patches per patch £4.00-£5.00

Skirts / Dresses
Hem (unlined) – Machine £9.50, By Hand £10.75
Hem (lined) – Machine £12.50, By Hand £15.00
New Zip £10.00
Take In / Let Out £10.00 – £12.50

Jacket Sleeves (turn up / let down) -unlined £7.50, lined £10.00
New Zip £12.50 (will depend on amount of unpicking etc)

Ad Hoc Mending / Alterations – charged according to time taken

Cushions – 18″ x 18″ Zip opening, no piping £6.25, piped £10.00

Curtains – Priced per pair for turning up

From top (with new heading tape) – Up to 56″/140cm wide per curtain £22.00, each additional 1 metre thereafter £5.00 From bottom (handstitched main fabric, machine stitched lining) – Up to 56″/140cm wide per curtain, Lined £27.00 – each additional 1 metre thereafter £6.50. Unlined £22.00 – each additional 1 metre thereafter £5.00.

nb. Cost of fastenings, piping, specialist threads, heading tape etc extra

‘Non routine’ work is priced according to how long it takes to carry out the work, so do bring along your item and we will pass it to one of our Seamstresses who, if necessary, will contact you with an honest assessment and quote you a price to carry out the work.