Tailor Recommendations

This is a dynamic public resource of tailors nationwide.

Woman's hands holding tacks, etc. for alterations

It was born out of us getting innumerable requests from our customers for good tailors when they needed alterations. We wanted to help them while also introducing more price transparency around alterations. We hope you will find it helpful! 

*We are not responsible for the work the tailors do or the prices listed here. We have not tried out every tailor. This is a crowdsourced document and will be updated as we get feedback on a given tailor. Prices are subject to change and we encourage people to share and help us update the list when they do.*

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Current Cities: 

  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • DMV
  • Bellerose, NY 
  • Edison, NJ
  • Marlton, NJ
  • Plainsboro, NJ
  • Raleigh/Durham, NC

 

Boston, MA

Michael’s Fine Tailoring (Framingham, MA)

  • Contact: 508-848-207
  • Work completed:
    • Blouse alterations
      • Making sleeves or blouse shorter - $20-25
        • If moving the center - up to $45
      • Adding material to bottom of sleeves - $30
      • Slimming sleeves - $20 
    • Jacket alterations
      • Shortening jacket - $25
      • Making slimmer - $40
      • Center bands and taking in center seam through the back - $22
    • Bottoms alterations 
      • Cuts and play bottoms - $12 
      • Making skirts slimmer around the waist - $18
      • Tapering legs - $15
  • Turnaround time:
    • Depends on work, but usually 1-2 weeks
    • No expedited fees 

 

Chicago, IL

Bharti Tailor in Hanover Park

  • Contact: 630-853-2269
  • Large scale, Indian tailor shop 
  • Work completed:
    • Dry cleaning for Indian garments - prices usually start at $17
    • Insist that there is no standard price for garments; prices instead vary on work needed and garment itself
      • Prices determined after consultation 
    • Pant hemming - $10
    • Repairs and replacement
      • Zippers - start from $12 and up depending on if it is invisible, standard and how long it is
  • Normal turnaround time:
    • Typically 1 week 
    • Depends on season/time of year
    • No rushing 

Priya Tailor on Devon

  • Contact: 773-799-0343
  • We are currently working on getting more information for this tailor, but wanted to still share the information in the mean time. Stay tuned! 

Ravi Tailor

  • Contact: 408-515-0159
  • Work completed: 
    • Does alterations only
    • For blouse alterations, prices range from $10 to $30/$40 based on sequins and work needed
    • For skirt alterations, cannot disclose prices because they depend on work needed
    • Does all types of repairs and replacements
      • Exposed zippers - $10
      • Hidden zippers - $20
  • Average turnaround time: 
    • About 1 week, but depends on object 

    DMV (Washington, DC and surrounding areas)

    Indus Salon & Boutique (Fairfax)

    • Contact: 703-474-8555 / 571-395-709
    • Work completed:
      • Blouse alterations
        • Blouses usually vary from $15-35 
        • If it has a zipper or is beaded, it will vary
        • If it has lining, can go up to $75 
      • Skirt alterations
        • Making it shorter or longer - typically $10-12, $50 if has lining 
        • Making it smaller around the waist - $16 if waistband does not have to be removed; $45 if waistband has to be removed 
      • Repairs and replacement - minimum $10-15
        • Open seams 
        • Zippers 
        • Pockets 
        • Patch holes and tears in garments
    • Turnaround time:
      • 1-2 weeks for simple orders, 3-4 weeks for complex orders
      • Expedited fee of $10-25

    Ruby's Collection (Tyson's)

    • Contact: 703-288-354
    • Work completed: 
      • All work has minimum charge of $10 but prices depend on work needed, fitting needs and materials
      • Blouse alterations
      • Skirt alterations
        • Making it shorter or longer
        • Making it smaller around the waist - $15-25 usually 
          • Ultimately depends on skirt
          • If umbrella cut or triangular pieces joined together might be more than cotton or simple
          • Can get up to $100 depending on skirt 
      • Repairs and replacements
        • Zippers 
        • Pockets 
        • Patch holes and tears in garments
    • Turnaround time: 
      • At least a week normally 
      • Summer is at least 2 weeks

    Maharani Jewelers (Springfield)

    • Contact Information: 703-992-7666
    • Work completed:
      • Do all kinds of repairs, alterations and stitching on materials -  most at $10
      • Prices depend on work; hesitant to give prices over the phone because it depends on how much work the garment requires, but usually between $30-35
      • New stitching - minimum of $45
    • Normal turnaround time:
      • About a week
      • If there’s an emergency, will rush for a fee

    Sonia Jewelers (Herndon) 

    • Contact: 703-742-0700
    • Work completed:
      • This tailor did not disclose any pricing information except that the price ranges from $10 - $115 depending on the work that has to get done. 
    • Normal turnaround time:
      • At least a week 

    Sonia Jewelers (Springfield)

    • Contact: 703-912-5600
    • Work completed: 
      • Tailor does all kind of work, but prices specifically depend on work done and specific garment needs. 
    • Normal turnaround time: 
      • 2-3 days for simple work 
      • 3-4 days for larger projects

    Bellerose, NY

    Sai Bridal 

    • Contact: 516-304-6604
    • Work completed: 
      • Blouse alterations - $15-20 depending on work 
      • Skirt alterations - $15-50, depending on work 
      • Repair and replacements:
        • Zippers - $20-25
    • Normal turnaround time: 
      • Depends on work, usually 1-2 weeks 
      • Rushing is available with fee 

     

    Edison, NJ

    Vibha Singh

    • Contact: 732-662-0348
      • Available by appointment, home-based
    • Work completed: 
      • Blouse alterations
        • Making it smaller - usually about $6, but prices vary if there is more work needed 
        • Making it larger - usually about $8
      • Skirt alterations
        • Making it shorter or longer - prices vary depending on whether there is fabric underneath 
        • Shorter - usually about $10-12
        • Making it smaller around the waist - usually about $20 if zipper is there and have to remove and put back; about $8-10 if there is no zipper  
      • Repairs and replacements 
        • Zippers 
        • Pockets 
        • Patch holes and tears in garments

      The Fabric Guy 

      •  Contact: 732-318-6705
      • Work completed: 
        • Blouse alterations
          • Making it smaller or large - prices depend on work, but a basic blouse starts at $8
        • Skirt alterations
          • Making it shorter or longer - prices depend on consultation 
          • Making shorter - usually about $10-12
          • Making smaller around the waist
            • Usually about $20 if zipper has to be removed and then put back
            • Usually about $8-10 if there is no zipper

      Marlton, NJ

      Al and Bruna Tailoring

      • Contact: 856-983-0409
      • Work completed:
        • This tailor refused to disclose any pricing information over the phone, they insisted on having to see the garment in person
      • Normal turnaround time: 
        • 1-2 weeks

      Plainsboro, NJ 

      Taru’s Dry Cleaner

      • Contact: 609-799-4800
      • Work completed: 
        • Blouse alterations - prices depend on work needed, sequins, zippers
        • Skirt alterations 
          • Making shorter or longer - $10-14
          • Making smaller around the waist - $18-24
        • Zipper - $8-39, depending on length, whether it's invisible or not 
      • Normal turnaround time:
        • 1 week - tailor comes in once a week, so no rushing 

       

      Raleigh/Durham, NC

      Babita Shaw (Durham)

      • Contact: 984-244-4258, icababitashaw@gmail.com
      • Work completed:
        • Prices typically start at $5-10 depending on work and go up to $25
        • Blouse alterations
          • Making it smaller or larger - $10 
        • Skirt alterations
          • Making smaller around the waist area - $25 
          • Making shorter or longer - $20
        • Normal turnaround time:
          • 2-3 days 

      Sudha Indrakumar (Apex)

      • Contact: 919-351-8120
      • Work completed:
        • Price ranges start at $2, prices vary depending on what work is completed, not based on what material is used
        • Works with all type of Indian fabrics and designs
        • Makes garments from scratch
          • Blouse - $30
        • Blouse alterations
          • Simple - $3-4
        • Skirt alterations 
          • Make shorter - $2
          • Make slimmer around the waist - $2-3 
      • Turnaround time:
        • Usually 3-4 days for alterations, 4-5 days for original work