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Alterations and Open Sew

January 29, 2019 at 11:00 AM~6:00 PM



Only on Tuesdays 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM – Drop off/Pickup

  • Regular Alterations – No appt needed, July will being appt only bookings for alterations.
    • 1-week turnaround – Unless discussed when dropping off.x
    • If you need something rushed let me know, and we can work it out with a small RUSH fee!
  • Formal AlterationsPlease contact me prior to bringing in formalwear as I have a limit that I accept.
    • I am sorry I do not work on wedding dresses or dresses with beading/lacework matching
    • 2-3 week turnaround – will need to be able to come back for fittings if required.

Book an Appointment

Once an alteration leaves the studio, the service has been completed.
If you decide you want something changed after you take it home and it is not discussed at the time of the alteration pickup, you will have to pay for the services again.
There are no refunds on alterations, when picking up we go over all alterations, garments must be tried on before leaving the studio.
If you choose not to try the garments on before leaving the studio, you do at your own risk; if a change is needed, it will be billed for again once it has left the shop.
Please understand that alterations take time and supplies, I want you to be happy with my services.

Any issues or concerns will be discussed at that time and we will figure out the best plan of action.

Open Sew –

Come to the studio to rent my sewing machine for $5/hr, or if you have questions or need assistance, it’s $10/hr (it is not a private lesson).
I will not be instructing you through a project. This time is to ask questions while sewing if you are stuck.
You will need to bring your supplies (examples, needles, and thread for the machines), but you will have access to my ironing board/cutting stations.
Saves you money and time.

If you need to use the serger or coverstitch machines, you will need to know how to use them before coming or book a private lesson on it first.
Those are $10/hr to rent each.
You will need to bring your supplies (examples, needles, and thread for the machines), but you will have access to my ironing board/cutting stations.

Common Alterations & Pricing


  • Topstitched, Blind and Cuffed hem $12.50 (10+ pairs at one time $10 ea)
    • Lined $20.00 (10+ pairs at one time $17.50 each)
  • Circle Skirt $17.00
    • Lined $30
  • Formal Wear
    • Women – $50 first layer/$20 each added layer
    • Men Tux pants – $25.00

Taper Pants/Shirts

  • Unlined – $25
    • Formal Wear – $45
  • Lined – $35
    • Formal Wear – $55
  • Men’s Button Down – $25 (no flat felled seam)
    • Flat felled seams $35 each

Take IN/Let OUT

  • Unlined $25
    • Formal Wear – $45
  • Lined $35
    • Formal Wear – $65
  • Boning in garment – $35+ additional charge
    – to move it for a take in/out

Shoulder/Strap Adjustment

  • $20 – thin straps
  • $30 Unlined
    • $37 Lined
    • Adjusted for different styles – will discuss
  • Formal Wear Straps Thin – $30
  • Formal Wear Regular/Wide Straps $ 35
  • Adding Straps to strapless  $25 (must provide material)
  • Modesty panel – $25 (must provide material and sew in snaps)

Buttons Securing/Replacement

  • $4 each up to 4
    • $2.00 for each button after the first 4

Mending and or Patches

  • Small Patch $5 (under 2″)
  • Medium Patch $7 (2-5″)
  • Large Patch $10 (5-9″)
  • Odd sized Patch $15 + (adjusted for the size of the patch also)
  • XXL or bigger  – Adjusted for size (9″ and above) starting at $17.50**SPECIAL Pricing for Girl/Cub/Boy Scout patches – $5 per patch regardless of size or shape

All patches have a $1.00 patch removal fee (if I have to take one off to put a new one on) on top of the cost of sewing on the patch.

 Do you have something that isn’t listed here? Contact me for a quote!

*Prices listed are guidelines and subject to change depending on the complexity of the alteration will be at my discretion.

Updated 12-30-18


Needle, Ink and Thread
2290 Patterson Rd
Kettering, OH 45420 United States
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