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We love second chances

Choosing to repair your clothes means less fabric in landfill and employment for our seamstresses. Our Alterations lab employs and is a training ground for our students, overseen by professional mentors. We repair old friends or alter new ones the way you want them.

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Drop by our alterations lab and talk to a seamstress. 


All jobs are categorised based on complexity and assigned to one of our in-house seamstresses. 


Some repairs are worked on by Industry Mentors, while our students in training get to observe and learn the process. 

Ready for pickup!

We will send you a text message to come collect your mended items.

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Service Menu

Our prices have been calculated based on the time that it takes to complete a job, and the Australian Award rate for Textile Workers. 

Below is a guide. The final price will be determined by the complexity of the job.  

Pants & Jeans starting from

Take Up Hem $30

Replace Fly Zip - $45 - $50

Waistband Adjustments $50

Replace Elastic Waistband $30

Tailor Inner and Outer Seams $40

Jackets & Coats

Take Up Cuffs without button $90

Take Up Cuffs with button $150

Full Lining Replacement $250

Zip Replacement $65-75

Dresses & Skirts

Take Up Hem starts at $30-$50

Shorten Straps $30

Replace Zip $40

Waistband Adjustments $40

Replace Elastic Waistband $25

Tailor Inner and Outer Seams $40


Darn Holes (Knits) $15

Patch Holes (wovens) $20

Reinforce/Replace Buttons $3 per button

Repair Blind Hem $20

Crotch Hole $30+

Shirts & Tops

Shorten Sleeve with Cuffs $85

Shorten Sleeve without Cuffs $30

Take Up Hem $40

Adjust Sleeve Head $30

Business Shirt Collar Flip $30

Tailor Inner and Outer Seams $40

Custom items

Speak to our friendly staff for a quote.

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Don't see what you're looking for?

Give us a call or pop in to have a chat about your alteration

Our seamstresses are skilled in everything from everyday repairs to custom alterations (03) 9354 2193 

Visit our Studio

Consultations and repairs happen on-site at our Coburg studio 4 days a week


1/377 Sydney Rd, Coburg 3058  

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Opening Hours

Wednesday to Friday:  
Sunday to Tuesday: 

9am – 5pm 
9am – 3pm 

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