Alterations, Repairs, Tailoring

We are not currently taking new alterations work or custom sewing jobs  because we are  preparing to move our atelier! We will reopen in 2023

Renegade Seamstress Alterations Anywhere you are

 We provide fine tailoring services and quality treatment of your special garments. Our Renegade Seamstress can fix and or alter any fabric or clothing issue that you can dream up! Repairs made on site when possible.

We work by appointment. Please use our scheduler. Have a Question? Text (828) 423-1296

Renegade Seamstress on the move!

       Alterations & Clothing Renovations Price list 
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Basic Alterations:

  • Rip in seam, pants, jeans, shirts, Starting at $6.00
  • Shorten sleeves at the cuff on a dress shirt: $20
  • Hem a skirt or a dress (width and hem dependent): $14-$26
  • Hem a pair of jeans $16 / pants: $14 / casual $12-10 (lined pants $18, cuffed $20, cuffed & lined $24)
  • Take in a sheath (lined)dress: $45.
  • Zipper replacement $16-25 basic garments plus zipper cost (more estimates below for jackets)

More Alterations:

  • Replace seat of pants patch $24.00
  • Mending $14 per square inch
  • Large¬† Patches $8.00 per patch
  • Medium Patches $6.00 per patch
  • Small Patches $4.00 per patch
  • Button $2.00 per sewn on button ¬† Denim Button replacement $8.00 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†Replace Button /Snap $4.00/ $6.00 ¬†¬†
  • Make Button Hole $1.50 per button hole

Bridesmaid & Formal Gowns:

  • Straps shortened Starting at $24.00
  • Bodice Sides taken in Starting at $45.00
  • Fade bust to hip starting at $65.00
  • Full Sides of Dress Bodice to Hem Starting at $95.00
  • Single Hems Starting at $65.00
  • Double Hems Starting at $75.00
  • Triple Hems Starting at $85.00
  • Cost dependent on textile & Hem depending on Fullness of skirt.¬†


  • Shorten sleeves on a jacket: $28 (without buttons) to $36 (with buttons).
  • Take in the body of a jacket: $40 (two seams) to $52 (three seams). ¬† ¬†
  • Replace Lining in jackets, pants both Starting at $95.00 ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†
  • Taper Jackets Lined Starting at $26.00 per seam
  • Taper Jackets Unlined Starting at $20.00 per seam
  • Zipper replacement $30-$50¬†


  • Taper Legs on Pants one sides Starting at $18.00 two sides $26.00
  • Take Up Crotch on Pants Starting at $10.00
  • Make Pockets for Pants Starting at $8.00
  • Take out Pockets Starting at $7.00
  • Take in Waist, Pants/Skirts Double seam Starting at $16.00
  • Repair Belt Loops on Pants Each $5.00 per belt loop
  • Take in Waist, Pants, Skirts Single seam Starting at $12.00
  • Replace Elastic Pants Starting at $15.00


  • Take off Collar on Shirts or Blouses Starting at $10.00
  • Take in Sides on Single Seam Starting at $8.00
  • Shorten or Lengthen Sleeves on Top Starting at $10.00
  • Adjust Shoulder seams Starting at $15.00
  • Make Pockets for Shirts Starting at $8.00
  • Take in sides on Single Seam Starting at $12.00
  • Take in sides on Double Seam Starting at $18.00


  • Take in sides on Double Seam Starting at $10.00
  • Hem/Wide Width Skirts Starting at $20.00
  • Hem/Replace ruffle or braid on the bottom of the skirt Starting at $30.00
  • Take in Sides on Single Seam Starting at $8.00
  • Shorten Regular Width Starting at $10.00
  • Replace Elastic Waistband within casing $20.00


  • Shorten sleeves on a dress shirt: $19.
  • Shorten sleeves on a jacket: $24 (without buttons) to $32 (with buttons).
  • Take in the body of a jacket: $40 (two seams) to $52 (three seams).


  • Replace Regular,18 inch, Invisible Zipper, Dresses Starting at $16.00 + zipper
  • Replace 20+ Inch Regular Zipper on Jackets Starting at $25.00 + zipper
  • Replace Regular 9 inch Zipper on Pants¬† Fly Starting at $15.00
  • Custom Jackets zipper jobs $50-$100

Suede and leather per item:

  • Repairs quote per item.¬†
  • Clothing or Handbag With a Worn-Out Lining. Whether it's in a skirt or a fur coat, the lining can be repaired with the help of the renegade seamstress. Small tears in a¬† interior¬† liner can usually be fixed¬† for $25-$45 but if the entire lining needs an overhaul, replacing it can run $75-$150.

A sampling of how we can alter your pants:

  • ¬†Length: Pant legs can usually be let down 1 1/2 inches. Ideally, hem pants up two inches, maximum (the proportions will be off if more than that is taken up).
  • ¬†Rise: A tailor can take in or let out the rise as long as there is 3/4 inch of fabric to work with.
  • ¬†Pockets: Pockets that gape can be sewn shut or removed. Pockets can be added to some seams.
  • Waist: A tailor can take in the waist up to 1 1/2 inches at the back or along the side seams. If pants are snug, usually 1/2 inch of fabric can be let out.
  • Tapering: Slightly narrowing the legs is possible, but you can‚Äôt turn bell-bottoms into skinny pants without causing fit issues.
  • Add extra belt loops.


You are skilled at your craft beyond words thank you thank you thank you! I’m so happy with the alterations! - Virginia