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Clothing alterations and Seamstress

Dress for success with our clothing alterations 

Made to measure curtains and curtain alterations 

We’re not just magicians in the wardrobe but outside of it too! In fact, we are curtain queens!  


Hemming Birds have hundreds of curtain fabrics available for you to browse through for your dream made to measure curtains and can order samples directly from our supplier.  

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Alongside our made to measure curtain service we also carry out curtain alterations.   


Pop in with your item(s) or send them via our Online Alteration service and we'll be happy to help!

Bespoke home décor and upholstery

Our seamstress and alteration services know no limits. We are able to create and alter bespoke home décor and upholstery, from scatter cushions to loose throws and everything in between with the option of hundreds of different fabrics.  

Our affordable home décor and upholstery commissions have varied from people’s homely kitchens to grand hotel bedrooms! Drop us a message or pop in store to see what we can help you with. 

Bespoke home décor and upholstery
Sewing Machine Online alterations and repairs

Online alterations and repairs 

Want to have your clothes altered remotely, without even having to leave your home? Then our online alteration service is for you.  

It’s simple to get anything from your curtains or trouser leg length altered or your zip repaired using our online seamstress service. Simply send us your garment(s) with your requirements detailed then sit back and relax whilst we do our alteration thing before posting them straight back to your door. 

Custom alterations and tailoring 

Wear your outfits with confidence knowing they are specially tailored or altered to fit your body.  

Hemming Birds can help fix baggy trousers, broken zips and trailing hems as well as doing custom made clothing pieces for that extra special fit.  

Our custom alterations service is just what you need to show the world the essence of your personal style.  

Custom alterations and tailoring 

Wedding alterations

Whether you’re the bride needing a wedding dress alteration or a groom in need of suit tailoring, Hemming Birds can look after your every need for your special day. Our team of experienced seamstresses have been creating breath taking gowns, altering wedding dresses and tailoring suits for decades. We'll make sure you feel confident and look great both during your wedding dress or suit fitting and your big day. View our list of preferred wedding suppliers below for help planning your day.

Wedding Dress

Wedding dress after care

At Hemming Birds, we pay special attention to all of the gowns we work on, offering a dry cleaning & boxing service alongside our wedding dress alterations.  

We will have your bridal gown dry cleaned, folded into a preservation box and wrapped in layers of acid-free paper to prevent the discolouration of fabric.  

Alternatively, we could turn your gown into a Christening dress, or adorable keepsake blanket or cushion. 

Industrial sewing and relabelling

To add a professional, retail touch to any stock garments you can use our industrial sewing service.  

Within this we provide a garment relabelling service as well as direct to garment label printing, tax tabs, rubber badges, swing tags, bagging or packaging as required. 

This is the perfect solution for a range of work wear including office wear, nurse’s tunics, beauty tunics, sports club wear, school wear and many more.   

Industrial sewing and relabelling
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Personalised keepsakes

In the Hemming Birds online shop, you can choose from a range of personalised keepsakes from simple name prints on teddy bears and Christmas sacks and stockings to bespoke made soft toys or blankets using cherished clothing. 

These items are beautiful gifts or lovely memory items. Each one is completely unique and lovingly made by our professional seamstresses.  

Opening Hours

Pop In and See Us

Mon: 9.00am - 5:00pm
Tue: 9.00am - 5:00pm
Wed: 9.00am - 5:00pm
Thu: 9.00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 9.00am - 5:00pm

Sat: By appointment

Get in Touch

12 Match Mill Business Park, Newnham Rd

Plymouth, PL7 4AW, UK

01752 345030

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