Clothing Alterations & Repairs

At the Darras Sewing Company, we pride ourselves on having more than 40 years of experience in the arts of high-quality dressmaking, clothing alterations & repairs, and bespoke tailoring services of all sorts.

The reputation we have built for our high-quality work, professionalism, and attentive customer care at every step of the process, has been forged through recommendations and word-of-mouth alone. We rely on our impeccable standards to set the tone for everything we do within our business, and to ensure that we are always giving our customers the optimal level of service and care.

Maybe you’re looking for a full ladies and gents bespoke tailoring service, in order to ensure that you have a stunning outfit to wear for a special occasion that’s just round the corner. Or maybe you’ve simply got a favourite pair of trousers with a broken zip that you’d like to have repaired, or a pair of jeans that would be perfect – if it weren’t for the fact that they were a bit too long.

Perhaps you don’t actually need any alterations done to your clothes at all, but want to adjust or repair household furnishings, such as curtains.

Whatever the case, we are at hand to help with all your needs. And with a changing and fitting room on site at our Newcastle showroom, and a team of highly qualified seamstresses to lend their assistance, you can be sure that your experience will be second to none.

Here is a closer look at the range of services we offer.

Men’s Tailoring & Alterations

We offer a wide range of tailoring services for men’s garments, with an emphasis on ensuring that suits and other items of formalwear have the best possible fit, so that you can be sure to look dapper on those special occasions.

Among other things, we can shorten and lengthen trousers, alter trouser waist length, take in or let out jacket sides, and alter jacket sleeves.

Of course, we are also able to offer a variety of modification services for non-formal wear. Among other things, we can shorten jeans, shorten T-shirts, and adjust shirt sleeve lengths.

Ladies Clothing alterations & Repairs

Our range of services include a full suite of tailoring and modification options for ladies’ wardrobes, to ensure that both your formal and casual wear will always have the most flattering silhouette.

Among other things, we can shorten skirts, alter skirt waists and take in skirt sides, shorten, lengthen, and taper trousers, alter jacket sleeves, shorten dresses, and more.

Bridal Alterations

Bridalwear is a particular specialisation of ours. As bridal alterations are always highly unique and specific, call us on 01661 820 700 to speak to our bridalwear specialist dressmaker and your needs in precise detail.

Throughout the process of altering your bridal outfit, we will communicate with you closely to ensure that your outfit allows you to look your best on your special day.


There are many different ways that you might want to alter your curtains, ranging from shortening them, to patching up damage, or helping to make them a better fit for the particular dimensions of your windows, after moving homes.

Our rates for curtain alterations start at £30 per pair.

School Uniforms

Whether it’s your child’s first at school, or their first day back at school after a long summer vacation, it’s important to make sure that their uniform is a comfortable and size-and-age-appropriate fit.

We offer a range of different school uniform alteration services, so that you won’t have to continually purchase new uniforms every time your child grows an inch taller.

We can alter trouser length, skirt length, and dress length, in addition to sewing on badges and name tags.

General Clothing Repairs & Alterations

Often, your clothes are likely to experience a degree of wear and tear which might prompt you to throw them out, but which can, in many cases, be quickly, seamlessly, and affordably repaired instead.

Among the repair options we provide are zip replacement for trousers, skirts and dresses, seam and hem repair, button replacement, pocket repair – including a full new pocket – the removal of shoulder pads, and the repair of tears, rips, and holes.

Since many of your most prized and long-lasting outfits are likely to get worn out and damaged over time, getting them repaired so that you can continue to enjoy them well into the future is a great option.

Looking for prices or a quote for your laundry? Want to discuss your laundry requirements with us? Would you like to arrange a pickup? Then contact Darras Sewing at 01661 820 700 today for your clothing alterations & repairs by visiting our website.

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