Brooklyn is full of people who know how to wield a threaded needle. As a follow-up to our Fix-It List, we asked readers to recommend their favorite local tailors and seamstresses. If you have any you like, add them below, and if you want to weigh in on future BB round-ups, get in touch here>>.
Object Custom Tailors
68 Bond St., Boerum Hill
“Aaron at Object Tailors. Been there forever, not the quickest turnaround in the world, but does a great job and has that old-fashioned service touch.”
810 Washington Ave., Prospect Heights
Specializes in ladies’ clothing — standard alterations.
287 Court St., Carroll Gardens
“No frills but reliable. I have been going to Seoul Custom Tailor for 5 years for hemming and occasional repairs.”
“They’re good for hemming jeans!”
104 Clinton St., Brooklyn Heights
“Azurro is excellent. Edward is the main guy there, but his daughters are also there on weekends.”
Bonus: High-quality tailoring as well as reliable shoe repair.
380 Graham Ave., Williamsburg
“My friend just went to them for dry cleaning and tailoring for the first time, on someone’s fervent recommendation, and says ‘So far, great!'”
Serve-U French Cleaners
7505 Third Ave., Bay Ridge
“They really do a great job of pressing and cleaning and laundering and making alterations and sewing buttons back on.”
Custom Work and Seamstresses
93 Fifth Ave., Park Slope (classes at 303 3rd Ave.)
Go to Seren and Patty for custom pieces (they’re known for their design-your-own skirts). If you’re feeling DIY, head to their 3rd Ave. space for one of their sewing 101 classes.
366 Atlantic Ave., Boerum Hill
“Kimera isn’t a tailor, but they do have those fine skills. A friend asked me to repair and update an old communion dress for her daughter and I knew I didn’t have the proper skills for such a delicate task, so I sent her to Kimera and she was more than pleased. Yvonne is the owner and she is very nice.”
Maiden Hong Kong (update: Sadly, in December 2008, Maiden Hong Kong closed)
502 Lorimer St., Williamsburg
“We go to Maiden Hong Kong to hem our pants.”
“It’s a vintage store but they also repair clothes.”
Bonus: In addition to standard hemming and alterations (they are experienced with vintage pieces and delicate fabrics), the owner will do custom projects (such as a copy of a rad dress you just saw in the fall collections).
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