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Zipper Alteration
updated: Feb 08, 2013, 10:04 AM

I'm looking for someone who can put in a new zipper on my hoodie.


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American CleanersLee's Tailoring

What People Are Saying:

 COMMENT 372207 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 10:10 AM

Any dry cleaner who does alterations can.

 

 COMMENT 372209P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 10:12 AM

Alfred's Tailor shop 5276 Hollister Ave #401, Santa Barbara
(805) 964-6119

 

 D8VANILLA agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 10:13 AM

Tony the Tailor
30 West Mission, Ste 3
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

805.569.3967 He's good and reasonable

 

 COMMENT 372216P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 10:19 AM

it's gonna be about $20. to do it in this town - no kidding

 

 COMMENT 372223P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 10:28 AM

$20 seems perfectly reasonable to me. That's skilled labor we're talking about, plus equipment, and a new zipper.

 

 COMMENT 372234 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 10:47 AM

Alfred's is excellent

 

 COMMENT 372235 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 10:48 AM

that must be a nice hoodie, mark zukerberg.

 

 COMMENT 372238 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 10:54 AM

I need this too thanks for the info. Shoot a new hoodie can be 80 bucks, 20 is reasonable.

 

 COMMENT 372242 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 11:02 AM

Try Lee's tailoring. It is in the El mercado off upper State st.
I just took some jeans in for hemming he charges 17 for that, which is cheaper than anyone else I could find. Very nice gentleman, he has been there for 25 years.He has a website also.

Lee's Tailoring
4141 State Street
Suite E4
Santa Barbara, CA
93110

805 967 5728

 

 COMMENT 372243 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 11:03 AM

Alfred's does a great job, and has done so for many, many years.

 

 COMMENT 372247 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 11:05 AM

Man, I think paid $6 last time I had a zipper put on something. And that was a bag with very tough material that must have been a pain to work with.

 

 COMMENT 372250 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 11:09 AM

Whaaaaat?! $80 for a hoodie? That's a fancy hoodie...

 

 SEEDLADY agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 11:09 AM

stretchy material can be tricky. I's ask to see an example of their work on knits, or you could get a 'roller coaster' zipper, quite unnactractive. (If the hoodie has sentimental value, cost is not in the equation.)

 

 OUCHOGAUCHO agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 11:11 AM

Where is a great place to get a new hoodie? Ross and K-mart never suffice!

 

 COMMENT 372256 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 11:16 AM

Got a brand new 100 percent cotton hoodie from a 2010 football championship for 3 bucks at a thrift store.

 

 COMMENT 372269 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 11:27 AM

2216... it would take about an hour to remove the old zipper and sew in the new. That's skilled labor to do it in that amount of time... an amateur might take 4 hours and do a carpy job. $20 well worth spending if the OP is trying to save a favourite garment.

 

 COMMENT 372276 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 11:40 AM

269: I'm a very novice sewer, and it MIGHT take me that long to replace a zipper. Someone who knows what they are doing, it'd probably be 20 minutes. Four hours? That's insane. I've sewed shirts & dresses (including cutting the material) in under 4 hours (admittedly simple ones, but still - FOUR HOURS for a zipper?).

 

 COMMENT 372279P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 11:44 AM

Another vote for Alfred's. Really nice guy. Does great work and is very reasonable.

 

 COMMENT 372315 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 12:58 PM

2276... 2269 here, if you can make shirts and dresses you are not a novice. I'm a novice and I could not replace an 8inch zipper in under 2 hours, much less a 26inch one.

But parsing aside or arguing for argument's sake .... $20 to replace a 26 inch zipper is not expensive. But if you want to argue that it is 'coz you can do it in 20 minutes for less then you should offer the OP your services. No argument from me there! :-)

 

 COMMENT 372362 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 03:01 PM

MZ sewing on the corner of De La Vina and Alamar...nice little sewing studio for anything you need, from zippers, to mens suits to wedding gowns... sewing classes too :0}

 

 HOOSIER NOT agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-08 07:30 PM

Ablitts just put a new zipper on my bathrobe and it only cost $12. Took week though.

 

 COMMENT 372487P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-09 02:04 AM

I like how 216P wrote "it's gonna be about $20," and everyone just ran with it. I wouldn't do it for less than $30. That includes the price of the zipper.

And I would pay to watch 276 try and do it in an hour. That would make for good entertainment. Let the games begin in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1.

 

 MESAJIM agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-09 09:19 AM

American cleaners on the Mesa. Very reasonably priced, & there seamstress does terrific work.

 

 MESAJIM agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-09 09:22 AM

*their. Darned autocorrect! (I HAD to cover this, especially after having pulled a Grammar Nazi move on Roger last year). ;)

 

 COMMENT 372628P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-09 02:36 PM

I'd call myself a novice+, I sew most of my own repairs and small alterations, but I'd pay a pro to replace a long split zipper on a piece of clothing. Those have to be set in perfectly straight and with the two sides perfectly lined up, so the garment falls right when it's zipped. Plus removing a zipper can be a lot of tiny detail stitch pulling. A pro does things like this all the time, and it shows.

 

 

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