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Inexpensive Hemming
updated: Apr 16, 2012, 12:19 PM

I am desperately in need of very inexpensive hemming for my trousers, slacks, jeans, pants, peddle-pushers, skorts and high-waters.

Any ideas experience out there?

If possible, please provide contact information for those who are referred.


Places People Are Talking About:

Alfred's TailoringAmerican CleanersMargaret Spencer
Melanie's Creative SewingNorvell-Bass Cleaners

What People Are Saying:

 COMMENT 271898P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-16 12:37 PM

Alfred's Tailoring. 964-6119

 

 COMMENT 271904 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-16 12:49 PM

Lee's Taylor! The best!

 

 COMMENT 271907 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-16 12:59 PM

Iron on tape

 

 COMMENT 271908 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-16 01:01 PM

What is with people always looking for the cheapest services seemingly without regard for quality. You get what you pay for in this town. Good, reliable, quality hand workmanship costs money.

It's offensive to those offering these skills and talents to have someone trying to low ball them on pricing and fishing for "very" inexpensive hemming.

If you want the job done right, pay to have it done right.

 

 COMMENT 271909 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-16 01:04 PM

I like the man who works at Norvell-Bass Cleaners in Loreto Plaza.
I have not compared his prices, but they seem reasonable. His work is of very good quality.

 

 COMMENT 271912 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-16 01:11 PM

@271908 - It sounds like you need a vacation.

It is possible to get inexpensive quality tailoring!

 

 COMMENT 271915 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-16 01:21 PM

Thread and needle, $3.

 

 COMMENT 271923 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-16 01:29 PM

Thread and needle. Really cheap!

 

 AQUAHOLIC agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-16 01:45 PM

Second vote for Lee's Tailoring....nicest guy in the world and reasonable.

 

 COMMENT 271935 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-16 02:05 PM

Hemming is so easy. My mom taught me how to hem when I was 6. At least give it a try! That's the least expensive route.

 

 COMMENT 271939 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-16 02:16 PM

those who cannot do, must pay. there really is no "cheap", "quality" anything unless you learn to do it yourself.

 

 COMMENT 271945 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-16 02:40 PM

Check the 101 on-ramp at Carrillo around midday. There's usually a guy there holding up a sign saying... "Will hem for food. God Bless"

 

 COMMENT 271961 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-16 03:21 PM

Have you tried a stapler?

 

 COMMENT 271984P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-16 04:43 PM

The cleaners at Turnpike Shopping Center just hemmed a pair of knit pants for me. $20 bucks. Good job.

 

 COMMENT 271988 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-16 04:53 PM

Maybe some people know how to hem and have the garment turn out great, but others who have never done it need a professional. Short people need everything hemmed and it can get VERY expensive if you don't have someone who will do it for a reasonable price.

It's not always that easy, sometimes you have to cut the garment and getting the length just perfect takes time and talent.

I like to use the taylors in cleaning establishments because they are reasonable and do a good job or if you can, have it done by the taylor at the store you purchased the item at if they have one.

 

 COMMENT 271990P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-16 04:59 PM

Duct tape....seriously, it works in a pinch and it's cheap.

 

 COMMENT 271992P agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-16 05:03 PM

I second the points made by @271988, and I'd like to add that I used to be able to shorten my own pants, etc., but I no longer see well enough to do so. I'm fortunate to have the money to be able to take my clothes to a tailor, but not everyone is in that position. Before people start throwing darts at the OP, they need to consider that there may be reasons the question is being asked.

 

 COMMENT 272007 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-16 05:53 PM

Then the OP should have said something like, "I'm on a budget and need to get a lot of pants hemmed on a budget.

Does the OP go into a place like Arigato Sushi and say, "I want to eat top quality, fresh sushi but I want it to be inexpensive"? Of course not.

Quality service, cheap and fast. Pick any two. You don't get cheap AND fast AND quality for penny pricing.

 

 D8VANILLA agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-16 07:30 PM

Tony the Tailor. On west Mission street.

 

 D8VANILLA agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-16 07:34 PM

Tony the Tailor. 805.569.3967. 30 w. Mission #3

 

 COMMENT 272066 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-17 06:55 AM

christina at the perfect fit 3022 delavina across from trader joes 8058665712 very good

 

 COMMENT 272067 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-17 07:01 AM

oh humm

 

 PROGRESS agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-17 07:03 AM

To 007: OP's don't need to explain to ANYONE the reason for their questions: it's none of OUR business! OP, the tailor at 1-hr martinizing at Turnpike is excellent.

 

 COMMENT 272084 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-17 07:37 AM

To all those who say do it yourself; a lot of people have arthritis in their hands and are unable to operate a small needle. I agree with 908; you get what you pay for.

 

 COMMENT 272098 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-17 07:58 AM

The cleaner on the Mesa, I think it is Zip Cleaners?,
does a nice job, very reasonable ($10 for hemming).

 

 COMMENT 272103 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-17 08:05 AM

I've had jeans hemmed at the Tux shop at 5730 Hollister in Old Town Goleta for $10. No complaints.

 

 COMMENT 272106 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-17 08:14 AM

American Cleaners on the Mesa did mine for $7, and they've held up very well.

 

 COMMENT 272111 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-17 08:23 AM

Paradise Nails, the ower who does do nails was a professional tailor in Viet Nam. She does an amazing job very affordably. Paradise Nails is at Hitchcock and State. Tell them Mimi sent you!

 

 COMMENT 272115 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-17 08:31 AM

Melanie's Creative Sewing works out of her home and does good work. I bet her prices are good with low overhead.
805-705-9561
Good luck.

 

 COMMENT 272221 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-17 12:05 PM

I second the tailor at Norvell-Bass cleaners in Loreto Plaza. I have been taking my pants to him forever and he always does a fantastic job.

 

 REDTOP agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-17 03:41 PM

Margaret Spencer works and lives downtown, does excellent work at very fair prices. Have used her for years. 966-2656

 

 COMMENT 272321 agree helpful negative off topic

2012-04-17 04:19 PM

Hey thanks all. This is late in the day for most, but I just found out some places that are "less expensive" than the tailor I've been going to. I can't sew. I am female. !! Thanks for the info, I have 2 pair of jeans to hem (cutting and sewing) and sleeves that need taking up!! I had a casual jacket that needed adjusting, $20 and did a good job.

 

 

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