Alterations & Repairs


Alterations & Repairs

  • Get a more flattering  fit for new clothes, suiting, dress shirts, and more.
  • Extend the life of your wardrobe with expert mending.
  • Customize garments with patches and insignia.
  • Our highly-skilled tailors do all work in-house.

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Alterations and repairs

Alterations & Repairs

Look Your Best and Save Your Budget

The secret to looking good is to wear clothes that fit your frame perfectly. When you buy ready-to-wear items, they're made for the masses. Customizing the fit with well-placed alterations can make a world of difference. Alterations can make you look taller, thinner, and more put together—instantly! You can also save money and extend the life of your wardrobe by repairing ripped or damaged clothes so you can wear them longer. 

Pratt Abbott employs some of the best tailors in the state.

Our alterations team is trusted by department stores and personal shoppers to help their customers look great. When you need your garments altered and repaired, look no further than Pratt Abbott.

Our services include:

  • Full range of alterations
  • Hems
  • Cuffs
  • Zipper replacement
  • Buttons
  • Darning
  • Beading and trims
  • Patches and insignia
  • Rips and tears


Our tailors work on-site at our Forest Ave (Portland), South Portland, and Biddeford locations. If you require a fitting for your alterations, please contact one of those locations to ensure a tailor will be available when you visit.

If you don't need to be fitted, you can drop off alterations and repairs at any of our 12 locations or via our free delivery service.

We request a standard one-week turnaround. But contact us to request a rush job—we aim to please! 

Pricing Estimates

Because your clothing is unique, we can only estimate the cost of alteration services until your item is inspected by a tailor. 


Hem: $11.50–$18.50
Zipper: $13.25–$18.50
Waist: $13.00–$20.00
Taper: $15.00
Sew crotch: $6.00–$15.00
Patch crotch: $6.00–$15.00
Sew seat: $6.00

Sport Coat/Blazer

Hem sleeves: $16.00–$26.00
Hem: $26.00–$32.00
Back seam: $15.00
Replace pocket: $16.25
Side seam: $17.00
Zipper: $18.00
Add elbow patches: $24.00


Hem sleeves: $15.00 and up
Hem: $13.00
Turn collar: $12.00
Darts: $7.50/set
Taper: $14.00
Zipper: $14.50–$18.00


Bindings: $16.00 $35.00
Hem (per yard): $18.00 $44.00


Replace/sew buttons: $1.30
Hook & eye: $2.50
Sew belt loop: $6.00- $10.00
Zipper head: $8.50
Minor repair: $6.00 and up

For wedding garment care, please contact Angela Emery.

Yes! You can have alterations done via free delivery.

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