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Welcome to Sewswift

Sewswift, based in Westhill, offers clothing repairs and alterations ranging from small jobs like sewing on badges and buttons to shortening jeans and altering formal wear such as prom dresses and bridesmaid dresses.

Anne Fell also offers dressmaking classes and sewing workshops throughout the year as well as 1 to 1 tuition.

Anne Fell, Owner of Sewswift

Repairs, Hems & Alterations

We all know how annoying it is when the zip goes on your favourite pair of trousers, the hem drops on your party dress or your best suit no longer fits.  Save the stress of shopping for a replacement and save the environment too by getting your garments repaired or altered.

Whatever your needs, from the smallest repair to an alteration or adjustment, Sewswift are on hand to assist.


Prices vary dependent upon the construction of the garment and the skills required but typically it would cost £10 to hem a pair of jeans or £25 to hem a formal lined dress.

Times are by appointment.

Do those new jeans need shortening?

Would your dress fit better if it was lifted at the shoulders?

Are those suit trousers too tight?

Help is at hand

to arrange a solution

Price List

Price List 2024

All garments are constructed differently; the final price will be determined by the time it takes to complete the work.

Additional charge for fitting if required.

Trousers and Jeans

Jackets and Coats*

Shorten unlined

Shorten add kick tape

Jeans shorten, normal

Jeans shorten, original hem

Let out/take in trousers/jeans

Zip replaced


Tapering including waist






£18 + cost of zip



Sleeves shortened unlined

Sleeves shortened lined

Sleeves shortened with buttons/split

Shorten garment unlined

Shorten garment lined

Shorten garment with split

Buttons and small badges sewn

Pocket repairs









*  (unable to accept down filled jackets and coats)

Skirts and Dresses

Shorten unlined

Shorten lined

Waist altered unlined

Waist altered lined

Side seams skirt unlined

Side seams skirt lined

Side seams including waist

Dress underarm seam taper unlined

Dress underarm seam taper lined

Shoulders lifted unlined

Shoulders lifted lined












Long Dresses and Formal Wear

Shoulders lifted unlined

Shoulders lifted lined

Shorten dress lined

Shorten dress with 2 linings

Replace zip in dress

Side/bust seams unboned

Side/bust seams boned bodice





£25 + cost of zip




Curtains shorten

Fitting and consultation

£30 - £50

£6.25 per 15 mins

Classes & Workshops

Brighten up those dark winter evenings by taking part in our sewing and dressmaking classes. Learn how to extend your skills and share lots of sewing projects whether you're a beginner or a more advanced sewist. 

Sewing workshops are available for small groups run during the school holidays.  We also offer 1 to 1 tuition for those who might be 'stuck' with a project or just want to learn the basics of using a sewing machine.

Email us for further information or visit our Facebook page.

07495 872144

66 Carnie Avenue, Elrick, Westhill, AB32 6HT

Thank you for your enquiry.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, would like to book an appointment for clothing repairs and alterations or would like information on our sewing classes, workshops and tuition please do not hesitate to get in touch.

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