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Alterations / Tailors / Seemstress in Zurich area

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Does anyone know of a company that carries out alteration/tailor services in Zurich?

I need to get a pair of trousers taken up and I can't find anyplace!!

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Old 05.12.2006, 19:06
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Re: Alterations/Tailors

These people do alterations along with dressmaking etc, no idea of cost. In Schaffhausen I paid 20 CHF to have some trousers taken up.
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Re: Alterations/Tailors

Thanks for that, I will try them tomorrow.
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Re: Alterations/Tailors

Plenty of Dry Cleaners will provide this service, and not necessarily at great cost. If you live near Seefeld, there's a Spanish woman named Carmen who has a table and machine - and that's about it - in her little workshop just by Fröhlichstrasse tramstop (trams 2 and 4, bus 32). Very affordable and quick_quick_quick. Try also Angela's Dry Cleaners on Münchhaldenstrasse and speak to Martina (English speaking) who's an absolute dear and understands customer service.
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Re: Alterations/Tailors

Do you know the address of that spanish lady ?

I am also searching for an alterations tailor, that does a good work and is not expensive.
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Surely you must have held her in your arms at some point ?

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Re: Alterations /Tailors

I go to the Naehatelier at Migros City on Loewenstr. I have my trousers hemmed there, takes an hour or less and costs 20 or 25 CHF.
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Re: Alterations /Tailors

Hi
This is an old post but I thought I'll give these people a plug for clothing alterations, they did a great job on my top (shortened and shoulder straps added). The girl working at counter was very professional and two guys at the back doing the alterations. they're called "Stecknadel" located at Banhnhof Stadelhofen (Zurich) just opposite Outback Restaurant. I know how hard it is to find good tailors - and they have a website with price listing.
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jeans alterations in Zürich?

Hi everyone,

I bought some fancy jeans, and of course they're long enough for a 6 foot tall woman. Since I'm only 5'6", I need them hemmed. Does anyone know a reliable tailor who can move the original seam? It is called a tricky hem or a european hem in the US, but probably not here, though! I'm afraid they'll be ruined by a simple hem.
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Re: jeans alterations in Zürich?

Hi,

I have no idea about jeans alterations but saw an ad at the Militär-Langstrasse bus stop tailor, I think it was 15.- or 25.- CHF. No idea if they know what they're doing though.
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Re: jeans alterations in Zürich?

Hi,

I had my jeans altered at Esprit Store (Esprit jean).They did a good jod.No idea they will alter jeans from other brand.Maybe u can have try.
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Re: jeans alterations in Zürich?

Hi everyone,

Just to update, I chose a seamstress close to Bahnhof Oerlikon and showed her the tricky hem (cutting and moving the original hem when shortening jeans) I had done in S.F. previously. She was able to do two hems as well as fix an unintentional rip in another pair of jeans for 60 CHF. It took about one and a half weeks and the quality is very good. I can highly recommend her.

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One small thing-she said she's not comfortable speaking English on the telephone, though we managed to communicate fine in person.
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Re: jeans alterations in Zürich?

There is one in Stadelhofen right next to the chinese restaurant. I do not remember the name but he has done several alterations for me and my kids. Charges 25 Franks and takes a couple of days.
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Re: jeans alterations in Zürich?

I have been to the stadelhofen place - very good but quite $$

Any one know of one that is cheap - I am thinking around 10-15CHF to shorten a pair of pants (basic hemming)?

Any up Pfaffikon SZ direction?

such a pain being short!!
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Re: jeans alterations in Zürich?

I've used a tailor in the Regensdorf Zentrum (or shopping mall) just north of Zurich in Regensdorf (S6 - 16min on S-bahn from Zurich HB. 5min walk to the Zentrum mall, on ground floor.)

Can't recall what was charged, but 20-35 chf sounds about right. Typically painful swiss price, but I'd be surprised to find cheaper in Zurich center, as this place was quite basic and functional, nothing fancy looking, as the Regensdorf mall is quite "average swiss" with lower prices than the ex-pat-centric city center. Did the hemming of some athletic pants the same day, picked them up an hour or two later.
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Re: jeans alterations in Zürich?

When I was working in ZH, I used to take alterations to Jelmoli on the Bahnhofstrasse. I think I paid about 20.- CHF for a tricky hem, and it was done in under a week. You can also take alterations to most Vögele shops which will also charge around 20.- CHF.
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Re: jeans alterations in Zürich?

aki - it's Stecknadel. They have a few branches. .

http://www.stecknadel.ch/main/
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Seamstress/clothing alterations needed (Zurich)

Hello,

Anyone know of, or is, an English-speaking seamstress?

I have an old, thick flying jacket like a WWII pilots jacket that I had a bit of work done to back in blighty. I never quite finished getting it fitted and would like to know if it can be done here.

The material is THICK so we're not talking needle and thread here. It would need to be stitched on some heavy duty machinery. Is there anywhere that anyone knows of in the Zurich area?

Near Wadenswil or Horgen even better!
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Re: Seamstress/clothing alterations needed (Zurich)

We use Florida which is in the Waldegg Center, Einsiedlerstrasse 301, 8810 Horgen. It's just off the road from Horgen up to the A3 motorway. The woman speaks broken English but we get on fine.
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