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Formal Alterations, Curtains, and Blinds.

Is your bridesmaid dress too big? Suit trousers too long? Can't find the right curtains in the shops?

We offer an alteration and curtain making service that could help. Bring your garment into Material Needs and have a chat about what you want changed. For curtain and blind making, come in or phone Material Needs on 01278 794751 to discuss what you want doing. You will receive a phone call when your items are ready for collection.

Please make sure all garments are clean before bringing them in or you may be asked to return once they have been washed.

Note that we cannot measure you for your alteration. Please bring your garment pinned or otherwise marked to where you need it altered to (preferable) or specific measurements for your required alterations.

See below for price guidelines but please be aware that these may vary if you have a complex alteration as it may take more time. Curtain and blind making prices are order specific and will need discussion with you to give a quote. Payment is on collection from the shop. Please pay by cash wherever possible- there is an ATM around the corner from us if required.

 Prom/Bridesmaid Dress
Shorten From £35
Shorten (Child's/Flower Girl) From £24
Shorten Shoulders £22
Take In From £25
Replacing Zips
Trousers/Jeans/Skirt £15 + cost of zip
Dress/Skirt Concealed Zip £17 + cost of zip
Jackets (Unlined) From £20
Jackets/Coats (Lined) From £25
In Cushion (Small) From £15
+ cost of zip
In Cushion (Large) From £18
+ cost of zip
Large Sofa/Boxed From £20
+ cost of zip
Making Cushions
Small/Medium From £16
Small/Medium With Piping From £20
Large From £25
Large With Piping From £50