Sew Stitch 'n' Clean

Custom Tailoring And Alterations

Phone 01444 459106 Text 07717841009

[email protected]

3 Chelsea Arcade, 8-14 the Broadway, Hayward Heath,

West Sussex, RH16 3AP

Monday - Friday : 9.00 am - 7.00 pm

Saturday : 9'00 am - 6.30 pm

Sunday : Closed

Men's wear alterations

Sew Stitch 'n' Clean is the number one tailoring and alterations company in your area.

We understand that every one is built differently and has a different shape and size, that’s what makes us unique individuals.

Our highly skilled and talented tailors are able to provide you with the finest quality alterations for your suits, giving a perfect fit using traditional and perfected techniques. They are able to work to a factory finish which means that any alterations we perform to your garment will be unnoticeable and untraceable;

We are able to match the stitch pattern, thread color and any detail to the original item.

We are recognized for our meticulous attention to detail and very reasonable prices as well as our excellent customer service.

For more information on our personal tailoring and dressmaking services, please visit our shop for a consultation.

Our highly experienced tailors will work on your garment for as long as it is required and we can assure you that your garment will be in the best possible hands. This makes us the number one choice for anyone

seeking the perfect fit.

We will focus on your needs and work with you on a one-to-one basis so the same tailor you see at your first fitting will attend to you during all your fittings, as well as work on your garment

We provide the following alteration and restyling services:

● Suit alterations

● Morning suit Alterations

● Dinner suit & Tuxedo alterations

● Waistcoat alterations Jacket & Coat Alterations

● Shirt Alterations and Repair

● Leather Alterations & Repair

● Kilt Alteration and Repair

● Trousers Alterations & Repair

● Jeans Alteration and Repair

Suit Alterations & Repair

Sew Stitch ‘n’ Clean is the number one choice in suit alterations, We have the expertise to alter and restyle to perfection.

We are also able to repair worn lining with a fabric closely resembling the original one or replace it altogether with a colour of your choice.

Our Skilled and talented tailors can alter your ill fitting suit into one that complements your figure and build.

The quality of work we provide is unlike any other, we pay close attention to everything and work meticulously to ensure that every detail from the original suit is retained from the stitch patterns used to the colour of the thread. The result is a perfectly fitting suit without any hint that the suit has been altered. It will look like it has been tailor made just for you.

Below are the alterations we provide;

• Taking in or Letting out suit jacket sides

• Narrowing suit shoulders

• Shortening / lengthening suit sleeves

• Shortening / lengthening suit hems

• Adjusting suit lapel shape

• Relining suit jacket

• Adding more pockets or details on suit jacket.

• Replacing suit buttons

• Relining suit trousers

• Replacing trouser zip

• Replacing suit buttons

• Replacing trouser buttons

• Replacing pockets on suit trousers

• Full Tapering of suit Trousers

• Half tapering of suit trousers

• Taking in or letting out suit trouser waist and seat

• Taking in or letting out suit trouser waist, seat and fork

• Lowering suit trouser waistband

• Shortening / lengthening suit trousers with a plain hem

• Shortening / lengthening suit trousers with a turn up hem

• Adding tape to the suit trouser hems

• General trouser repairs


Morning Suit Alterations & Repair

We understand that every individual has a unique body shape and we have the expertise to find the best possible fit and style accordingly. When it comes to wearing a morning suit, the fit should always be your first priority because the poor fit of your suit will quickly outweigh the advantages of its luxurious quality. During your fitting, 


We will pay attention to the details of your body shape while we pin your morning suit into shape so that the suit fits you perfectly. It may just need a slight tweak here or there or we may have to perform extensive alterations until we reach the designer finish you would like. 


Our skilled and talented tailors work meticulously to ensure that every detail from the original morning suit is retained from the stitch patterns used to the colour of the thread. 


You will have a perfectly fitting and beautifully tailored morning suit with no hint that the suit has been altered. It will look like it has been tailor made just for you. That is our guarantee. 


Below are the Services we Provide: 

• Taking in or letting out morning suit jacket sides 

• Narrowing morning suit shoulders 

• Shortening / lengthening morning suit sleeves 

• Shortening / lengthening morning suit hems 

• Adjusting morning suit lapel shape 

• Relining morning suit jacket 

• Adding more pockets or details on morning suit jacket. 

• Replacing morning suit buttons 

• Relining suit trousers 

• Replacing trouser zip 

• Replacing trouser buttons 

• Replacing satin on morning suit Lapels 

• Replacing pockets on morning suit trousers 

• Full Tapering of morning suit trousers 

• Half tapering of morning suit trousers 

• Taking in or letting out morning suit trouser waist and seat 

• Taking in or letting out morning suit trouser waist, seat and fork 

• Lowering suit trouser waistband 

• Shortening / lengthening morning suit trousers with a plain hem 

• Shortening / lengthening morning suit trousers with a turn up hem 

• Adding tape to morning suit trouser hems 

• General trouser repair 

Dinner Suit & Tuxedo Alterations & Repair

We understand how important it is when wearing a tuxedo or dinner suit that the suit hangs well.

Our experienced tailors will alter your tuxedo or dinner suit to fit you perfectly or if you would like a more dramatic look, we can also restyle them to give them a more contemporary appearance.

Customer satisfaction is our priority and that’s why we ensure that every detail from the original suit is retained - from the stitch patterns used to the colour of the thread. We pay close attention to details and work meticulously to ensure that the end result of your tuxedo or dinner suit alteration is a perfect fit, without any hint that it has been altered.

As well as the above, we are also able to reline your suit by repairing any worn lining with a fabric similar in colour and texture or we can replace it all together with a colour of your choice.

Below are the Services we provide:

• Taking in or letting out suit jacket sides

• Narrowing suit shoulders

• Shortening / lengthening suit sleeves

• Shortening / lengthen suit

• Adjusting suit lapel shape

• Relining suit jacket

• Adding more pockets or details on suit jacket

• Replacing suit buttons

• Relining suit trousers

• Replacing trouser zip

• Replacing trouser buttons

• Replacing satin on suit lapels

• Replacing pockets on suit trousers

• Full Tapering of suit trousers

• Half tapering suit trousers

• Taking in or letting out suit trouser waist and seat

• Taking in or letting out suit trouser waist, seat and fork

• Lowering suit trouser waistband

• Shortening / lengthening suit trousers with a plain hem

• Shortening / lengthening suit trousers with a turn up hem

• Adding tape to suit trouser hems

• General trouser repairs


Waistcoat Alterations & Repair

If your waistcoat is too loose or too tight we can quickly and effectively reduce or increase its size by adjusting the center back seam or side seams and adjusting the armholes to ensure the fit is tailored for you.


A waistcoat should not be so tight that it pulls and it should cover the waistband of your trousers and never let any shirt show. Darts can be added to the body of a waistcoat to narrow it at the waist and depending on the run, we can alter the hips and a little of the chest.


We can also replace the back panel of lining with a similar colored fabric or you can choose from hundreds of different colors from our lining books.


We pay close attention to details to make sure that the end result is a waistcoat that compliments your figure, without any hint of alteration.


Below are the Services we provide:

• Taking in or letting out back

• Adjusting the back neck line

• Adjusting / shortening the shoulder

• Taking in or letting out waistcoat sides

• Adjusting the arm hole

• Shortening the length of the waistcoat

• Replacing waistcoat back panel

• Relining

• Replacing waistcoat buttons

• General waistcoat repairs

Jacket & Coat Alterations & Repair

Our master tailor has the skills to alter your coat or jacket to achieve the perfect fit. To improve the fit of your coat or jacket we can take in at the side seams or rear centre seam to give it a flattering shape. We can also shorten the length of your coat or its sleeves while ensuring the stitch pattern, thread colour or any other details matches the original garment perfectly.

When shortening the sleeves of a coat we can offer two options; We can shorten them from the crown (shoulder) or from the sleeve end.

As professional tailors with over 30 years of experience, we would recommend shortening from the crown as the most effective way of achieving a flawless result.

Working from the shoulder means that the cuff details or ‘shams’ are not disturbed and consequently the design and proportions of the coat or jacket have remained original.

We can narrow or ‘chip’ the shoulders of a jacket or coat for a neater fit or add pads to define the silhouette or we can even out a dropped shoulder.

A ripple of excess fabric across the back neck area or ‘square back neck’ can be removed by simply opening the back neck and shoulder seam, lifting excess fabric and re-stitching for a more complimentary fit on the body.

If your jacket or coat has a worn lining we can repair your existing lining with either a fabric of similar texture and colour or replace it altogether with a colour of your choice, adding more pockets or detail at your request.

Zip or button replacement is of course a basic alteration that we are happy to perform.

Below are the Services we provide:

• Taking in or letting out coat/jacket sides

• Narrowing coat/jacket shoulders

• Shortening / lengthening coat/ jacket sleeves

• Shortening / lengthen coat/jacket

• Adjusting coat/jacket lapel shape

• Relining / repairing the coat/jacket lining

• Replacing coat/jacket zip

• Replacing coat/jacket buttons

• Replacing pockets

• Repairing pockets

• General jacket/coat repairs

Shirt Alterations & Repair

If you do not like the general fit of your shirt, is it too loose or too tight?

We can help as there are a number of alterations that we can do. 


We can reduce or increase the size of your shirt by adjusting the center back seam or side seams. We can add a dart at the back of the shirt to narrow it at the waist and, depending on the run, we can alter the hips and a little of the chest.


We can also shorten the shirt and shorten the sleeves or taper (narrow) them. We can even change your long sleeved shirt into a short sleeved one. As well as altering your shirt, we can also restyle it completely.


We really pay close attention to detail and make sure that the end result is a shirt that compliments your shape, without any hint of alteration.


Below are the Services we provide:

• Reversing the collar

• Adding pockets

• Adding a dart at the back of the shirt

• Taking in or letting out shirt sides

• Narrowing shirt shoulders

• Shortening shirt sleeves

• Shortening shirt hem

• Replacing buttons

• General shirt repairs

Leather Alterations & Repair

If you have a leather garment such as a jacket, a coat or a pair of trousers that does not fit correctly or is ripped, rest assured that we have the skills to alter or repair it correctly for you.

We use specialist techniques in alteration and restoration, so your leather garments end up looking as good as new.

It is important that leather alterations are always undertaken by professionals as it is not an easy material to work with. It needs a special machine and skill to handle and cut the leather correctly so that it is not ruined in the alteration process.

Below are the Services we provide:

• Taking in or letting out jacket/ coat sides

• Narrowing jacket/coat shoulders

• Adding panels in coat/jacket

• Replacing panels in coat/jacket

• Shortening / lengthening jacket/ coat sleeves

• Narrowing jacket/coat sleeves

• Shortening / lengthening jacket/ coat

• Relining jacket / coat

• Replacing jacket zips

• Replacing jacket/coat buttons

• Replacing pockets.

• Repairing pockets

• Adding more pockets

• Relining leather trousers

• Replacing leather trouser zip

• Replacing leather trouser buttons

• Replacing pockets on leather trousers

• Full tapering of leather trousers

• Half tapering leather trousers

• Taking in or letting out leather trouser waist and seat

• Taking in or letting out leather trouser waist, seat and fork

• Lowering leather trouser waistband

• Shortening / lengthening leather trouser

• General repair of leather jacket/ coat/ trouser

Kilt Alterations & Repair

If you have a favorite or heirloom kilt which doesn’t fit well or needs repairing or re -fitting, we will be able to bring it back to its original beauty.


Our skilled tailors understand a kilt’s construction and so can re-fit and restore your old or slightly damaged kilt to as near to its former glory as is practicably possible, allowing you to enjoy the company of your beloved kilt for many years to come and pass it on too.

Often the cloth still looks good but the original construction has not endured the wear and tear of use.


Sometimes the belt loops, buckle cape or the strap vent need to be replaced or reinforced. We can do that and will make your precious kilt as good as new. Sometimes we may have to dismantle the kilt so as to resize it and accordingly, the number of pleats may need to be increased or decreased.


Restoration may involve the unpicking of the kilt completely and carrying out a total reconstruction with new canvasses and linings or it may involve simple re-stitching and reinforcing of worn pleats, repairing minor tears or moth holes, or replacing straps and buckles that have seen better days.


Below are the Services we provide:

• Re-sizing the kilt

• Shortening the kilt

• Changing the buckle

• Changing belt loops

• General alterations and repairs


Trouser Alterations & Repair

If your trousers are too loose or too tight at the waist, we can reduce or increase its size by adjusting the center back seam. We can also determine the perfect shape of the seat and raise or let it down at the fork when necessary.

For a closer fit and a neater silhouette, we can taper (narrow) your trousers either fully or partially. For an even better shape we can remove the fabric from both the inside and outside leg seams which will give your trousers a completely new look. We can also shorten or lengthen your trousers as desired, we can do this by hand so that the stitching is invisible from the outside.

We can put in new coin pockets or belt loops by using excess fabric from the hem of the trousers. If the pockets are worn out then we can put brand new ones in or replace half a pocket.

Our skilled tailors are always ready to produce a perfectly fitting pair of trousers that do not show a hint of alteration.

Below are the Services we provide:

• Taking in or letting out trouser waist and seat

• Lowering trouser waistband

• Taking in or letting out trouser waist, seat and fork

• Shortening / lengthening trousers with a plain hem

• Shortening / lengthening trousers with a turn up hem

• Adding tape to trouser hems

• Taking in / letting out trouser seams

• Installing lining to the front of trouser

• Relining

• Replacing trouser zip

• Replacing worn a pocket with a new one

• Adding new coin pockets

• Adding trouser brace buttons

• Adding trouser belt loops

• Adding trouser side adjuster

• Adding an extra peace/triangle of material at centre back of trousers

• General trouser repair

Jeans Alterations & Repair

Altering jeans is not as simple as people think. 

First of all we need a heavy duty sewing machine to deal with the denim, which is a tough fabric, then we need the skills to be able to give the jeans that original 'pre-worn' look which is part of today's fashion and style As specialists in garment alteration, our skillful and experienced tailors pay close attention to the stitching and thread color so that they match the original perfectly.


We can reduce or increase jean size by adjusting the central back seam or by adding an extra piece/triangle of material to the central back part of the jeans.


For a closer fit and a neater silhouette, we can taper (narrow) trousers either fully or partially. We can help you change the style of your jeans by reducing the leg width.


This is done by removing fabric from both the inside and outside leg seams. We can add new coin pockets or belt loops by using excess fabric from the hem of the jeans if the pockets are worn out then we can put brand new pockets in or replace half a pocket.


Below are the Services we provide:

• Full tapering

• Half tapering

• Taking in or letting out jeans waist and seat

• Taking in or letting out jeans waist, seat and fork

• Lowering jeans waistband

• Shortening jeans with original hem.

• Shortening straight cut hem

• Taking in / letting out jeans seams

• Putting in new coin pockets

• Replacing worn pockets

• Replacing jeans zip

• Replacing jeans rivets

• Replacing jeans buttons

• Stitching and patching

• General Jeans’ repairs