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Thread: Hemming charge

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    Senior Member sonisew's Avatar
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    How much would you charge someone for hemming pants?

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    i may be a little cheap but 7.50 is what I charge.

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    $10.00...takes away from quilting time!

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    Depends on type of hemming - machine or hand. I would go by time spent.

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    The dry cleaner around the corner that does alterations charges $10/pair.

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    Ugh- I hate hemming! Only do it for my hubby and kids and only when they are desperate lol

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    I am a professional seamstress and charge $10 pair for turned under hem, more for lined pants and more for cuffs. So many are still used to mom or gramndma doing it for nothing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farm Quilter
    $10.00...takes away from quilting time!
    You are right, it does take away from my quilting time. I really don't like to hem pants either but someone that I work with ask me if I would hem her grandaughters 4 pairs of pants that she got for Christmas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean
    Depends on type of hemming - machine or hand. I would go by time spent.
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    They'd have to prepay me $150.00 to even think about it!

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    I charge the cops 7.00$ but if were anyone else 10.00$
    Quote Originally Posted by sonisew
    Quote Originally Posted by donnajean
    Depends on type of hemming - machine or hand. I would go by time spent.
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    I always charged my hubby kisses for hems and buttons! :)

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    A friend just told me she paid $10 and said she would rather pay me if I wanted the job. I hate to hem, but have to think about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonisew
    Quote Originally Posted by Farm Quilter
    $10.00...takes away from quilting time!
    You are right, it does take away from my quilting time. I really don't like to hem pants either but someone that I work with ask me if I would hem her grandaughters 4 pairs of pants that she got for Christmas.
    I wouldn't do it. It always starts with "Could you do me a favor and hem these?" Then you end up their personal seamstress for nothing. There are dry cleaners that have employees that spend their day doing hemming and alterations.

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    Wow, I must be doing them way to cheap; cuz I charge $5 per pair. Most standard alterations, I just charge $5.

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    i like this


    Quote Originally Posted by UglyCook
    They'd have to prepay me $150.00 to even think about it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sueisallaboutquilts
    Ugh- I hate hemming! Only do it for my hubby and kids and only when they are desperate lol
    lol!!! That's too funny you said that. I have a bag of pants for my daughter that she needed hemmed, they are still sitting in the bag next to my sewing machine, getting in my way. I ended up getting her new pants. I HATE hemming. Once in a while I will do it, but it has to be a necessity. :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncsewer
    A friend just told me she paid $10 and said she would rather pay me if I wanted the job. I hate to hem, but have to think about it.
    Ok this is time for tough love.

    While at work a co worker came up to a fellow quilter and ask her how much she charged to hem a pr of pants and her reply was her machine doesn't do clothes. They responded do you need a special machine for clothes?, her reply ,at my house you do! :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by skothing
    Quote Originally Posted by ncsewer
    A friend just told me she paid $10 and said she would rather pay me if I wanted the job. I hate to hem, but have to think about it.
    Ok this is time for tough love.

    While at work a co worker came up to a fellow quilter and ask her how much she charged to hem a pr of pants and her reply was her machine doesn't do clothes. They responded do you need a special machine for clothes?, her reply ,at my house you do! :thumbup:
    That is too funny. I think I might be using that next time someone asks me to do that. :)

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    I hare hemming also.when people here I quilt then right away they need pants hemmed.rotflol-I don't do that

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    i charge people $20 an hour for any 'utility-sewing'...so, if it took me 15 minutes to hem pants i would charge $5...if it took 1/2 an hour then $10....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gramma B
    Wow, I must be doing them way to cheap; cuz I charge $5 per pair. Most standard alterations, I just charge $5.
    I do it a little cheaper than you for pants or jeans, but I do a lot of dresses for the girls at prom time. Now most of them are done, but get their younger sisters & they pay themselves not " Mom". I also do some uniforms for State Troopers, County , & Correction Officers from State prison up the road from us.

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