The Sewing Room

Alterations for everyone... Men, Women & Children

Alterations for everyone... Men, Women & Children

Alterations for everyone... Men, Women & ChildrenAlterations for everyone... Men, Women & ChildrenAlterations for everyone... Men, Women & Children

About Us

Repair, mend & fit


  • Zippers
  • Sizing
  • Tailoring
  • Wedding gowns
  • Bridesmaid dresses
  • Prom dresses

Custom Creations

  • Custom fittings
  • Customizations
  • Bead work
  • Bustles
  • Dress transformations 
  • Custom Pillows

About Us


Established in 1984, The Sewing Room is not your typical alteration shop.  We believe even inexpensive pieces can look like a million bucks if they fit to a T.  We have experienced staff with fashion backgrounds. We not only help alter your clothing to give you the perfect fit we help you style your wardrobe to keep you updated!




Commonly asked questions from our customers:

  • Do I need an appointment? No appointment needed for clothing alterations. We only require appointments for bridal gown alterations (see next section).
  • Do you have fitting rooms to try on my item? Yes! We recommend you try your items on for us to be fitted in store. Be sure to bring your shoes if the item is being shortened.  
  • How long will my alterations take?  Typical turn around is one week for most items. Formal gown turnaround time varies by season.  If you have specific question on formal wear attire and  how long the turnaround time is for alterations give us call, we are happy to answer any questions you may have.
  • I need my item quicker than a week. Can you still help me? Yes! Need your item sooner, no problem we can still help you out!
  • How do I know when to pick up my item? All items dropped off will be given an exact pick up date on your ticket.  We will discuss what date works best for you upon drop off. 
  • Do you call me when my item is ready? No. Since we discuss a pick up date at drop off you can be assured that your item will be ready on that designated date.
  • What form of payments do you take?  We accept visa, master card, discover, american express, checks and cash. We do appreciate pre payments of items.

Wedding Gown Alterations

We do require appointments for bridal gown alterations.  We offer free bridal gown consultations.  Give us a call 586 731-0178 and we can get you scheduled.

Commonly asked questions from Brides:

  • Do I need an appointment?  Yes. Please contact us via phone to schedule your appointment.
  • What is your starting price? We don’t have a starting price. We base all our prices on the work at hand. At your fitting or consultation we will give you a quote. 
  • How long will the alterations take? During peak season alterations typically take about 2/3months depending on the amount you need done. During off season about a month
  • I still plan on losing weight before my wedding should I start my alterations now?  When you start the alteration process you should plan on your body measurements staying the same. If you think they will change we will discuss an alteration schedule that will work. 

Helpful tips for fittings

  • Bring your shoes if item is being shortened 
  • Bring any undergarments that may affect the fit
  • If item may shrink after washing give it a wash first
  • We offer bra cups
  • If you are not sure if item is worth altering still bring it in. We are happy to give you price and offer suggestions

Contact Us

Get in Touch

The Sewing Room

45536 Van Dyke Utica MI 48317

586 731-0178


Open today

10:00 am – 05:00 pm

Appointments only required for bridal gown alterations. Please call during store hours to schedule your bridal gown fitting