Clothes Repair & Mending

Clothing Repairs & Mending

Mending: noun Repairing by stitching or darning
Darning: noun the skill of mending a hole in fabrics by interweaving threads or yarn
Repair: noun , restore what is torn or broken; renew

Let Madam Sews fix and tailor those items you LOVE; it can mend your broken heart!

Rips, holes, snags, frays, pulled threads, stains – big or small- can be repaired, preserving your beloved piece and sometimes save you money on replacements.

Most commonly, Madam to Sews mends ripped seams, torn pockets, Much-Loved-and-Washed Stuffed Animals, towel and sheet hems. We creatively, artfully fortify stressed areas with Sashiko mending. Fill in manufacturer’s cuts in jeans when they reveal too much! Sometimes mending means concealing a stain with just the right fabric, patch or applique. Use a perfect match or a statement embellishment

For example: a family of  Softies stuffed, stitched, replaced “parts”!




It’s always your choice for your Treasure. We welcome your creative ideas for the mend, and we’ll make recommendations for a solution, too.

Madam to Sews sees Woolens here in the northeast – sweaters, blankets and knitted garments – susceptible to moth holes or “catching’ on a knob or the dyer – for darning… Invisibly or creatively. It’s your preference.

Some zippers can be repaired (though most need replacements).

Garment outerwear that caught on thorns, sleeping bags, things filled with down…whatever the damage, call or stop in to see if it can be saved!

Frayed or stretched-out cuffs and knit-waistbands can be repaired; worn-out elastic at waist and cuffs can be replaced. Belt loops, buttonholes, hems that have mysteriously “fallen”. Clips, clasps, belts, worn out collars and cuffs… We have experience in fixing them all.

Repairing feels better than replacing, and it’s much better for the planet.


'Had a great experience here with Linda. She was able to fit me in for a hem on a bridesmaid dress with a tight time line and had a great return time on it. She was also very pleasant and had good customer service. Would definitely go back for any other alterations and would recommend to anyone.'
-Elizabeth S.
'Linda did a skillful job on three items that needed altering. They now fit perfectly. She is presently creating a sack for my granddaughter's sleeping bag. Linda is extremely professional and talented. She is a pleasure to work with. I'll be returning! '
-Carol G.
'Linda is a skilled seamstress, true professional and a joy to work with. She did our family's mending and altered my dress perfectly! She has worked on mother of the bride dresses and wedding gowns for friends I've referred, and they were delighted with the results. Thank you Linda!'
-Lisa S.
'The owner Linda is so customer-focused, skilled and friendly! Customer service ‘like it used to be’. You won’t be disappointed!'
-Linda K.
'Very satisfied with the service. Prompt and professionally done.'
-Keith B.


542 1/2 Hopmeadow Street
Behind the UPS Store
Simsbury, CT 06070
(860) 936-4718
*** Please use 538 Hopmeadow St. in your GPS


Monday & Tuesday 9:00-4:00
Thursday & Friday Noon-6:00
Wednesday & Saturday appointments available by request.