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Sew Special Custom Tailors - 68 Reviews - 2921 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL - Tailors Reviews - Phone (773) 912-8783

Sew Special Custom Tailors

2921 N Broadway St
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 912-8783
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I've taken items to Sew Special Custom Tailors several times, and I have not yet been disappointed. They are extremely easy to work with, and do a fantastic job even with rush or...


so i was recommended this place by a very trusted friend. i took a dress there that i needed altered. Pros: pretty good quality Cons: dishonest about the cost. don't hold ...

Great service 8/2/2010

I've taken items to Sew Special Custom Tailors several times, and I have not yet been disappointed. They are extremely easy to work with, and do a fantastic job even with rush orders. They perfectly tailored a bridesmaid dress around my 8 months pregnant belly so it looked like a custom dress. I would recommend them to anyone! Pros: Quality work, reasonable prices more

Loved it! 5/4/2010

Really good, professional help with selecting the right cut/fit for my prom dress! I brought in a picture of it and they made it EXACTLY like what I wanted, for cheaper :) Lots of color choices, really sweet staff, and quick [it was done in about 3 weeks!]. The dress turned out perfect, and the tailors made a few adjustments that made it fit really well! Totally recommend getting your dress made here! Pros: They can make ANYTHING :) Cons: Far from my house! more

Great Work!! 4/12/2010

I have had Sew Special Custom Tailors do several projects for me in the past few months, and it has been by far the best custom tailoring work I have ever received! They go out of their way to make sure the work is done right and to my satisfaction, and their prices are very reasonable. I would recommend them without hesitation for all tailoring needs. They also offer services to re-cover chairs, create custom cushions, etc. Because of the great work they did for me tailoring clothes, I decided to have them recover four chair seats and make a window seat cushion. The work was outstanding and I will look forward to having all of my future work done by the friendly people at Sew Special! Pros: Great custom work, and friendly service! more

My Go-To Tailor 1/28/2010

This is definitely my go-to place for tailoring. Whether it is a simple hem adjustment, minor repair or a complete overhaul and resizing of a tailored jacket, Sew Special does wonderful work. I no longer even bother to try the garment on when I pick it up---their work has been 100% every time. They have resized multiple garments for me (significant weight loss), tailored new purchases for perfect fit, and repaired treasured garments. Pros: Excellent results Cons: None come to mine. more

Great Place for Tailoring. 12/6/2009

I've lost a lot of weight and wanted to keep some of my favorite skirts. They tailored it to fit my new body perfect. The service was efficient and polite. I RECOMMEND THEM WITHOUT RESERVATIONS. Pros: Great Tailor Shop on Broadway Cons: knowlegeable about tailoring more

10 STARS IF I COULD 6/27/2009

I lost 50lbs in the last year and have managed to maintain my weight. Also changed jobs and have to wear suit or sport coat daily. Mike and the staff at Sew Special have done a remarkable job ""saving"" my old wardrobe and custom tailoring inexpensive clothes purchased at consignment or Marshall's/TJMaxx. Everything I have brought to Sew Special has been done perfectly and expertly. No corners cut here (no pun intended) and the attention to detail and personal preferences is superb. Mike and his mother will offer their opinion, whether you like it or not. The advice is usually right on the money. In this economy, saving or recycling old clothes as opposed to buying new is more important than ever. Every dollar spent here is well worth it as you can't put a price on how good you feel when you look good and your clothes fit right. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Pros: Excellent personalized service. Cons: 5% more expensive than dry cleaner tailor but well worth it. more

BEWARE!!! 6/9/2009

Brought in a pair of pants that the hem had come out of - just needed to be re-hemmed in the SAME SPOT. They go ahead and LENGTHEN the pants by 1.5 inches for no reason and when I request that they return the hem to the original place, they then go ahead and SHORTEN the things! Should have been a simple request but now I am out $15 and 3 trips to that stupid place, had to undo the hem myself so I can bring them elsewhere to have the job done right - seriously?! Pros: Good if you are looking to waste time Cons: Don't seem to want to hem things the way you request more

Fantastic tailors 6/5/2009

Mike and his family were just wonderful. They took a wedding dress that was 4 sizes too big, redesigned it completely, fitted it to my body and did this all in the planned time-frame. They redesigned the dress from an A-line to a mermaid design. They made a goregous bustle at the back. They also made a collar with a bow as a little extra for my cat who will be in the wedding ceremony. If you're a bride-to-be with a dress that needs substantial changes - these guys were fantastic. I had shopped around for a tailor and many of the other tailors who were rated highly were not prepared to take on the challenge of redesigning and resizing my wedding dress. Thank you so much Mike and family Pros: best tailor out more

Great dressmaker who made me the perfect dress! 5/26/2009

The staff and owners of this business are great. They made a beautiful dress for me out of thin air! Actually, the made it with a lot of silk chiffon and hard work. They had me come in for multiple fittings and even though they were always busy they made sure to give me personal attention each time I came in. If you want a beautifully made dress and much attention to detail you should go to Sew Special, but you should also expect to be a little patient. I will be back soon to have them alter bridesmaids dresses. Pros: Friendly, professional, talented Cons: busy more

Great tailors 5/24/2009

This is a wonderful tailor shop. My clothes always fit very well after they tailor them. The family is very knowledgeable about fit and is patient with customers, always listening to what the customer wants. Pros: Knowledgeable, considerate, professional, friendly more

a great place in town for tailoring 5/19/2009

they made me happy and gave me what i wanted, i came in and had a idea of how i wanted my dress to be made and i gave them my idea and they did it for me and my dress turned out to be beautiful and i really like it its just they way i wanted it. Pros: they are great and they do a good job Cons: hard to find location more

Blame Customers for Their Mistakes Only want $$ 5/17/2009

I will NEVER go back to this place again!! They ruined two very expensive jackets! The woman took the wrong measurements and despite my bringing this to her attention, proceeded to use those wrong measurements. I came back a week later to pick up my jackets and they were EXTREMELY tight on me. I could not lift my arms at all! They blamed me for not knowing how to WEAR a jacket... According to them, they a completely blameless and it is my fault they made a mistake... oh wait, they didn't make a mistake at all! I was still required to pay for these items of clothing. I have no idea whether these garments are salvageable, but you can bet I'm not going back there to get them re-done! I think I'll try place where the owners actually speak English and behave in a professional manner. Cons: Rude uncaring staff only concerned about making $$$$ more


I had my prom dress made here and it was exactly how i wanted it. Every thing i asked to be done was done perfectly. Pros: top quality seamstress more

Friendly Family owned Tailor; great results 4/19/2009

I had two suits significantly altered by Sew special and they did a great job. One two piece and one three piece. They now fit and are perfectly tailored to my body. The service there was responsive and quick to alter pieces to my liking after the work was completed and I came in for my fittings. The staff here cares about their craft and creating pieces that look good on their customers. I have already gone back a second time to have 2 shirts refitted. Pros: Tailors are responsive and care about their craft and work more

They charge you for their mistakes--always late 3/29/2009

I have used sew special on many occasions and have had the same problem several times, In addition to being expensive to begin with, is they will charging you to correct a job they did wrong. If you are unhappy with the fit, you will pay again and again for every seam. Thus turing a $45 job, into a $75 job. I brought a dress into to be restyled . When I picked it up was unwearable because the armholes were so loose you could see my entire chest, They insisted on charging me more to add the extra seams. This has happened on several occasions, but the way I was treated was the last straw. When I told him it was unfair, he basically said my business was of no importance to him--very arrogant. I have spent exactly $2,417.00 over the past year there and am not a complainer. I feel the owner has no appreciation for his customers. Beware, he will also push you to write a review for him right away. I caution you to wait until you have had several experiences there. He actually berated me for not giving him a review on several occasions. Well here it is Mike,,,,I am very disappointed in their underhanded and money grubbing practices. Also, do not use them if getting an item back on time is important to you. They were late with my orders at least 50% of the time. I think their work was good, but it is not that hard to find a tailor who can do the job and not try and rip you off and insult you!!! Pros: Good tailoring Cons: Charges more than quoted, often late on delivery more

Great tailor. Great service. 3/14/2009

I've brought many clothes to Sew Special Tailors -- mainly jeans and button-down shirts -- and they've come through every time. They listened to what I wanted, and if it wasn't quite right the first time, they went back and made it perfect. More than other tailors I've been to, they pay attention to every detail, and I think that's what sets them apart. Pros: They do what it takes to get it right Cons: What are the drawbacks? more

Great People Great Job 3/3/2009

Well i've been trying to find an occasion dress for this big event i had and ive been going everywhere just to find a simple black dress but i couldn't find a right one that i liked. everywhere i went they told me i couldn't order a dress because it was too late. At the end i decided to come to sew special and see what they would tell me if they would make me a dress. i had three weeks and they told me they can. what a relief. that same day they took my measurements and told me to come the following week. I had a wonderful time there. Pleasant people. Very nice and at the end I got a wonderful beautiful black dress just the way i wanted it just in time for the event i had. Thank you! more

A Friendly, Family Owned Tailor Shop With Unexpected Style 1/31/2009

After a heart attack a year ago, I have been working very hard to lose weight, and my wardrobe is in constant transition. Fortunately, a co-worker suggested that I try Sew Special--which happens to be just a block or two from my condo. I have to say that my experience has been very consistent and very good. In a world where hand tailoring and a sense of style are increasingly rare, the owner of this family run business has both in abundance. They do good work, they care about their customers, they meet their promise dates, and their prices are reasonable. This place has already saved me a fortune--and made me feel better about myself. How do you beat that? Pros: These people know what looks good and they have the skill to do it Cons: Parking is obviously a problem, and they do get pretty busy at peak times more

Best Tailor in Chicago, Hands Down 1/23/2009

I have had six suits tailored from SewSpecial over the past year, and I have never been dissapointed. Every suit I have fits perfectly - they know how to exactly fit a suit for your body type. SewSpecial is not your average Dry Cleaner tailor, they are experts - prices are very reasonable, and they are extremely efficient. My $300 suits now look and feel like $2000 Valentinos more

Expert Tailors 12/11/2008

We use the services of Sew Special to custom create our hotel bedding. The service is excellent and the cost is reasonable. We would recommend their services to anyone for business or personal use. Pros: Great service and pircies more
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  • Sew Special is sewing 10,000 new garments to help the vicitims of the Haiti eathquake! Visit our website to lean how you can help!Sew Special Custom Tailors offers truly exceptional services for Chicagoland customers tired of living in an off-the-rack world. You deserve clothing with a style, cut, and fit that accentuates the advantages in your appearance. We are truly a full-service tailor, offering custom designs and alterations for daily use and all occasions:? Custom Made Wedding Dresses & Gowns? Custom Designed Prom Dresses? Christening & Communion gowns? Formalwear? Suits? Shirts? Jim's Tuxedo RentalFor all apparel and non-apparel needs, Sew Special Custom Tailors is the one to turn to. We do all types of interior and upholstery work. If you are looking for distinctive designs for bed sets, pillow shams, table linens, or chairs, Sew Special has fabrics and styles that will match your unique tastes.We can help take your special occasion to the next level; using our services, you can match your wedding themes and colors for the entire wedding party and other decorative pieces such as drapes, centerpieces, sashes, and trims. Let us help personalize your next event!A traditional tailor with an up-to-date flair can realize almost anything you can imagine. Visit our website to explore some of the myriad possibilities.Call Sew Special Custom Tailors today for a fashion fit that is unforgettable.


  • This popular Lakeview tailor does brisk business on simple and moderate jobs--hems, cinches, letting out, and minor repairs.

  • 2/2/2007 Provided by Citysearch

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    North Side, Lakeview