Usually I would say Mayestic Traditional Pasar for sewing requirements. But to be honest I’ve only ever had my couch covers and throw pillow cases done in Mayestic. So when my not-so-well-made throw pillow zippers from Nicks gave way, I decided to try having it fixed elsewhere. I headed on to a shop I’ve seen but never tried in Kemang called Style n Stitch.
The little shop is right before you enter the compound of Hero Kemang, on the right side (same side as the flower vendors). The shop is small, but what I like about it is that there is always someone in the store who speaks English. Their rates start at IDR 40.000. It can be a bit steep, but if since I was only having alterations done and you needed it quick – it was my best bet!
When I showed them my 2 pillow cases, they pointed out to me that the reason it gave way so easily is because the zippers were the low quality kind. They told me next time I have something made, I should always ask for YKK brand zippers, which are much better quality (now that I have them, I can see why!).
I tried doing this when I was at Nick’s but they don’t have YKK, so I have to go to Toku Maju (right beside Nicks) and buy the zipper and buttons I want them to use. At Style n Stitch, you can choose from YKK zippers to the “invisible” Japanese zippers. I paid IDR 40.000 for the YKK zipper replacement and IDR 50.000 for the Japanese zipper. They can also source other materials for you, aside from providing the labor.
I also wanted to see their workmanship on clothes so I brought a maxi dress that needed to be shortened. Just for hem shortening, I paid IDR 40.000. It was a delicate fabric and I am really happy with the work.
They texted me 2 days before pick up time to let me know that my items were ready. They also told me that I could bring the items back if something wasn’t perfect, within 3 days, and they would fix it for free.
I might have paid a bit more, but it was stress free and really fast. I am still currently awaiting the (5) throw pillows I had made and the 2 other throw pillow zippers that Nick’s is fixing, that are already 2 days late. Nick’s does really awesome beddings and couch covers (next time I’m not going to have throw pillows done there any more).
- simple alterations start at 40.000
- Zippers start at 40.000 (depends on the length and kind of zipper you want)
- Labor for having a simple top or skirt starts at 150.000
- Click here for their price list
Oh another cool thing about Style n Stitch is that one of the owners, Leni, is Filipina. I had the pleasure of meeting her when I picked up my stuff. It’s always nice to meet a fellow Filipino in another country. I was so impressed… she’s only been in Jakarta for 4 years and she already has a great business up and running.
You can find Style n Stitch contact details below. You can also email them to ask for an estimate before even going to their shop.
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