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Custom Sewing by Heather is an award-winning custom alteration and sewing specialist based in Woodbury, Minnesota. As a child, owner Heather Baldridge loved to sew her own clothing. She turned that passion into a business, and more than 20 years later Heather still takes pride in finding the perfect feel, fit, and look for every customer. Whether you have a new dress that needs customization or an inherited gown that you want to modernize, Heather and her highly skilled team will make your dreams come true.

Services Offered
Custom Sewing By Heather offers services to the bride, bridesmaids, mother of the bride, mother of the groom, and flower girls — no matter how your wedding party is organized, your sartorial needs will be taken care of. Heather can also create custom wedding gowns, whether from scratch or by altering an existing dress. She can add beadwork or bustles to a gown or modernize an heirloom dress. And if you need a garter or veil, Heather has you covered there as well.

  • Woman-owned

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How do you price dress alterations?

By Piece

Who do you provide services for?

Flower Girls
Mother of the Bride
Mother of the Groom

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Appointments Only

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Reviews of Custom Sewing by Heather

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Brittany L. Sent on 03/25/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Wedding Dress Alterations!

Heather is absolutely amazing at what she does! I brought my wedding dress in for alterations and also wanted to customize it by adding a slit to the skirt and Heather was so helpful and professional and gave me great advice and suggestions on what would look best and I am in love with how it turned out! Setting up appointments was so easy and Heather was very accomodating when we had a change in wedding plans and moved up our date very last minute. She quickly looked at her schedule and was able to fit me in to get my dress finished on time. Her studio is also beautiful and appointments are quick and easy. I would highly recommend booking with her!
Jill R. Sent on 02/08/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Could not be happier

If there were more than 5 stars to give, I would! Heather is extremely professional and goes above and beyond for her brides. It's amazing how she knows exactly what is best for your vision and body type and can transform your dress into the dress of your dreams. If you are ever on the ledge about who to go to for alterations, please take this review as confirmation that you should go to heather! You won't regret it!
Katie O. Sent on 03/04/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Enchanting Elegance: Heather's Masterful Touch on My Wedding Dress

Heather truly deserves every bit of praise for her exceptional alterations on my wedding dress. From the moment I stepped into her beautifully arranged home setup, I knew I was in capable hands. Heather made the entire alteration process a breeze, handling each appointment with grace and expertise.

Despite the significant weight loss I experienced between ordering my dress and the big day, Heather worked her magic flawlessly. She skillfully took in my dress, seamlessly preserving every intricate lace detail. The result was a gown that fit me like a dream, accentuating my figure perfectly.

One of Heather's standout creations was the stunning bustle she crafted for my train. With two layers adorned with color-coded buttons and ribbons, including a charming "something blue," it was a work of art in itself. What truly set Heather apart was her dedication to ensuring my bridesmaids were fully equipped to handle the bustle on the wedding day. Her hands-on training meant that even in dim lighting at dusk, my bridesmaids could effortlessly execute the bustle, allowing me to dance the night away without worry.

Heather's attention to detail extended beyond alterations. She provided invaluable advice on traveling with my dress to Hawaii, recommending double bagging and inquiring with the flight attendants to hang the gown safely. Her ingenious suggestion of using a knitting needle to assist with the intricate buttons was a game-changer.

In every aspect of her work, Heather exuded professionalism, skill, and genuine care for her clients. Thanks to her expertise, my wedding dress was not just a garment but a masterpiece that made me feel like the most beautiful bride on my special day. I cannot recommend Heather highly enough for anyone seeking impeccable alterations and personalized service. She is truly a gem in the world of bridal couture.
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Heather is not only professional, welcoming and friendly, but does amazing work! Many of my clients have gone to her for alterations and all have been very pleased. The last thing you want on your wedding day is to be fussing with a dress that doesn't fit you properly. Great alterations can make your wedding gown go from great to outstanding. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

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