Vintage and pre-loved division

The vintage clothes repairs division at Splendid Stitches continues the work where we originally started: as a specialist studio for vintage repairs and alterations. We partner with vintage and pre-loved retailers on repairing stock and customer repairs. If you are retailer working in the pre-loved space and want to partner with us, please email so we can discuss further. 

What we do

Clothes repair authenticity and minimising environmental impact are equally important to us. Therefore our studio pioneers using original vintage and deadstock haberdashery whenever feasible.

The studio deals with a wide range of repairs and simple alterations such as:

  • change and mend broken zips using original replacements when feasible
  • split seams, patching and minor darning
  • button replacement, reinforcements where fabric has worn, replace snaps and hooks/eyes
  • replace elastic incl. shirring
  • simple alterations such as changing necklines, shorten sleeves, trousers and skirt lengths
  • repair and replace coat linings, and mend pocket rips or replace pocket linings
  • and much more

We accept repairs by post from across the UK, and accept bulk repairs.

Kindly note we are unable to offer repairs to the general public, unless through one of our partners.

Splendid Stitches provides repair service for Laura von Behr Vintage, Nordic Poetry and several vintage fair and vintage market traders.

Specialist advice

We use our experience and knowledge of vintage to tell you at the outset if your desired result is going to be challenging to meet, and if that is the case will usually suggest an alternative solution. At Splendid Stitches we always strive to preserve as much of the original as possible, whilst staying true to the spirit of the original item.

However, there are areas outside out immediate expertise.For specialist advice on antique textiles we work with antique textile conservationists Atelier Nine.

For fur, please direct your enquiry to Rebecca Bradley London . They are both female led small businesses, who can provide specialist advice if required.

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