BysonByson (jpg)Repairs, Alterations.
  Prices. If your job is not on this list, call Byson to enquire.
Half pocket     13.00   Jeans     13.00
Full pocket     18.10   Trousers     13.00
Mend seam by crotch (by fly)     13.00   Trousers with turn-ups     19.00
Mend seam by pocket     13.00   Tailored trousers half taped     15.50
Bar tacks     0.70   Tailored trousers taped     18.10
Mend seam     7.80   Lined trousers     18.10
Take in or let out back     19.30   Normal skirt (with vent add 2.80)     13.00
Patch pockets     9.20   Normal skirt lined     18.10
Patch hole     7.80   Pleated skirt from top     25.70
Darn hole     7.80   Pleated skirt from bottom (child 15.20)     30.80
Mend seam     7.80   Pleated skirt, lined     38.60
Hook     1.30   Normal sleeves depending on finish      
Eyes     1.30   Lined sleeves     25.70
Hand made bar     1.30   Tee shirt sleeves     13.00
Buttons     1.30   Tailored (eg Jacket) sleeves at bottom     40.00
Buttons; hand sewn shank     2.80   Tailored (eg Jacket) sleeves from top     64.10
Mend button holes ea     2.80   Tee shirt bottom     13.00
Taper outside leg     13.00   Blouse     15.50
Taper inside leg     13.00   Shirt cuffs (move 2" or less)     15.50
Taper inside leg opening crotch     21.30   Shirt cuffs (move over 2", moving plackets)     19.00
LET DOWN (LENGTHEN)         Turn collar (shirt)     15.50
Trousers     13.00   Bind cuffs (shirt)     13.00
Trousers with tape     18.10   Take in tailored jacket / overcoat     83.30
Trousers half taped     15.50   Full hems are charged by the foot @     3.00
Skirt or dress     18.10   Convert trousers to shorts     19.00
Skirt with tape     25.70   Tailored jacket (bottom)     49.90
Jacket sleeves depending on work required                
Hand sew trouser hems     25.70          
Make buttonholes     2.50          
Badges on Gi     19.50   ZIPS      
Clean & re-wax waxed jacket     38.60   Jeans     13.00
          Ordinary trousers     13.00
          Tailored trousers     15.50
          Skirt     13.00
          Dress     18.10
          (eg fleece) long open end     30.80
          (eg jacket) heavy long open end     38.60
          (eg jacket) heavy long open end 2 way.     44.80
          Leg     15.50
          Studs on duvet covers     1.50


Prices WEF 03 JANUARY 2024

This list is not set in stone but is based on our best estimate. Some complicated jobs may be more, some seemingly complex jobs could be less.

Re-line & take in / let out prices for all garments depending on style & material on request. Jacket linings: We can usually use your existing lining as a pattern for the replcement BUT if you lining is in very poor condition (or, indeed, missing altogether) we will have to draw a new one and this is a 4-5 hour job so we will have to charge for this at £12.00 per hour.

Weave mending from £30.00. This may not always be possible. It rather depends on the type of fabric and the amount and site of "spare" available to use.

In certain circumstances we reserve the right to charge for telephone calls @ 1.00.

We can't promise that garments waterproofed with a membrane will be waterproof after repair or alteration, but we will do our best. Which is pretty good.

One way we try to keep prices down is by recycling. For instance, we save all old zip sliders / pullers and we can sometimes repair a zip by simply replacing the damaged or missing parts. This can make a HUGE difference to the cost of returning a garment. For this reason, unless you specifically request it in advance, we reserve the right to keep any material or hardware we remove.

Payment: We cannot accept credit or debit cards as the card providers charge us for the privilege and we are not allowed to pass that charge on to the VERY small number of clients who wish to pay in that way. We COULD raise all our prices to cover the eventuality that a vanishingly small number of our customers want to pay by card but we have decide simply to cease taking card payment. We can accept cheques made out to JP or GJ Warr, cash, postal orders or direct payment to our bank (details on request). We can also take payment by Pay Pal (again, details on request) BUT PLEASE can you ensure that we receive the invoiced sum.

Sending stuff to us by post or courier. This works well. We will always try to send stuff back to you using exactly the same rate & carrier that you used to send it to us UNLESS we think you may have drastically under insured, in which case we will use the same carrier but try to get a more realistic insurance value.

Articles returned by post. You will notice that the sum carged for P&P is not quite the same as the actual postage charge. We do have to make a small (and in fact pretty nominal) charge to help offset the cost of taking stuff to the nearest Post Office. Sadly there is not one in the village. On the up-side you don't get many people working for you for about 4 pounds an hour :-)

Please be aware that quotations by e-mail for work we have not seen or evaluated can at best be rough estimates only. Even if you have sent us pictures.

What if I change my mind ? Just now and then a customer has decided that part of a job is unnecessary. If we have unpicked a garment we are all committed as it will cost pretty much the same to put it back as it was as to continue with (for instance) an alteration. So yes, you can sometimes change your mind (assuming that we have not got to a cutting stage), but if we have already prepared the work it won't actually save any money.

Force Majuere: Byson cannot accept any liability for all and any circumstances outside of the Company's control. War, famine, pestilence & the vagaries of the postal service. Work not collected after 9 months will be disposed of as we see fit.

There comes a point when an alteration is so extensive that it becomes a re-make. These jobs have to be charged at 20.00 / hr.

REGRETTABLY WE HAVE TO LEVY A SURCHARGE FOR WORK ON FEATHER FILLED ARTICLES. This is due to some of our employees & customers being allergic to feathers necessitating very strict control over cross contamination, resulting in jobs taking longer than similar work on non-allergenic materials.


Hours of business
Monday to Friay 9:00am to 5:00pm

Closed for lunch 1:00pm to 1:30pm
Other times by appointment.