28 Mar '12, 10pm

The Williamsburg Seamster Does Custom Alterations, Makes House Calls - Ecouterre (blog)

The Williamsburg Seamster Does Custom Alterations, Makes House Calls - Ecouterre (blog)

Photos by Amanda Coen for Ecouterre New Yorkers are a notoriously spoiled bunch. With everyone from FreshDirect to Chinese takeout on speed dial, rare is the occasion we actually have to leave our homes. Another service waiting right on our doorsteps? Fittings and alterations, courtesy of Nayantara Banerjee, the Williamsburg Seamster . Banerjee isn't a pinched-faced old lady hunched over a sewing machine, however—far from it. Young, mobile, and adept, the Brooklyn resident defies stereotypes by making house calls to a growing roster of clients in and beyond her neighborhood. Her prices aren't exorbitant, either: Simple repairs start at $3, hem jobs at $25, and zipper replacements from $30. Ecouterre made an on-site visit of our own to observe the Seamster in her element, as well as to chat about the role making do and mending has in the growing sustainability movement.

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