The gateway to all things textile in New Mexico and beyond:

The Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta

Fashion in New Mexico:

Santa Fe Fashion Week

Some basics about sewing...

The Art of Sewing - Master It!

and quilting...

Bedroom Comforters: A Guide to Quilting

Learn to sew:

Hip Stitch

....and design:

Designer's Lounge

Sewing at the national level:

American Sewing Guild

Sewing in Albuquerque:

Albuquerque NM Chapter of The American Sewing Guild

Professional photography for that professional look...

Kenneth Ingham Photography

Other creative outlets in Nob Hill:

The Yarn Store at Nob Hill

Stone Mountain Bead Gallery

While we can't make recommendations, these are a few of the seamstresses/tailors we know:

Silk Purse Originals -- 505-281-5993

Custom Fashions by Leslie Berky Ashcraft. By appointment only

Stitchin'@theLoft -- 505-463-0995

Anne Y Haynes, Custom design, tailoring and alterations. Located in the historic Nob Hill Shopping Center, 3500 Central SE. Upstairs at Gallery One.
Hours: Weds-Fri, 12:00-6:00, Sat 10:00-6:00 and by appointment.

Corset and Cloak Charmaine G. Brown, Owner -- 505-266-6311

Corset and Cloak provides custom-sewn apparel, couture corsetry, bridal corsets, and costumes made with exceptional craftsmanship and artistry. Couture corsetry and corset ensemble design, bridal corsets and boudoir lingerie, and costumes for stage, screen and all occasions.

Peggy Singer -- 505-916-0358

Seamstress and designer with over 20 professional experience specializing in formal wear and unique custom designs.

Sylvia Leinweber -- 505-292-3452

In my business SEAMS TO YOU, 1540 Juan Tabo, I do alterations and some repairs, plus clothing and small home decor custom work.

Irma Rodriguez -- 505-883-8000

Dress design, alterations, general sewing. Call (505-883-8000) or email ( for appointment.

Perfect Fit -- 505-830-2229

Amilcar Chacon, Tailor. Alterations, design and small production for men and women.

Indiscretion --

Mara Franklin. One of a kind clothing and costumes.

AnyBody Custom Clothing -- 505-228-5564

Virginia Duffey, custom design, alterations, bustling and dressmaking service. Services specialty clothing clients in Albuquerque, Santa Fe and the East Mountain area, at your place or my Cedar Crest studio. Specializes in creating the gown a bride has in mind but cannot find in salons. Free consultations by appointment. Fittings evenings, weekends.

Judith C. White -- 505-256-8088

General apparel and crafts.

Andrea Serda -- 505-974-1452

Apparel and Costume Designer MS. I am a dress designer with a masters degree from Oregon State University and a BA from University of New Mexico in costume design. I can fit, sew, do alterations and make patterns. I create original purses, make pillows, cushions, simple window coverings, flamenco dresses, and have done bridal alterations as well.

Medieval Clothing Closet

We have creations ready to ship available to you and also provide the opportunity for custom orders. We also design and make banners for heraldic display as well as custom surcoats and tabards with your arms or family device.

Jamie Corwin -- 505-250-0624,

Basic tailoring and repairs, hemming, zippers, taking in and letting out.

Products we carry:

Gutterman Thread