About Heywoods

Learn a little more about us here at Heywoods Clothing Alterations.

Heywoods occupy a space inside Johnsons Emporium on Bond Street, Blackpool, some customers describes it as the smallest alteration shop in Blackpool… I can’t argue with that to be honest but what I can say is that between myself and my business partner Carol, we have more than 80 years experience of altering clothes. So it’s down to the old saying is it size or experience?

I was born in Skipton Yorkshire. When I was 3 years old my parents emigrated to Canada. When I was 10 years old we went to live in America. During this time my mother would make all the family’s clothes.

On our return to England my mother opened her own Tailors / Clothing Alterations shop. I took a great interest in the shop, not just in the making of garments but also in the altering of them.

In 1982 my mother retired so I took over the business. I did alterations for clothing shops, health clubs, sports shops as well as the general public. Being based in Blackpool I get a wide range of jobs and have done alterations for the many celebrities who come to the town.

~ Jack Heywood