Aneita's Alterations is now under New Ownership!
We are now known as Sew Forth Alterations. Please visit our new website as this will no longer be updated!








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With broken hearts, we are saddened to announce that Aneita Burton, owner of Aneita's Alterations has passed away. She will be greatly missed.
Find out more details here.
Aneita has been an integral part of not only the business, but the Lawrence community.  From band uniforms and basketball jerseys, pant hems and jacket sleeves, to thousands of gowns, wedding dresses and tuxedos, she's sewn it all.  Our local business has been her life's work and we will be diligent in maintaining her Lawrence legacy.
We'll miss seeing her bright smile and hearing her famous laugh behind the sewing machine. We'll always be grateful for her dedicated service and hard work.
But don't worry Lawrence - the business has reopened under a new name, Sew Forth Alterations.
The new owner, Melanie Freeman, will be providing the same quality alterations and service you have come to know and love.  Mel has been a long time member of Aneita's team and has stitched your britches, hemmed your denim, sized down your gowns and sew forth for the last 20 years.  She's proud to continue the family tradition. 
For those with questions, please contact Melanie at 785-842-9296 or
In the meantime, we invite you to visit the new Facebook page Sew Forth Alterations to stay up to date with the latest news. 
Thank you for your continued support.


 Aneita's Alterations is now Sew Forth Alterations!  We are a locally owned business in Lawrence, Kansas. 
Since 1990, our staff of professional seamstresses has provided the Lawrence area with quality service and a friendly attitude. We specialize in in-house alterations on all formal wear, men's and women's clothing, and more. Aneita's will happily take care of anything from wedding gowns to tailoring a suit to fixing a favorite pair of jeans. We also have one of the largest selection of tuxedos in the area. We provide two dressing rooms and will gladly measure your garments on site. If your formal dress already fits, Sew Forth Alterations offers steaming and bustling. There is no appointment necessary, so stop in for a free estimate





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9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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   Sew Forth Alterations
925 Iowa Street    Suite H      
Hillcrest Shopping Center
Lawrence, KS  66044

Aneita's Alterations & Sew Forth opened January 1st, 1990.  The business, which was on the corner of 19th and Massachusetts Streets, was originally known as "The Shop" and opened in 1979.  Aneita joined the staff in 1985 and bought the business five years later. She owns and operates the store today.  Aneita's Alterations moved to the Hillcrest Shopping Center in 1997, where it is still located. The move allowed the business to expand and introduce tuxedo rentals. Sadly Aneita passed away in March 2018 and Melanie Freeman took over the business.  She has been a member of Aneita's team since 1998, and grew up in the shop as Aneita's niece.  Melanie renamed the business Sew Forth Alterations and plans to continue a long tradition of quality alterations and the sevice Lawrence has come to know and love.