Made By Teri


Welcome to Made By Teri


I’m your local neighborhood tailor who is equipped to help you with all of your clothing needs. From custom dog clothes to clothing alterations, I provide various services to be able to help you with all of your unique clothing desires. My main goal is to help you use your wardrobe for as long as possible so you don’t have to worry about spending money whenever you notice a new rip or when your clothing size shifts. The best part about forming a one-on-one relationship with a neighborhood tailor instead of a large dry cleaner company is that I’m able to form a deep understanding of how to alter your clothes so they make you feel your best. Plus, I offer additional services such as custom clothing, including onesies, shirts, and aprons. 

Teri in her workstudio

About Made By Teri

The Best Seamstress In Town


Hi, there! My name’s Teri Ortega and after retiring from the Air Force in 2019, I founded Made By Teri, LLC in early 2020. What started as making masks to help my community fight back against COVID-19 quickly turned into a full-fledged business where I’m able to help you with all of your alteration needs. Whether you need military clothing alterations or you want to repair some of your older pieces, I’m here to help with all of it! 

Best Of The Springs 2022


Made By Teri was granted Best Of The Springs 2022 in the Tailor and Alterations Category! Best Of The Springs is hosted by The Gazette newspaper, highlighting the best businesses in each category.

Image of Teri showing off her award for Best Of The Springs 2022.

Best Of The Springs 2023


Made By Teri won Best Of The Springs 2023 for the Tailoring & Alterations Category again! I am so honored to have been granted this award for 2 years in a row.

Colorado Springs Services

HAPPILY SERVING the communities of PEYTON, Colorado Springs, Monument, and Fountain.


To help you as much as possible, I offer a variety of affordable, high-quality services. I can help you make custom shirts to announce your pregnancy or complete fast alterations for an important event you have approaching.

My clothing alteration services allow you to wear your favorite pieces for years to come. You no longer have to buy new clothes because yours have stretched out or no longer fit you correctly. From jeans to suits, I can mend anything and bring it back to life!
I love helping my customers create custom vinyl shirts for special occasions, whether it’s for a milestone birthday or a graduation party, custom shirts are always a huge hit! My affordable vinyl shirt services let you bring your creativity to life.
If you’ve been having trouble finding the perfect piece of clothing for your dog, then look no further! All you have to do is let me know what you’d like your custom dog clothing to say, and I will create a unique, one-of-a-kind piece for your fur baby.

sewing classes

Learn how to sew with me with a sewing class! It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, anyone can learn some new tricks with this $25 class!

Customer Testimonials


The best part about what I do is getting to help members of the community feel confident in what they wear. Whether someone needs their curtains hemmed, wants custom face masks for their family, or needs their entire wardrobe altered, I’m always eager to help them with their sewing needs. To learn more about how I’ve helped my past customers, please read some of the kind words that people have said!

T. Reichert
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Teri is The Best! Veteran owned and operated, she is passionate about providing the best products like masks, dresses, towels, and everything else that requires fabric and sewing. She makes things with extremely high quality...highly recommend!
M. Reichert
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Teri is great! She is so sweet and really good at what she does!
K. Sykes
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Teri is a local seamstress. She's available for all types of projects. Mending, masks, custom aprons, pooch clothing and more. I'm very happy with her work and prices.
C. Mullins
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Teri has made more than 20 masks for me and my family and travel clients. She is professional and very quick to respond. She is also to take any idea and run with it. I highly recommend her!
M. Walters
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Teri hemmed some curtains for me and they turned out GREAT! and I didn't have to buy new curtains. Thanks for your quick and amazing service Teri!
K. Shoop
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Absolutely LOVED the masks I got from Teri. She was reasonably priced, fast, and easy to work with. The masks are breathable, fit well, and are CUTE! Would order again and again from Teri.

Please Note: I’ll be out of office and unable to respond to inquiries in a timely manner from October 1-20!

Made-For-You Clothing
Is Only A Call Away


From formal gowns to your favorite pair of pants, I’m able to mend your clothes so they become signature pieces that fit you perfectly. When you become my client, you can depend on friendly, affordable, and honest service. My goal is to tailor your pieces so that when you put them on, your confidence is boosted and you feel comfortable! If you’d like to learn more about how I can help you and your closet or you’re interested in learning more about my additional services, please call or text me today! I look forward to connecting with you and helping you create your dream wardrobe.