01359 233017 -- 32/34 High Street, Ixworth, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP31 2HH
Pearce’s Pins offers a friendly dressmaking and upholstery service in Suffolk and surrounding areas and is based in the picturesque village of Ixworth, 8 miles outside the market town of Bury St Edmunds. Pearce’s Pins is a destination shop, where handmade British Craftsmanship can be found at its very best.
Roy and Hilary Pearce run this business together, Hilary being a specialist dressmaker/seamstress and Roy being a master upholsterer, each working on their own skill subjects separately but in the same building.
The business was established in 2003 and moved from Hemel Hempstead to Ixworth in 2011. This gem of a shop provides expert service to customers from its 17th Century workshops in Ixworth High Street.

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Pearce’s Pins Dressmaking provides a friendly and discreet dressmaking, alterations and consultancy service.


Pearce’s Pins Upholstery provides an expert upholstery service including recovering, repair and advice.


My altered jacket a joy to wear and much admired! Thank you for taking so much trouble, including the elegant fabric inside the cuffs.

CG, Great Barton

Hi Hilary, I just wanted to say a huge thank you for fixing my son’s school jacket earlier in the week, such a fantastic job, thank you!

AD, Ixworth

The trousers are lovely AND they go well with my new green cardie hurrah!

AK, Roxton

Thank you for organising and hosting us for the Pachamama Project and for making it an enjoyable experience

AC-M, Stowlangtoft

With huge gratitude for my new wardrobe.

CC, Wyken

I am so sorry I wasn’t here when you returned the sofa and table yesterday. The sofa looks nice and you have done a great job with the table, no-one will ever know it was broken.

MMcL, Potten End

Thank you so much for revitalising my 1953 dress.  You were so clever to figure out how to “enlarge” it.

E D-J, Pakenham

Thank you very much indeed for making such a superb job of the bench and large chair.

SKS, Chislehurst