Hand sewers may work in a variety of settings. Those who specialize in tailoring and alterations may work at a dry cleaner's, or have a small storefront in a strip mall. Others work from their homes, where they have more space and reduced overhead costs. Sewers who work in the entertainment industry normally work in costume shops and theatrical warehouses; however, they must often work in darkened theaters as well - particularly in the days leading up to opening night. Artisanal hand sewers who work for couture designers may work in large factories and warehouses; those who specialize in beading elaborate couture wedding gowns may work at a bridal salon or a larger warehouse environment.