What Do I Need?

  1. Your TaF.tc Sewing Tool Kit
  2. Laptop with webcam (only for students applying for online classes)
  3. Fabric for shirt - material should be made of cotton poplin
    2m length by 45 - 48 inch width; OR
    1.6m length by 58 - 60 inch width
  4. Fabric for pants - material should be made of cotton twill
    2.4m length by 45 - 48 inch width; OR
    2m length by 58 - 60 inch width
  5. A white normal coil zipper (15cm) will be provided for the pants. However, students can choose to purchase their own normal coil zipper (15cm). Do not purchase metallic teeth zippers.
  6. Black and white thread will be provided. Students can choose to purchase their own coloured thread if they want.

You can choose to purchase the drafting and sewing toolkit from our partner, Sing Mui Heng, for only $55*

*Only available in store

View the detailed list here!
A woman wearing a red dress learning drafting, sewing, cutting and finishing on muslin fabric during TaF.tc's Basic Drafting and Sewing class.

Check out some of our students' work!

Course Fee

Nett Payable Fee for all SGs/PRs:
S$ 189.39

- SkillsFuture Credit Claimable
- Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) Eligible
- WSQ Certified
- Course fees inclusive of $27.82 application fee

What's Next?

Follow our curated sewing pathways or create your very own!

Wondering if there are online or on-campus options for specific classes?

Watch out for the symbols indicated beside the course name!

💻  - Only Online Classes

🏤 - Only On-campus Classes

🏤 💻 - Both Online or On-campus Classes Available

Pathway #1:
Sewing Fundamentals
A student in TaF.t's Basic Drafting and Sewing class sewing on a white domestic machine with light pink fabric.

Basic Drafting & Sewing
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Intermediate Drafting & Sewing
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Pattern Drafting & Sewing - Dress
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For All SGs/PRs:
S$ 616.32
Pathway #2:
All About Alteration
A student in TaF.tc's Fundamentals of Alteration Techniques learning the basics of alteration!

Basic Drafting and Sewing
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Basic Alteration

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Fit Evaluation and Pinning for Alteration

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Intermediate Alteration Techniques
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Advanced Alteration Techniques
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For All SGs/PRs:
S$ 615.25
Pathway #3:
Cheongsam
A student in TaF.tc's Cheongsam (Heritage Apparel) class using an overlocking machine on a light pink fabric.

Basic Drafting & Sewing
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Pattern Drafting & Sewing - Dress
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Heritage Apparel (Cheongsam)
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For All SGs/PRs:
S$ 667.68
Pathway #4:
Jacket Making
A student in TaF.tc's Pattern Drafting and Sewing - Jackets showcasing her pinstripe blazer jacket on a black mannequin.

Basic Drafting & Sewing
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Intermediate Drafting and Sewing
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Pattern Drafting & Sewing - Jackets
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For All SGs/PRs:
S$ 616.32
[BONUS] Pathway #5:
Sewing Alteration Project
A student learning the fundamentals of sewing and alteration in TaF.tc's lastest sewing alteration project with NTUC LearningHub - AlterAround!


SkillsFuture for Digital Workplace
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Basic Drafting & Sewing
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Intermediate Drafting & Sewing
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Basic Alteration

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Fit Evaluation and Pinning for Alteration

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Pattern Drafting and Sewing - Dress
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Intermediate Alteration Techniques
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Advanced Alteration Techniques
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Textiles and Fabric Care
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Implement a Business Plan
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Monitor Income and Expenses
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For more information please contact our program advisor at +65 88756778

Wondering if there are online or on-campus options for specific classes?

Watch out for the symbols indicated beside the course name!

💻  - Only Online Classes

🏤 - Only On-campus Classes

🏤 💻 - Both Online or On-campus Classes Available

TaF.tc's Pattern Drafting and Sewing - Dress course! One of the most exciting aspects of dressmaking is to be able to adapt a basic pattern and develop various types of dresses with elaborate designs. This advanced tailoring course not only provides you with the knowledge and fundamental principles in dart manipulation method that will enable you to develop different types of dress patterns but also expand your pattern making skills and sewing techniques. Through this module, you will acquire the necessary skills in taking body measurements and fitting adjustments for dresses. The construction processes are explained and demonstrated. This includes the sewing technique on corners, curves, lining and garment finishing, which can be satisfying when it is properly sewn. Simply one of the most important tailoring courses you have to take.

Pattern Drafting & Sewing - Dress

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In this dressmaking class, you can learn how to adapt a basic block pattern and apply dart manipulation, to develop various types of dresses with elaborate designs! As you learn how to take body measurements and make fitting adjustments for dresses, you can continue to expand your pattern making skills and sewing techniques in this advanced tailoring course.

Pre-requisites:

Basic Drafting & Sewing

For All SGs/PRs:

S$ 222.56

TaF.tc's Pattern Drafting and Sewing - Jackets course - Finding a jacket that fits and flatters is an uphill task so learn the art of soft tailoring for notched collar/construct and engineer notched jacket and its variations including the cardigan jacket for women’s wear. Jackets are a common feature in many ready-to-wear fashion brands, and this course is highly recommended for people who are involved in fashion designing, garment production, pattern making, product development and sewing. You will be introduced to drafting the jacket with given size specifications as well as to the process of making and sewing the jacket using the proper soft tailoring techniques and approaches adopted by the ready-to-wear garment industry. The course is conducted through explanatory drafting, demonstrations and hands-on sewing operations.

Pattern Drafting & Sewing - Jackets

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Learn the art of soft tailoring for notched collar/construct and engineer notched jacket and its variations including the cardigan jacket for women’s wear. In this on-campus lesson, draft, cut, sew and finish your very own jacket with given size specifications! You will be doing all these with the proper soft tailoring techniques used by the ready-to-wear garment industry. Take your sewing skills to the next level today!

Pre-requisites:

Basic Drafting & Sewing

Intermediate Drafting & Sewing

For All SGs/PRs:

S$ 222.56

Fit Evaluation and Pinning for Alteration

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For our alteration enthusiasts who want to learn more: In this short 8-hour course, gain the skills to conduct evaluation and pinning on a garment! Use the proper methods and techniques, so it will serve as visual instruction for sewists to understand where and how the alteration needs to be done!

For All SGs/PRs:

S$ 58.85

Basic Alteration

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What's next after Fit Evaluation and Pinning for Alteration? Apply your knowledge on pinning and altering your clothes, and make it fit! All in a short two-days weekend course, learn to conduct simple, yet proper methods of alteration on the different type of fabrics, as well as garments!

*Do note that there are no pre-requisites for Basic Alteration, however, we suggest going for Fit Evaluation and Pinning for Alteration first.

For All SGs/PRs:

S$ 90.95

TaF.tc's Intermediate Alteration Techniques course - Participants will be able to apply the proper methods of alteration to various garment types. This course is highly recommended for people who are involved in the fashion retail service sector, and designers catering to the demands of customers who require clothing alterations or modifications to fit their body. Participants will be involved in the active learning of garment fit evaluation and pinning for alteration through simulated samples and ready-made clothing. Learners will advance their knowledge and experience to perform alteration by handling different types of materials, as well as a wide range of garment types and parts.

Intermediate Alteration Techniques

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A step up from the basics, this intermediate course will provide active learning of garment fit evaluation and pinning for alteration through simulated samples and ready-made clothing. Expand your knowledge and experience by working on different types of materials and garments. With this newfound knowledge, you will now be able to provide clothing alterations or modifications to customers or yourself!

Pre-requisites:

Basic Alteration

Fit Evaluation and Pinning for Alteration

For All SGs/PRs:

S$ 108.07

TaF.tc's Advanced Alteration Techniques course - Participants will be able to apply the proper methods of alteration to the various types of garments. This course is highly recommended for people who are involved in the fashion retail service sector and designers to cater to the demands of customers who require clothing alterations or modifications to fit their body. Participants will be involved in the active learning of garment fit evaluation and pinning for alteration through simulated samples and ready-made clothing on more complex apparels such as gowns and more structured tailored apparels.

Advanced Alteration Techniques

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In this expert class, you will learn higher-level of alteration techniques and work on more complex apparels such as evening/wedding gowns and more structured tailored apparels! You will learn how to perform proper alterations on garment using a variety of alteration techniques as per industry norms.

Pre-requisites:

Basic Alteration

Fit Evaluation and Pinning for Alteration

Intermediate Alteration Techniques

For All SGs/PRs:

S$ 108.07

TaF.tc's Heritage Apparel (Cheongsam) course - Younger women who wear the cheongsam see it as a modern fashion outfit rather than a traditional Chinese dress. In this class, you will learn how to adjust the pattern of a cheong sam, and adjust it to fit your silhouette.

Heritage Apparel (Cheongsam)

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Learn how to sew your very own cheongsam, and wear it proud as either a traditional Chinese dress or a modern fashion outfit. The choice is yours! In this class, you will learn how to adjust the paper pattern, fitting to your body's silhouette and finishing it with design details like side slits and a high-fitted Mandarin collar!

Pre-requisites:

Pattern Drafting and Sewing - Dress

For All SGs/PRs:

S$ 225.77

Call Aloysius or Alex!

Got any questions? We can help you! You can either call our programme advisors, Aloysius or Alex, or drop either one of them an email at:aloysiusphang@taftc.orgORalexkoh@taftc.orgAlternatively, you can fill up the form below and one of our programme advisors will contact you shortly afterwards.

FAQs

What type of fabrics should I buy for the Intermediate Drafting & Sewing (IDS) class?

Solid color fabric is highly recommended. However please note that you clearly mark which is the face and back of the fabric.

If you prefer to get prints, you must get prints that are non-directional and that you can cut either directions. That means if you choose a dinosaur print, you must make sure the dinosaurs are looking at all different directions (up and down, left and right) and not only one direction.

It is also advisable to get fabrics that are not too soft and slippery.

Do I need a zipper for the Intermediate Drafting & Sewing (IDS) class?

Intermediate Drafting & Sewing Pants - you will need a 15cm normal coil zipper (do not use metallic teeth)

A orange, yellow, pink and blue coiled zipper needed to for TaF.tc's Intermediate Drafting and Sewing class!

Note: YKK sponsors the above zippers in white colour only to all our students taking BDS and IDS.

How do I measure a zipper length?

"A" refers to the length of the zipper

A blue zipper teaching how to measure the length for a zipper that is needed for TaF.tc's Basic Drafting and Sewing and Intermediate Drafting and Sewing class!
Where should I get these materials?

Sim Mui Heng
101, Upper Cross Street, #01-36
People’s Park Centre
Singapore 058357
Tel: 6533 2445
Operating Hours: 11am - 7pm (Mon - Sat) Closed on Public Holidays & Sundays

200, Jalan Sultan #01-25 & #01-27 Textile Centre
Sewing studio at #01-14
Singapore 199018
Tel: 6297 0211
Operating Hours: 9am - 6pm (Mon - Sat) Closed on Public Holidays & Sundays

Comments: Sells fabrics and accessories but no YKK zippers

Lye Nai Shiong
Blk 32 New Market Road, #02-1018A/B
People’s Park
Singapore 050032
Beside People’s Park OG
Tel: 6532 6013

Comments: Sells sewing accessories and lining

Maggie Textiles
32 New Market Road, #02-1078
People's Park Food Centre
Singapore 050032
Tel: 6535 3682

Comments: Sells fabrics

Brighton Accessories House
32 New Market Rd, #02-1164/1166/1168
Peoples Park Food Centre
Singapore: 050032
Tel: 6532 1016

Comments: Sells fabrics and accessories