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 main dress - material should be made of cotton poplin
    2.5m length by 48 inch width;
    OR
    2m length by 60 inch width
  4. Fabric for toile - material should be made of calico
    1.5m length by 60 inch width
  5. Fabric for lining - material should be made of acetate, polyester or viscose
    1.5m length by 60 inch width
  6. x2 invisible/ conceal zipper (23cm)
  1. Basic stationery (2B pencils and eraser)

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

*Only available in store

- Do note you should not buy something too heavy or thick, otherwise, you will have problems during the sewing process. No denim and stretchable materials as well.

- Above measurements are for standard size, please purchase 50cm more for plus size.

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$ 237.54

- 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 #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 Intermediate Drafting and Sewing course - a step up from basics, this intermediate course provides knowledge of pattern development and garment construction of basic pants and tops with collars. You will learn to take body measurements, understand the relation of styles and ease allowance and develop patterns to sew the garment. You will master the techniques of laying fabric, cutting, sewing, edging and finishing.

Intermediate Drafting & Sewing

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Completed our Basic Drafting and Sewing class and ready for more? In this intermediate course, gain the industrial knowledge of pattern development and garment construction of basic pants and tops with collars. You too, can master the techniques of laying fabric, cutting, sewing, edging and finishing!

Pre-requisites:

Basic Drafting & Sewing

For All SGs/PRs:

S$ 174.41

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 Sze Pei or Alex!

Got any questions? We can help you! You can either call our programme advisors, Sze Pei or Alex, or drop either one of them an email at szepeitay@taftc.org or alexkoh@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 Pattern Drafting & Sewing - Dress class?

Cotton poplin for the main dress, calico for the toile and synthetic fiber-based fabrics like acetate, polyester and viscose for the lining.

We also recommend to use these materials and not to buy something too heavy or thick. Otherwise, you will have problems during the sewing process.

No denim or stretchable materials.

Do I need zippers for the Pattern Drafting & Sewing - Dress class?

You will have to purchase x2 invisible/ conceal zipper.

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