Find out what you can make!

Discover the skills and knowledge you will acquire at the end of every sewing class we offer.

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Getting Started with TaF.tc

An animated gif on a sewing machine with pink thread.
Deciding if you should take our online or on-campus? Click on the button to learn more!
Step #1:
Online class or On-campus?

Prefer learning from the comfort of your own home or attending our on-campus class? We offer a comprehensive range of classes for you to choose from!

We offer a range of schedule for you to choose from! Full-day, weekend, morning, afternoon or evening classes, we've got it all!
Step #2:
Pick a Schedule!

Find out what works best for you! Morning? Weekend? Afternoon? We've got it all! What you need to do is to clear your schedule for a fun-filled learning experience.

Learn more about our sewing curated pathways or simply choose your own! We have endless sewing opportunities for you to pick.
Step #3:
What's Next?

Create your very own sewing pathway and call it yours! Or simply follow our curated pathway. Either path will allow you to apply the industrial knowledge learnt during class to fulfill your sewing dreams!

Getting Started with TaF.tc

Deciding if you should take our online or on-campus? Click on the button to learn more!
Step #1:
Online class or On-campus?

Prefer learning from the comfort of your own home or attending our on-campus class? We offer a comprehensive range of classes for you to choose from!

What's the Difference?
We offer a range of schedule for you to choose from! Full-day, weekend, morning, afternoon or evening classes, we've got it all!
Step #2:
Pick a Schedule!

Find out what works best for you! Morning? Weekend? Afternoon? We've got it all! What you need to do is to clear your schedule for a fun-filled learning experience.

Choose Now!
Learn more about our sewing curated pathways or simply choose your own! We have endless sewing opportunities for you to pick.
Step #3:
What's Next?

Create your very own sewing pathway and call it yours! Or simply follow our curated pathway. Either path will allow you to apply the industrial knowledge learnt to fulfill your sewing dreams!

Learn More!

What Do I Need?

  1. A set of drafting and sewing tools
  2. Laptop (Only for students applying for online classes)


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.

What's Your Learning Style?

Watch our YouTube videos to find out more!

Online

On-campus

How to Enrol?

Click on the arrows to watch the GIFs and learn how to enrol in 4 easy steps!

Step #1:
Go to www.taftc.org and search for "Basic Drafting and Sewing".

You will see two results under the search bar menu:
- Basic Drafting & Sewing (Synchronous E-learning)
- Basic Drafting & Sewing

Synchronous E-learning means that it is an online class. Those without are on-campus classes.
Step #2:
Scroll all the way to the bottom of the page to view our course schedule!
Step #3:
Find a suitable schedule and click on "View Schedule"

Download the .PDF file
Step #4:
Ready to enrol? Click on "Apply Now" on the same row as the schedule you've chosen!

Course Fee

*Not Including Application Fee of S$12.84

Nett Payable Fee for all SGs/PRs:
S$ 161.57*

SkillsFuture Credit & Post-Secondary Education Account (PSEA) Eligible
WSQ Certified

Full Day, Weekend, Morning, Afternoon or Evening Classes Available

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$ 571.38
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$ 540.35
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$ 619.53
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$ 571.38
[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 All SGs/PRs:
S$ 1450.78

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 - 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$ 222.56

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.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 fabrics should I buy for Basic Drafting & Sewing (BDS) and Intermediate Drafting & Sewing (IDS)?

Since this is the first time you are learning how to draft and sew, it is advisable to get fabrics that are not too soft and slippery.

Please only buy the following fabrics:
Basic Drafting & Sewing

- 100% non-stretch cotton poplin for blouse
- 100% non-stretch cotton twill for skirt

Intermediate Drafting & Sewing
- 100% non-stretch cotton poplin for shirt
- 100% non-stretch cotton twill for pants

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.

How much fabric should I buy for Basic Drafting & Sewing (BDS) and Intermediate Drafting & Sewing (IDS)?

Basic Drafting & Sewing (BDS):
100% cotton poplin for blouse
1.5m (45-48 inch width range) or 1m (58 – 60 inch width range)

100% cotton twill for skirt
1.5m (45-48 inch width range) or 1m (58 – 60 inch width range)

Intermediate Drafting & Sewing (IDS):
100% cotton poplin for long sleeve shirt
2m (45-48 inch width range) or 1.6m (58 – 60 inch width range)

100% cotton twill for pants
2.4m (45-48 inch width range) or 2m (58 – 60 inch width range)

Do you need a zipper for Basic Drafting & Sewing (BDS) and Intermediate Drafting & Sewing (IDS)?

Basic Drafting & Sewing Skirt – you will need to get a 23cm invisible/conceal zipper

A green and purple invisible/conceal zipper needed for TaF.tc's Basic Drafting and Sewing class!

Intermediate Drafting & Sewing Pants - you will need a 18cm 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