WSQ Develop Apparel Patterns and Sew Bottoms

­­This course will allow you to advance your knowledge on pattern drafting and garment construction. Through hands-on experiences, learn how to draft skirts and pants, and the sewing techniques involved in their construction. Classes mix hands-on activities, demonstrations and lectures to convey learning concepts in a multifaceted approach.


  • Draft basic pattern blocks with given specifications or measurements taken from size specs
  • Develop a variety of patterns for skirts and pants using block manipulation method
  • Label and mark individual pattern pieces with symbols and notches
  • Sew a lined skirt against given specifications or measurements
  • Sew a bottom with curve waistline finishing, pocket and cuff against given specifications or measurements
  • Evaluate sewn product against given specifications or measurements

Entry Requirement

Singapore/PR Students:

  • GCE ‘O’ Level with 3 credits including English and Mathematics OR
  • WSQ Advanced Certificate OR
  • WSQ ES WPLN Level 5 and above

International Students:

  • High School Diploma equivalent to GCE ‘O’ Level with 3 credits including English and Mathematics OR
  • Qualifications from professional institutes may be considered on a case-by-case basic OR
  • Pass Entrance Test

English Language Requirement –

  • Possess a minimum credit in English at GCE ‘O’ Level or its equivalent OR
  • IELTS score 4.5 or TOEFL score 450

ALL Students are required to have basic knowledge of computer and Microsoft Office

Competent or possess equivalent skills and knowledge for the following competencies:

a. WSQ Analyse Garment Construction
b. WSQ Interpret Pattern Draft and Sewing Sequence of Apparel

Graduation Requirements

Student must fulfil the following requirements:

  • 75% attendance rate of total training hours per module
  • Assessed and be competent for every module
Student Pass Holders – a minimum of 90% attendance per month will be required.

Certificate Issuance

Upon succcessful completion of the course, trainee will be awarded the WSQ Statement of Attainment (SOA). WSQ Certification is nationally endorsed and recognised by industry partners.

Who Should Attend

  • Assistant Merchandisers to Merchandise Managers
  • Quality Assurance Auditors, Quality Control Inspectors and QA / QC Managers
  • Designers / Assistant Designers
  • Work Study Officers
  • Product Development Executive
  • Supervisors
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Pattern makers / Drafters

Key Learning Areas

  • Conversion from imperial measurements to metric measurements and vice versa
  • Human shapes and variations with focus on waist and below
  • Skirt variations
  • Pants variations
  • Shorts variations
  • Pockets variations
  • Basic pattern block for skirt and pants
  • Seams and facings
  • Interfacings, applicable hemming finishes and zipper attachments
  • Fabric retraction and shrinkage into stock production pattern

Course Duration

Training Hours 40 hours
Assessment Hours 4 hours
Total Hours 44 hours

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WSQ Course Fee Singaporean
(WTS a)
(SSG Grant c)
(ETSS d)
International Students
Full course fee S$ 1,550.00 S$ 1,550.00 S$ 1,550.00 S$ 1,550.00 S$ 1,550.00
Less: SSG Grant (S$ 1,085.00) (S$ 1,085.00) (S$ 1,085.00) (S$ 1,085.00) -
Course Fee after SSG Grant S$ 465.00 S$ 465.00 S$ 465.00 S$ 465.00 S$ 1,550.00
Add: Application Fee - - - - -
Add: 7% GST* S$ 32.55 S$ 32.55 S$ 32.55 S$ 32.55 S$ 108.50
Course Fee including GST S$ 497.55 S$ 497.55 S$ 497.55 S$ 497.55 S$ 1,658.50
Less: WTS (S$ 387.50) - - - -
Less: SFMCES - (S$ 310.00) - - -
Total Nett Course Fee Payable S$ 110.05 S$ 187.55 S$ 497.55 S$ 497.55 # S$ 1,658.50

a: Workfare Training Scheme (WTS) - Aged ≥ 35 years and earning ≤ $2,000/month
b: SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (SFMCES) - All Singaporeans aged 40 years and above
c: SSG Grant - All Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents
d: Enhanced Training Support Susidy (ETSS) - SME with employment size ≤ 200 or annual sales turnover ≤ S$ 100 million

* GST Formula as follows:
Course fee after SSG grant x 7% GST = GST
# SME can claim additional 20% of full gross fee under ETSS where applicable