WSQ Develop Apparel Patterns and Sew Tops

­­This course will introduce the techniques necessary to draft pattern and sew basic tops. You will learn to develop different types of tops using basic block. This includes knowledge of necklines, collars and sleeve variation in pattern making. Gain these new skills through a variety of practical activities, demonstration and explict teaching.


  • Draft paper pattern blocks from given size specifications
  • Develop a variety of patterns for tops with variations of collar, neckline and sleeve
  • Learn to label and mark individual pattern pieces with symbols and notches
  • Sew a top with variation of sleeve and necklines
  • 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

Student needs prior knowledge or experiences of following competency:

WSQ Analyse Garment Construction
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
  • QA Auditors, QC Inspectors and QA / QC Managers
  • Designers / Assistant Designers
  • Work Study Officers
  • Product Development Executives
  • Supervisors
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Pattern Makers / Drafters

Key Learning Areas

  • Conversion of imperial to metric measurements and vice versa
  • Human shapes and variations
  • Neckline variations
  • Sleeve variations
  • Collar variations
  • Basic pattern block for tops
  • Basic lockstitch and over-edge / over-lock machine threading maintenance and operations
  • Variety of seams and facings
  • Applications of interfacings zipper attachment and hemming finishes
  • Built-in 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