WSQ Interpret Pattern Draft and Sewing Sequence of Apparel

­­Learn how a garment is made from pattern drafting, cutting and sewing. With the basic knowledge in drafting and sewing, you can progress to making patterns and sewing. This course covers basic threading of the industrial sewing machine and sewing techniques.


  • Identify the pattern pieces, sewing operations and sequences required to construct the garment
  • Interpret draft, cut and sew a basic tee and pull-on shorts based on a given size specs using basic pattern block with manipulation methods
  • Understand how basic garment construction relates to pattern development, grading, marker development and mass production
  • Use the various stitch types such as lock stitch, overlock stitch and cover stitch

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

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
  • Tailors
  • Sewing Operators

Key Learning Areas

  • Drafting procedures of basic pattern blocks
  • Development process from paper patterns to finished garments
  • Techniques in using sewing machine for various operations
  • Types of interfacing
  • Industry terminology interpretations
  • Build in fabric retraction and shrinkage into stock production pattern

Course Duration

Training Hours 32 hours
Assessment Hours 4 hours
Total Hours 36 hours

View Course Schedule


WSQ Course Fee Singaporean
(WTS a)
(SSG Grant c)
(ETSS d)
International Students
Full course fee S$ 1,040.00 S$ 1,040.00 S$ 1,040.00 S$ 1,040.00 S$ 1,040.00
Less: SSG Grant (S$ 728.00) (S$ 728.00) (S$ 728.00) (S$ 728.00) -
Course Fee after SSG Grant S$ 312.00 S$ 312.00 S$ 312.00 S$ 312.00 S$ 1,040.00
Add: Application Fee - - - - -
Add: 7% GST* S$ 21.84 S$ 21.84 S$ 21.84 S$ 21.84 S$ 72.80
Course Fee including GST S$ 333.84 S$ 333.84 S$ 333.84 S$ 333.84 S$ 1,112.80
Less: WTS (S$ 260.00) - - - -
Less: SFMCES - (S$ 208.00) - - -
Total Nett Course Fee Payable S$ 73.84 S$ 125.84 S$ 333.84 S$ 333.84 # S$ 1,112.80

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