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Alteraround is a brand new alteration service proudly developed by TaF.tc! With Alteraround, our sewing graduates are able to provide and offer alteration services from the comfort of their own home.

Overview

Introducing Alteraround by TaF.tc: a groundbreaking course designed to revolutionise the alteration industry and empower you to become a successful business owner. With a strong focus on sustainability, Alteraround promotes fashion upcycling, aiming to advocate for environmental responsibility. This comprehensive programme equips you with advanced sewing and alteration skills, alongside digitalisation knowledge to establish your online presence and utilise digital platforms, expanding your alteration business. Embark on your journey with Alteraround and transform your passion for fashion into a thriving, sustainable business.

The Details

  • Total Maximum Months

    Full Time: 3
    Part Time: 5

  • Mode Of Learning

    You will go through a comprehensive curriculum comprising 10 modules: 8 TaF.tc Sewing Modules and 2 Off-Grid Digital Modules.

  • Career Opportunities
    • Be a business owner
    • Generate a primary or secondary source of income
    • Love the craft of sewing and alteration
    • Be part of a new movement and create a best-in-class standard in the alteration industry
    • Supporting sustainability in fashion by upcycling clothing

The TaF.tc Difference

Practical Industry Knowledge

Everything you learn at TaF.tc can be applied to your professional life in fashion and will be taught by industry practitioners through interactive workshops, whether online or in TaF.tc's Sewing Labs.

Global Network of Entrepreneurs and Experts

Our partners and advisors are as close to home as Thailand or Japan and as far as Italy or the UK. Tap into a professional community built over decades of industry immersion.

Post-Graduate Career Support

Our career support connects you to jobs available on the market, opportunities for further studies, and resources to help you start your own brand.

Curriculum

Course Duration

SSG Approved Training & Assessment Hours : 224
Modules (10)

Welcome to the course on Curating a Personal Shopping Experience using TikTok! In this course, you’ll master the art of crafting a unique and personalized shopping journey for each customer, tailored to their individual needs, preferences, and lifestyle, all through the dynamic platform of TikTok. You’ll dive deep into product and service knowledge, stay ahead with current fashion and lifestyle trends, learn to accurately assess and define a customer’s profile, and develop customer relations through impactful communication. Moreover, you’ll explore how to harness TikTok’s innovative features for effective wardrobe management and engagement. By the conclusion of this course, you’ll possess the expertise to deliver a memorable and delightful shopping experience that stands out. Prepare to transform your shopping encounters on TikTok!

Registered Title:Curate a Personal Shopping Experience SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:16:00 Training Hours:15:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:01:00 View Module

Are you looking to increase your online presence and reach a wider audience in the retail industry? In this course, you will learn how to build a strong presence on popular social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok. We will explore effective strategies to leverage the power of social media to influence sales and drive more business. You will also discover the key metrics to use to optimise your ads on Facebook and Instagram, such as engagement rates, conversion rates, and return on investment. And, we will take a deep dive into other potential digital marketing platforms, such as Pinterest and LinkedIn, to expand your reach and tap into new audiences. Enroll now and take your online presence to the next level!"

Registered Title:Digital Marketing Social media Marketing for Retail SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:16:00 Training Hours:15:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:01:00 View Module

This course provides solid foundation of pattern development and garment construction of basic skirt and sleeveless top. You will learn to take body measurements, understand the relation of styles and ease allowance, develop patterns and basic sewing techniques to construct the garment. This forms the fundamental for progression enabling you to master the basic techniques of laying fabric, cutting, sewing, edging and finishing. This course is ideal for beginners who are interested in fashion design, as well as those who wish to enhance their skills in pattern development and garment construction. Join us and start your journey in the exciting world of fashion design and garment construction!

Registered Title:Basic Drafting and Sewing SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:44:00 Training Hours:40:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:04:00 View Module

This intermediate course is designed for individuals who have a basic understanding of pattern development and garment construction and wish to advance their skills. Throughout the course, participants will gain comprehensive knowledge of pattern development and construction techniques for basic pants and tops with collars. From taking body measurements to mastering sewing techniques, participants will develop the skills necessary to create well-fitted garments. 

By the end of this course, participants will have developed the necessary skills and knowledge to confidently create basic pants and tops with collars. Through practical sessions and comprehensive instruction, they will be equipped to produce garments that meet specified measurements and quality standards. This course is suitable for individuals with basic knowledge of pattern development and garment construction who wish to enhance their skills and proficiency in creating well-fitted pants and tops with collars.

Registered Title:Intermediate Drafting and Sewing SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:44:00 Training Hours:40:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:04:00 View Module

Learn to evaluate the fit of garment and pin garment correctly to indicate the necessary adjustments required or desired for alteration. Correct pinning serves as visual instructions to sewing technicians for fuss free and accurate alteration. Be it for personal skill or to further enhance customer service, learning this unique specialized skill will be enriching.

Registered Title:Pinning for Fit Evaluation SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:08:00 Training Hours:07:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:01:00 View Module

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.

Registered Title:Advanced Alteration Techniques SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:16:00 Training Hours:15:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:01:00 View Module

This course equips participants with the necessary skills to perform intermediate-level alterations on various garment types. Aimed at individuals in the fashion retail service sector and designers catering to clients needing clothing modifications, it focuses on enhancing proficiency in garment fit evaluation, pinning for alteration, and executing alterations on simulated samples and ready-made clothing. Participants will expand their expertise by working with diverse materials and garment types, ensuring they can meet industry standards. 

The course adopts a hands-on approach, combining theoretical knowledge with practical application. Participants will engage in active learning through simulated samples and real-world garment alterations. Instruction will be supplemented with demonstrations, exercises, and collaborative activities to reinforce learning outcomes.

Assessment will be based on participants' ability to successfully execute alteration techniques, demonstrate proficiency in using sewing machines, and accurately measure altered garments against specified requirements. Feedback and guidance will be provided throughout the course to facilitate continuous improvement.

By the end of this course, participants will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to perform intermediate-level garment alterations effectively. They will be equipped to meet the demands of clients seeking customized clothing solutions and contribute to the enhancement of the fashion retail service sector.

Registered Title:Intermediate Alteration Techniques SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:16:00 Training Hours:15:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:01:00 View Module

A must attend for anyone who wishes to better understand fibers and fabrics. Learn more about fabrics, their characteristics and how to care for them. There will be hands on sessions on how to identify fibers through burning tests and how to remove common stains. A basic understanding of fibers, in terms of their characteristics, uses and care requirements will help you make wise choices when purchasing textile and clothing products. Fiber properties and behaviour are directly related to fabric performance and care. A complimentary fabric swatch library would be included for your future reference.

Registered Title:Basic Textile and Fabric Care SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:08:00 Training Hours:07:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:01:00 View Module

Basic Alteration Techniques equips participants with fundamental skills necessary for conducting alterations on various types of garments. From simple adjustments to more complex modifications, this course covers the techniques essential for achieving proper garment fit. Participants will engage in hands-on activities, learning how to evaluate garment fit, conduct pinning for alteration, and execute alterations using industry-standard methods. This course is particularly valuable for professionals in the fashion retail service sector and designers seeking to meet the diverse needs of customers requiring clothing alterations.

Basic Alteration Techniques is a comprehensive course designed to equip participants with the essential skills needed to conduct alterations on a variety of garments. Through hands-on learning and industry-relevant instruction, participants will gain the expertise required to meet the diverse alteration needs of customers and enhance their professional capabilities in the fashion retail service sector.

Registered Title:Basic Alteration Techniques SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:12:00 Training Hours:11:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:01:00 View Module

This advanced tailoring course delves into the intricacies of dressmaking, focusing on the adaptation of basic patterns to create diverse dresses with elaborate designs. Participants will gain expertise in dart manipulation methods, expanding their pattern-making skills and sewing techniques. Through comprehensive modules, students will learn to take accurate body measurements, make fitting adjustments, and master construction processes such as sewing corners, curves, linings, and garment finishing. By the end of this course, participants will have honed their dressmaking skills and gained the confidence to create beautifully tailored dresses that meet both industry standards and individual preferences.

Registered Title:Drafting and Sewing: Dress SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:44:00 Training Hours:40:00 e-Learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:04:00 View Module
Certificate Issuance

Upon successful completion of the course, student will be awarded the Statement of Attainment (SOA)

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What Do I Need?

  • A set of drafting and sewing tool kit (Please refer to full list here)
  • Laptop (Only for students applying for online classes)

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.

Solid colour 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 in either direction. 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.

Please only buy the following:

Basic Drafting & Sewing:

  1. 100% non-stretch cotton poplin for blouse
    • 1.5m (45-48 Inch width range)
      OR
    • 1m (58 – 60 inch width range)
  2. 100% non-stretch cotton twill for skirt
    • 1.5m (45-48 Inch width range)
      OR
    • 1m (58 – 60 inch width range)
  3. 23cm invisible/conceal zipper for skirt

Intermediate Drafting & Sewing:

  1. 100% non-stretch cotton poplin for shirt
    • 2m (45-48 Inch width range)
      OR
    • 1.6m (58 – 60 inch width range)
  2. 100% non-stretch cotton twill for pants
    • 2.4m (45-48 Inch width range)
      OR
    • 2m (58 – 60 inch width range)
  3. 18cm normal coil zipper (do not use metallic teeth) for pants

YKK will be sponsoring the zippers in white colour only to all our students taking Basic Drafting & Sewing and Intermediate Drafting & Sewing

Testimonials
FAQs

We have evening and weekend classes available for those who are working!

Yes, in our Basic Drafting & Sewing class, we will teach you how to draft, cut, sew and finish your very own basic skirt and blouse according to industry standards!

Yes, you can! However, you have to complete the remaining modules in order to join us in the Alteraround Project.

You can pay the remaining course fees by card! Alternatively, you can apply as a NTUC member to claim the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP) funding.

There are no prerequisites. However, students must be interested and willing to learn!

You can directly open an alteration shop from the comforts of your own home! This way, you do not have to pay for any rental and electricity.

As long as you are capable of industry standards alteration, we will consider you on a case-by-case basis. You will also have to go through a mandatory assessment by TaF.tc’s trainers.

Yes, there are. SkillsFuture Singapore Grant (SSG)(up to 70%) and SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Funding (SFMCES)(up to 90%) are both grants available to subsidies the course fees.

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