Drafting and Sewing: Jackets

On Campus Short Course Apparel Design and Product Development Industrial Engineering, Quality & Production

Learn to draft and sew a jacket with proper tailoring techniques and approaches adopted by the fashion industry! SkillsFuture claimable 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. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

The Details


    Registered Title: (Drafting and Sewing: Jackets )

    TPGateway Code:TGS-2022014433

  • total hours


  • Mode of Learning

    On Campus


Course Duration

SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:44:00 Trainer Facilitated Hours (On Campus/Virtual):40:00 Self-Directed E-learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:04:00
  • Develop patterns for notched collar jacket with given industry’s specification or measurement
  • Develop patterns for a variety of jacket styles including a cardigan jacket
  • Prepare fabric, lining and interfacings for layout and cutting of the jacket
  • Apply fusible interfacings and reinforcements for the jacket component before sewing
  • Sew and seam units in progressive assembly
  • Evaluate the jacket against the given specifications or measurements and make adjustment to the desire fit
  • Press the sewn jacket into shape
Key Learning Areas
  • Conversion from centimetres into inches and vice versa
  • Points of body measurements
  • Types of stitches and seams
  • Types of jackets pattern development
  • Types of interfacings, facings and hemming finishes
  • Pressing techniques
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Items Required For Class

Before your class begins, we'd like you to make sure that you have the following items so that the class can proceed smoothly.

The following items are compulsory for students to bring:

  • Fabric for shirt - Material should be made of cotton poplin
    • Either 2m length by 45 - 48  inch width; OR
    • 1.6m length by 58 - 60 inch width.
  • Fabric for pants - Material should be made of cotton twill
    • Either 2.4m length by 45 - 48 inch width; OR
    • 2m length by 58 - 60 inch width
  • Additionally, solid color fabric is highly recommended. Clearly mark which is the face and back of the fabric.
  • If you prefer to get prints, please get prints that are non-directional and can be cut in either direction. Example, if you get a dinosaur print, you must make sure the dinosaurs are looking at all different directions and not just one.
  • It is advisable to get fabrics that are not too soft and slippery.

The following items will be provided (Students are free to bring their own):

  • White 15cm Normal Coil Zipper (do not get metallic teeth zippers)
  • Black and White thread

Optional to bring

  • Your TaF.tc Sewing Tool Kit - Drafting and sewing tools will be provided in class. *Do take note that the learning tools are for class usage. Kindly return them after class ends. Should you feel that you would like to own this set of tools, you can purchase the kit at Sing Mui Heng.
  • Testimonials

    We highly discourage you from missing any classes since the entire program is designed to be hands-on intensive. There is also a minimum attendance requirement of 75% of training hours for Singaporean and PRs, and 90% of training hours for international students. If you do not meet the 75% attendance requirement, you will not be eligible to enjoy subsidies nor to sit for the assessment. Make sure you block off your time during your training with us or find an intake option that will ensure you do not miss any classes. You will only wish that you had more time in the class!

    We do not offer any make-up or replacement classes.

    Yes! You can use any SkillsFuture Credits you have to pay for course fees.

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