Drafting and Sewing: Tops

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

Learn to develop a variety of patterns for tops with variations of collar, neckline and sleeves!

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 explicit teaching. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

The Details


    Registered Title: (Drafting and Sewing: Tops )

    TPGateway Code:TGS-2022014430

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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
  • 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
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
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Items Required For Class

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.

    For your own Sewing Tool Kit - If you have not purchased it before, please refer here for the full list.

    Should you feel that you would like to own this set of tools, you can purchase the kit at SMH Crafts.
  • You will need a laptop OR computer OR tablet*, whichever you prefer, for viewing your E-books and E-Learning.
    *Devices need to have a working camera and a microphone.


    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!

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

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

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