Apprenticeship Programme

Apprenticeship Programme

The Course is designed to ensure individuals have deep knowledge of Garment Construction (Sewing skills and Techniques) and get introduced to the use of Pattern Making Method in Apparel making.


Also, to give those who cannot afford to enrol on the full programme the opportunity to learn and learn right


This program, which is designed to address the need for better trained machinists /Stitchers and help young people who have passion for Fashion the transition from school to the work world, can also serve as a good source of labour to Garment Factories / Design Houses and Fashion Designers.


This will also ensure that such individuals who are employable by designers as Machinists/ Stitchers are in turn paid the worth for their skills


The total duration for the Programme is 6 Months; 4 Months learning period, 2 Months Internship Period.


A well-structured Course Outline and Time-Table will be followed and a copy given to All Participants


Certificate of Completion will be awarded at the end of the Course.



  • Anyone who wants to start a career in Fashion Design
  • Anyone who wants to learn the Art of Dressmaking; Be Able to Take Accurate Measurements; Be able to Read and Or Draft Patterns Accurately; and Be Able to Sew Professionally (Sewing Techniques)
  • Anyone who wants to learn the “Real” Pattern Making Method of Creating garments
  • Anyone who sews but wants to learn the Pattern-making Method and upgrade their Skills
  • One who is focused, passionate, committed, dedicated and determined to succeed.



  • Basic understanding of Mathematics (Arithmetic) is required.
  • Punctuality: Participants MUST be fully committed during the period of the Course. Lateness will not be tolerated
  • Learning Tools and Materials: Participants are required to provide their tools and materials. List of tools will be given. Useful learning links will be shared in class 
  • Participants must provide two (2) passport photographs



  • Registration Form: #5,000
  • Course: #150,000 + STARTER’S PACK
  • 1 yard of Muslin
  • Measuring tape
  • Seam ripper
  • Long metal ruler
  • Hip curve
  • Tracing wheel
  • Erasable pen
  • White paper
  • Pencil, eraser and sharpener
  • Hand needle
  • Machine needle – size 14,16,18
  • Thread (1piece)
  •   Students will buy other Materials needed for the Course as would be instructed.


Next Batch resumes on 12th Feb 2020







  • Participants would have learnt the skills and Techniques needed in Sewing professionally, to make them employable or even start their personal sewing business.
  • Participants will be able to Draft the 5 Basic Sloppers in Pattern-making (Front Skirt, Back Skirt, Front Bodice, Back Bodice and Straight Sleeve)
  • Participants will also be able to draft the Basic Dress Blocks (Front and Back) and be able to sew professionally.
  • Participants will be able to think logically and creatively
  • Dedicated Participants become employable
  • Students who dedicate their time and well committed during the Training and Internship will acquire more knowledge at the end of their Programme



  • Learning about Machine – Types and Use, Sewing, overlocking, stoning, Multi-Function
    1. Introduction to Sewing Tools
  • Working with Machine Templates (about 10 Templates)
  • Hand and Machine Stitches
  • Garment Construction - (Sewing Skills and Techniques)
    1. Seams, Darts, Zippers, Seam Allowances Ease
    2. Finishing with Lining
    3. Finishing with Facing
    4. Hong-Kong Finishing (where applicable)
    5. Band - Shaped and Straight
    6. Interfacing - Types and how to use
    7. Introduction to Machine Foot
    8. Needle - Types and Functions
  • Introduction to Basic Skirt (Long) Blocks (3 Foundations)
    1. Straight
    2. Shaped-Straight
    3. A - Line
    4. Introduction to Pattern-making Tools
    5. Terms and Abbreviations
    6. CB Lengthening (Why and How)
    7. Manipulating Back Dart
    8. Grain Lines
    9. Layout - How to place Patterns on Fabrics
  • Skirt Variations -
    1. Pencil - Short
    2. A-line (Dart Transfer)
    3. Panel (With and without Yoke)
    4. Flare - (Slash & Spread Method
      1. Trumpet Skirt (No Knee Seam)
    5. Circle Methods
    6. Gore
    7. Godet
    8. Pleats and Gathers
    9. Tier
    10. Introduction to Asymmetric Design
  • Introduction to Basic Bodice Blocks Only
    1. Back and Front Blocks
    2. Waist Shaping
  • Introduction to Basic Sleeve Block
    1. Straight Sleeve Block
  • Introduction to Dress Foundation
    1. Basic Dress Block