Textile and Fashion Industry Training Centre (TaF.tc)

SEWING ALTERATION  PROJECT
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Earn as you learn, doing what you love, from the comfort of your home

What is AlterAround | | I'm Interested! | FAQs

 

Why AlterAround?

The digital age is here. Faster than ever, and we want to be ahead of the curve by developing and creating business opportunities to help our sewing graduates.

We want you to start your very own alteration business, and for the same reason, to meet the gap in the fashion industry.

Illustration of student sewing with domestic machine

What is the current gap in the fashion industry?

More and more Singaporeans are buying clothes online because it is convenient. However, one of the main disadvantage is that they are unable to try the clothes on first, so returning the clothes or altering them would be the next best option.

When Singaporeans are looking for an alteration service near their neighbourhood, it is a difficult and time consuming process because they need to justify the price with the sewing workmanship.

Illustration of the tools of sewing

 

What is AlterAround?

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.

TaF.tc is developing a mobile application to help Singaporeans who are finding alteration shops nearest to their location, and matching them with the closest alteration personnel.

We will be partnering with Ban Soon, to provide a loan cum purchase (sponsored by third party) for the sewing machines to help our new business owners!

This project is for you if you want to:

  • 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
Illustration of students doing a sewing project

 

I'm interested!

TaF.tc will be creating a curated training programme to help you kickstart your sewing alteration journey!

You will be learning 8 modules with us:

  Course Fee for All SG/PRs Online On-Campus

Basic Drafting and Sewing

S$ 161.57*

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Intermediate Drafting and Sewing

S$ 161.57*

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Basic Alteration

S$ 78.11*

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Fit Evaluation and Pinning for Alteration

S$ 46.01*

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Pattern Drafting and Sewing - Dress

S$ 209.72*

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Intermediate Alteration Techniques

S$ 95.23*

 

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Advanced Alteration Techniques

S$ 95.23*

 

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Textiles and Fabric Care**

S$ 40.34*

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Total Nett Fee Payable

S$ 847.44

 

 

*Course fees indicated are after SSG funding and application fee waiver (worth S$12.84 per course)

**Textiles and Fabric Care class will be proudly sponsored by Ban Soon


  • Courses listed above are SkillsFuture Credit eligible
  • Sewing Tool Kit will be sponsored and only be provided for students who have not done TaF.tc's Basic Drafting and Sewing
  • Guidance will be provided on registering as a sole proprietor
  • Ban Soon will be loaning one lockstitch sewing machine (worth $220) and one overlock machine (worth $498)
    • At the end of the course, students have the option to buy back both lockstitch and overlock sewing machines at S$120 (worth S$718)*
  • Students must apply and complete the 8 modules listed above in order to be eligible for the AlterAround Programme incentives 

If you are interested to join us in this project, you can fill in your contact details on the provided form, and we will get back to you!


 

Register Your Interest!

 

FAQs

Yes, you can! However, you have to complete the remaining modules in order to join us in the Brand New Sewing Alteration Project and to be eligible for the incentives above
Approximately 160 training hours in total across all 8 modules
The 8 dedicated modules from TaF.tc will ensure you have the skills and knowledge to run your own alteration service