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
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I'm interested!

TaF.tc will be creating a curated training programme (Sewing Track Bundle) to help kickstart your sewing alteration journey with us!

You will be learning 8 modules with us:

  1. Basic Drafting and Sewing
  2. Intermediate Drafting and Sewing
  3. Basic Alteration
  4. Fit Evaluation and Pinning for Alteration
  5. Pattern Drafting and Sewing - Dress
  6. Textiles and Fabric Care*
  7. Intermediate Alteration Techniques*
  8. Advanced Alteration Techniques*

*Two new courses from TaF.tc to help you learn more about advanced alteration! Stay tuned for updates.

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


Total course fee is S$1291.26* (after SSG funding) and application fee waiver of $12.84 per module. You can use your SkillsFuture Credit to offset the amount.

*Only applicable to Singaporeans 40 years old and above OR SGs/PRs sponsored by their company.

Nett Fee Payable for Singaporeans below 40 years old and PRs: $4,763.65


  • Fabrics and Sewing Tool Kit will be sponsored
  • Guidance will be provided on registering as a sole proprietor
  • Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) registration fee of S$150 will be sponsored
  • Ban Soon will be loaning one lockstich 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$20 (worth S$718)

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!

 

FAQs

  • If I'm a graduate who have done 1 or 2 modules, can I join the programme?

    • You have to complete the 8 dedicated modules to join us in the Brand New Sewing Alteration Project!
  • How long is the training?

    • Approximately 160 training hours
  • What's the time-line of the Sewing Alteration Project?

    • Course registration will start from August 2020 onwards and once you complete your training, you are ready to come on board with us and start your very own alteration business!
  • Will the few modules prepare us ready for the course?

    • The 8 dedicated modules from TaF.tc will ensure you have the skills and knowledge to run your own alteration service