Duration: 3 MONTHS

Course Syllabus

Course Title: Basic Tailoring ( Skill Development )

Course Duration: 3 Months (Part-Time)

Course Objectives:

  1. To provide students with a solid foundation in sewing and tailoring techniques.
  2. To familiarize students with the tools and equipment used in tailoring.
  3. To teach students about different types of fabrics and their characteristics.
  4. To enable students to read and understand sewing patterns.
  5. To train students in hand sewing techniques and decorative touches.
  6. To guide students in sewing various types of garments, including pajamas, jackets, shirts, skirts, and pants.
  7. To emphasize the importance of pattern adjustments for a better fit.
  8. To prepare students for self-employment as tailors or dressmakers.

Course Overview:

Module 1: Sewing Basics 

  • Introduction to sewing
  • Types of pins, needles, and threads
  • Cutting tools and their use
  • The importance of pressing in sewing
  • Organizing your sewing workspace

Module 2: Your Sewing Machine

  • Types of sewing machines
  • Understanding the anatomy of a sewing machine
  • Troubleshooting common bobbin problems
  • Machine maintenance and care

Module 3: Fabric 

  • Types of fabrics and their characteristics
  • Understanding warp, weft, nap, and right vs. wrong sides
  • Selecting the right fabric for garments
  • Sewing tricky fabrics effectively

Module 4: All About Patterns

  • Choosing a sewing pattern
  • Deciphering the information on the pattern envelope
  • Fabric selection and additional supplies
  • Layout and cutting patterns

Module 5: Hand Sewing 

  • Basting and its uses
  • Hemming techniques
  • Sewing buttons and making buttonholes
  • Adding decorative touches by hand

Module 6: Special Fabrics

  • Working with heavy fabrics like denim
  • Sewing fancy fabrics like lace, satin, and velvet
  • Handling plaids, stripes, and napped fabrics
  • Sewing microfiber, fake fur, and fleece

Module 7: Pattern Adjustments 

  • Basic pattern adjustments for a better fit
  • Fitting a pattern with a muslin mockup
  • Adjusting tops and bodices
  • Adjusting pants and skirts

Module 8: Sewing Pajamas 

  • Seam allowances and finishes
  • Sleeve options (gathered or straps)
  • Adding elastic
  • Hemming techniques

Module 9: Sewing an Unlined Jacket 

  • Shawl collar vs. notched collar
  • Bound seam and finished seam techniques
  • Top-stitching for a polished look
  • Length and hemming options

Module 10: Sewing a Shirt Part I 

  • Pocket placement and sewing
  • Collar construction
  • Interfacing and its role
  • Adding darts for shaping

Module 11: Sewing a Shirt Part II 

  • Making buttonholes
  • Attaching sleeves and cuffs
  • Hemming techniques for shirts

Module 12: Sewing a Skirt Part I 

  • Fitting and constructing skirts
  • Creating waistbands
  • Interfacing for waistbands
  • Adding darts for shaping

Module 13: Sewing a Skirt Part II (2 weeks)

  • Adding pockets to skirts
  • Creating gathers for a flowing skirt
  • Incorporating gores for volume and style
  • Different hemming and closure techniques

Module 14: Sewing Pants Part I 

  • Fitting pants for comfort and style
  • Understanding center front and center back
  • Sewing inner and outer leg seams
  • Exploring different pocket styles

Module 15: Sewing Pants Part II 

  • Constructing waistbands for pants
  • Adding tabbed zippers
  • Adjusting pants length and adding cuffs
  • Final hemming for pants

Course Teaching Methodology:

  • Interactive sewing demonstrations and hands-on practice
  • Use of sewing machines and mannequins for practical training
  • Group discussions and peer learning
  • Individualized pattern adjustments and fitting guidance
  • Safety and hygiene training for sewing equipment

Importance for Learners in Career Growth and Self-Employment: This course is highly beneficial for Indian learners as it equips them with fundamental tailoring skills, allowing them to pursue careers as tailors, dressmakers, or even start their own tailoring businesses. The ability to create well-fitted garments is a valuable skill, and there is a growing demand for quality tailoring services in India, making it a viable career option.

Note: The course contents can be customized based on specific learner requirements or location preferences, and additional topics or modules can be added to cater to evolving fashion trends and styles.

This syllabus provides a structured framework for students to develop their tailoring skills over a 3-month period, ultimately preparing them for self-employment and career growth in the field of fashion and garment making.

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