Duration: 1 MONTH

Course Syllabus

Course Title: Tailoring (Skill Development Course)

Duration: 1 Month (Part-Time)

Course Objectives:

  • Provide students with fundamental tailoring skills and knowledge.
  • Familiarize students with sewing tools, fabrics, and patterns.
  • Develop proficiency in garment construction and alteration techniques.
  • Prepare students for self-employment opportunities and career growth in the tailoring industry.
  • Highlight the importance of tailoring skills in meeting clothing needs and customization.

Course Overview: This 1-month part-time Tailoring Skill Development Course is designed to empower Indian students with practical skills in sewing and garment construction. The curriculum covers a range of topics, from sewing basics to advanced garment sewing techniques. The course is adaptable to accommodate learners with varying levels of prior knowledge and can be customized to meet specific learner or location needs.

Course Teaching Methodology:

  • Classroom Instruction: Theory and concepts related to tailoring.
  • Hands-On Practical Training: Students will practice sewing and garment construction techniques.
  • Demonstrations: Instructors will demonstrate sewing and tailoring techniques.
  • Group Projects: Collaborative sewing projects and real-world garment construction.
  • Individualized Guidance: Instructors will provide one-on-one guidance to address specific learner needs.

Importance for Learner in Career Growth and Self-Employment:

  • Graduates of this course will possess valuable tailoring skills, in demand for clothing alteration and customization.
  • It provides a foundation for self-employment opportunities as students can establish their own tailoring businesses.
  • Offers potential for career growth in the fashion and garment industry.

Course Contents:

Module 1: Sewing Basics

  • Introduction to sewing
  • Sewing tools: pins, needles, thread
  • Cutting tools and other sewing equipment
  • The importance of pressing
  • Staying organized

Module 2: Your Sewing Machine

  • Types of sewing machines
  • Anatomy of a sewing machine
  • Bobbin problems and maintenance

Module 3: Fabric

  • Types of fabric
  • Understanding fabric characteristics
  • Choosing fabric for your garment
  • Sewing tricky fabrics

Module 4: All About Patterns

  • Choosing a pattern
  • Deciphering the pattern envelope
  • Fabric selection based on patterns
  • Layout deciphered

Module 5: Hand Sewing

  • Basting
  • Hemming
  • Adding buttons
  • Decorative hand-sewing touches

Module 6: Special Fabrics

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

Module 7: Pattern Adjustments

  • Basic pattern adjustments
  • Fitting a pattern with a muslin mockup
  • Adjusting tops and bottoms

Module 8: Sewing Pajamas

  • Seam allowances and finishes
  • Working with sleeves, gathers, or straps
  • Adding elastic
  • Hemming

Module 9: Sewing an Unlined Jacket

  • Shawl collar vs. notched collar
  • Bound and finished seams
  • Top-stitching techniques
  • Lengths and hems

Module 10: Sewing a Shirt Part I

  • Pocket placement
  • Collar construction
  • Interfacing
  • Working with darts

Module 11: Sewing a Shirt Part II

  • Creating buttonholes
  • Sleeve and cuff assembly
  • Hems

Module 12: Sewing a Skirt Part I

  • Fitting skirts
  • Waistband construction
  • Interfacing
  • Darts and seams

Module 13: Sewing a Skirt Part II

  • Adding pockets
  • Creating gathers and gores
  • Hems and closures (buttons, snaps, zippers)

Module 14: Sewing Pants Part I

  • Fitting pants
  • Working with center front and center back seams
  • Inner and outer leg seams
  • More about pockets

Module 15: Sewing Pants Part II

  • Waistband construction
  • Tabbed zipper
  • Adjusting length and hems

Note: The course content can be tailored to meet specific learner requirements or regional variations.

Upon successful completion of this Tailoring Skill Development Course, students will have the knowledge and practical skills necessary for a fulfilling career in tailoring or the ability to start their own self-employment ventures in the garment industry. This course provides a solid foundation for individuals seeking opportunities in India's clothing and fashion sector.

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