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Tailoring  Program

Fashion design is an important aspect of the BEC Tailoring course.  It focuses on the style or cut of the garment which is then sewn according to the pattern, body measurements, and fitting. Good tailoring can result in a whole new wardrobe for women who feel like they’ve never had the right fit.

Trainees learn how to choose a fabric for their garment which is a very important step in sewing. They also learn basic and advanced sewing techniques including pressing, pinning, cutting, and marking fabrics; how to insert a zip and make buttonholes, locally known as amatundu.

Basic hand and sewing machine stitches are covered comprehensively. Although sewing machines can sew many types of stitch, we believe that it's important to learn to stitch by hand as there are instances when machines would be too aggressive for the fabric type or be more difficult to use. Therefore, trainees learn how to employ a variety of hand and machine stitches and gain an understanding of when each should be applied.

Trainees acknowledge and appreciate the role of tailoring in our day-to-day lives as well as accepting that it is the process of making adjustments, big or small, to a piece of clothing in order to give the clothing the best fit.


The best way of thinking about it is that by buying a regular dress at a department store, you are buying a template, and your tailor is the artist that really makes the piece of clothing yours.


These tweaks can be anything from shortening or lengthening hemlines, adding darts to oversized sweaters, moving breast buttons to a more comfortable place on the fabric, or taking fabric away from an oversized waist.

Sometimes, tailoring can include making a piece of clothing more functional, by taking away unnecessary layers of fabric if the customer doesn’t prefer a lining, or by adding hoods and extra wool to cold-weather clothing that needs an extra layer of warmth.


This course is available to any doesn’t ask about gender and age group and doesn’t have or any other requirements except for a, but the passion to learn and then use your skillset to beautify others and also to earn a living. 

Trainees are also equipped with basic skills that can help them find also learn some simple basic mechanical solutions that can when stop the machine stops functioning. 


This includes greasing, oiling, and tightening loose nuts, etc. This training helps students to learn that not every mechanical challenge needs to be can be referred to as a mechanic. Learning to solve these simpler mechanical problems themselves also helps to learn how to save money, by fixing such problems by themselves.

Lastly, students  they are trained on how to turn their tailoring skills into as a business with the aim of making profits from their business through good record keeping and financial management.


It is emphasised to students that any business thrives on two basic principles:

honesty and quality assurance. 

Learning and bargaining skills will also result in better deals for both the customer and supplier of materials.

This program works towards the

Global Sustainable Development Goals


This program focuses on contributing to two Global Goals;

Goal 4 Quality Education: to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all, following Target 4.3 and 4.4.


Goal 8 Decent Work and Economic Growth: to promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all, following Target 8.3, 8.5 and 8.6

This program overview was written by Shallon Nakimwero from Busubi Empowered Communities.

This webpage was prepared and edited by Tejasvi Kumari from Followings Foundation. 
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