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Cutting & Tailoring

Cutting and Tailoring


Food, Clothing and a house to live in have been considered as essential necessities for human beings. With changing times, today clothing provides not only protection but is also a mode of expression of one’s personality. In this developing and fast changing world, clothing has emerged as an area of presentation of one’s confidence and identity. Hence these days many people are recognized by the way they are dressed. The making of garments involves various stages, beginning with the generation of an idea for a style to the collection and assembly of various components used for the garment like the fabric and the accessories.

Today’s clothing is a medium of expression of creative skills of the designer and the skills of a fabricator. Stitching is the basic skill which transforms the preconceived idea, which is expressed as “design” into its practical usable form of “garment” or a “style”. Stitching is the craft of fastening or attaching objects using stitches made with a needle and thread. Sewing is used in garment making and also in a variety of crafts and industries which include upholstery, furnishing and sports goods. It is a vocational stream and the fundamental process underlying a variety of textile arts and crafts including embroidery, quilting and patch work.

Clothing is an expensive investment in the present age and time for most people and women have an important role in purchasing, producing and using items of clothing. While in rural India much clothing is still produced at home by female members of the family, more and more ready-made clothes for the middle classes are being produced with sewing machines. Needlework and stitching is one of the few occupations considered acceptable for women. It can be practiced at home or at small scale cottage industry level since it provides the opportunity of flexible timing.

In today’s scenario, before sewing an article of clothing, a pattern is generally used to construct the garment. A pattern can be quite simple. Some patterns are nothing more than a mathematical formula that is used for stitching a garment based on the intended wearer's measurements.

These days most clothing is mass produced and conforms to standard sizes, which are based on body measurements that are intended to fit the largest proportion of the population. However, while "standard" sizes generally provide a useful guideline, there is no industry standard that is both widely accepted and strictly adhered to by the producers.

The course of “Cutting and Tailoring” is an effort to develop stitching skills in an individual which would not only help one generate newer forms of design but also would provide a sound footage in guiding a skilled person to transform the idea into a garment.

How You Learn

Education is provided in blended mode through printed self-learning material and DVDs containing audio and video of all the practical activities included in the course. The course material is prepared by teams of experts. Besides imparting personal skill, other values like those in Indian Culture and understanding of religion, community service, games etc are also included in the one year programme for overall and complete personality development of the candidate.

The Certificate holder will acquire the required skills over a period of two semesters. The teaching is divided into a 75% practical component and 25% theory component. In the Certificate programme full stress is on the practical aspects. The primary purpose of the programme is to enable the students to focus on a particular set of working skills which should lead to a vocation or employment. The evaluation is done by internal as well as external experts.

What You Learn

In particular, students successfully completing the programme would be able to:

  • Select suitable techniques for different styles and types of Dress designs according to the latest trends.
  • Illustrate and understand various types of garment sketches and techniques in making them.
  • Stitch various types of garments.
  • Prepare patterns of garments as per design requirement
  • Manage the production of different types of garments on the shop floor
  • Set up an entrepreneurial unit
  • Acquire skill in Computer Aided Designing skills for garment industry

Skills You Learn

The course will enlighten the students on the basic aspects of Cutting and Sewing and enriching their skills relating to:-

  • Using the sewing machine
  • Taking accurate measurements
  • Using patterns
  • Cutting out
  • Seams and seam finishes
  • Fastenings – zips and buttonholes
  • Darts and hemming
  • Selection and use of a range of materials and equipment
  • Pressing and interfacing

Career Opportunities

 The following employment opportunities are visualized for Certificate holders in Cutting and Tailoring-

  • As a self-employed person starting a small-scale industry
  • As a fashion coordinator in export/domestic industry/buying houses
  • As a consultant for garment manufacturing
  • As a Designer for garment styles
  • As an Embroidery Designer
  • As a freelancer in different activities associated with Dress Design
  • As a Teacher
  • As a pattern designer / Merchandiser



Duration of the Course: 6 months

Application Process


Interested candidates must have appeared/passed the CBSE/ISCE/ISC/Regional Board (or any other equivalent board) 10+2 examination in any discipline. Candidates who have recently appeared for the examination and are awaiting their results may also apply.


We, at EXIN follow the following evaluation procedures for admission to its various courses. Candidates have to undergo:

The admission procedure to various courses at EXIN follows the method of:


1. An admission test.

2. An all-inclusive interview.





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