‘Sew’ much to do for Raya


Working double time: Azahariduan (left) and Azaharudin working together to complete an order at their home in Kampung Dewan Beta, Kota Baru. — Bernama

KOTA BARU: Tailoring has been the bread and butter for identical twins, Azahariduan and Muhammad Azaharudin Jusoh, 28, for the past 13 years.

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the two who own a tailoring shop at Kampung Dewan Beta near here, have been working tirelessly since the beginning of Ramadan to fulfil customers’ orders for curtains, in time for Raya.

Azahariduan said that so far they had completed two sets of curtains, and currently the brothers are in the process of completing four more orders.

“We joined forces to complete each order as the process would take about five days to finish, ” the youngest of four siblings said.

He added that, although ready-made curtains are easily available nowadays, many still opted for custom-designed curtains according to their personal tastes and fabrics.

Asked about his career path as a tailor, Azahariduan said that it all started when they were in Form Three and did their own alterations to their school uniforms. It was followed by taking orders from friends who wanted to make alterations to their uniforms.

“After our Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia, we enrolled in a six-month tailoring course organised by Ketereh GiatMara.

“We then decided to open our own shop due to our passion for sewing and having flexible working hours, ” he said, adding that prior to opening the shop, they had both worked as contractors and in catering services.

Azahariduan said that as the business began to expand, the brothers decided to rent a shoplot at Kampung Dewan Beta in 2015.

“After six years, we now have seven sewing machines. We plan to open another shop in the city in the next three to four years, ” he added. — Bernama

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