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About Us

Magdalene Sewing Centre Pte Ltd has been supplying school uniforms to Singapore schools for the past 20 years and is one of the leading suppliers in the nation. We believe that quality school attire play a role in the learning environment as dressing smartly is part and parcel of good image and discipline at school.

The Magdalene Sewing Centre (MSC) Pte Ltd, formed and registered in 2003, is the brainchild of an Italian Canossian nun, Sr. Marcellina, gifted in teaching sewing and dressmaking.


Sr. Marcellina had wanted to be a missionary since young. She firmly believed that one could not achieve anything without some suffering and that joining the convent required one to give up one’s worldly possessions and make other sacrifices. She had her calling and left for Singapore in Dec 1954.


Sr. Marcellina’s greatest joy comes from educating the poor. A skilled dressmaker, she was put in charge of MSC managed by the Canossian Sisters. There she managed to secure sewing contracts for the girls studying there.  


At the now-closed Catholic Welfare Vocational Training Centre, she accepted girls who dropped out of primary schools. There she taught them vocational skills such as sewing and other subjects.


Sr. Marcellina also conducted dressmaking courses in the evenings for young working adults and homemakers. Most of the ladies who attended were earning decent wages and wanted to take the opportunity to learn a new, efficient and moden method of dressmaking in which Sr. Marcellina specialised.  

Building on the foundation that Sr. Marcellina had established over the years, MSC today continues to provide employment for females from low-income families. MSC also provides opportunity for homemakers with young children to work from home so that they can continue to receive some earnings while looking after their families. Most of our ladies have been with MSC for more than 20 years.

Who we are


  • To be the leading supplier to provide one stop service for school uniform, PE attire , shoes and socks.


  • To provide one-stop solutions, ranging from school uniforms to PE attires and school shoes to socks, that serve to meet the needs of all schools in Singapore

Our Service

The Magdalene Sewing Centre produces high quality school uniforms to every student and keep every single customer satisfied with her value-added services. MSC produces high quality school uniforms. This can be evidenced by the workmanship, fine finish and superior tailoring techniques, using only colour-fast and high durable fabrics MSC offers a wide range of school uniform sizes so as to ensure that her students of any build are outfitted smartly. This reduces the need for her customers to spend the extra money on alterations.

  1. Designing

  2. Drawing Paper pattern

  3. Fabric cutting

  4. Sewing



  • Holy Innocents Primary School

  • Canossa Convent Primary School

  • St Anthony's Canossian Primary School

  • CHIJ Convent of Our Lady of Good Counsel

  • CHIJ Our Lady of the Nativity

  • CHIJ Kellock Primary

  • CHIJ Our Lady Queen of Peace

  • CHIJ Toa Payoh Primary

  • CHIJ Katong Primary

  • St Anne's Church Kindergarten

  • Canossian Convent Kindergarten

  • Magdalene's Kindergarten

  • St Joseph Church Kindergarten

  • St Paul's Church Kindergarten

  • St Francis Xavier Kindergarten

  • St Francis of Assisi Kindergarten

  • Pearlbank Kindergarten

  • Star of The Sea Childcare Centre

  • St Joseph's Church Childcare Centre

  • Church of The Holy Trinity Play Centre

  • St Vincent De Paul Play Centre

  • Villa Francis Home for The Aged

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