KOTA BHARU – Tailoring has been bread and butter for identical twins, Azahariduan and Muhammad Azaharudin Jusoh, 28, for the past 13 years.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic which hit the country, 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 Aidilfitri.
Azahariduan said that thus 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 complete,” said the youngest of four siblings to Bernama.
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 where they did alterations to their own school uniforms. It was followed by taking orders from friends who wanted to make alterations to their uniforms.
“After our Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), 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 shop lot at Kampung Dewan Beta in 2015.
“After six years, we now have seven sewing machines. We also plan to open another shop in the city in the next three to four years to get more orders,” he added.