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After one year, “Sew with KORE,” the sewing and pattern making school at KORE tailoring shop aimed at women who want to make their passion for clothing a profession, is back.

Application closing date: Feb. 20

Course start date: Feb. 27

Where and how

At INTERSOS24, a multi-purpose space located in Rome at Via di Torre Spaccata, 157 and that houses KORE’s transcultural social tailoring within it.

The course

The course begins Feb. 27 and aims to provide 12 women, free of charge, with basic tailoring skills and the ability to use industrial machines that will enable them to work in artisan tailor shops and large companies operating in the garment industry. At the end of the training course there will be a selection among the participants for a training internship at KORE s.r.l. social enterprise. All participants will also be supported by the Employment Guidance Desk of INTERSOS24 through monitoring, drafting or revising a resume and active search at the network of partner companies.


– Good knowledge of the Italian language (B1) – suitable for understanding and
interpret the language spoken in the work environment.
– Familiarity with domestic and/or industrial sewing machines especially linear and overlockers;
– Prior knowledge in cutting and sewing;
– Passion, patience, attention, accuracy and attention to detail;


Applications should be sent to by Feb. 20!
There will be a pre-selection and a subsequent round of interviews and practical tests.

Program and training

Cuci con KORE has a duration of 4 months and consists of:

– 16 face-to-face classes of 4 hours each, on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (INTERSOS24’s Children’s Space is guaranteed on Tuesdays for the duration of the course)

– 16 days of practical shadowing in tailoring that will take place once a week, morning or afternoon (days to be agreed individually).

The course conducted by 1 lecturer and 1 teaching tutor is structured in 10 modules:

Module 1: Study of the characteristics of the main types of fabric; choice of yarns and needles according to the type of fabric.

Module 2: Understand the operation of industry tools, utensils and machines; perform threading the adjustment and
know the functions of the linear sewing machine and overlocker; machine maintenance and safety.

Module 3: Main hand sewing stitches; sewing techniques.

Module 4: Analysis and execution of different types of hemming.

Module 5: Main types of finishing (overlocking, English stitching, bias application).

Module 6: Rebinding, edge and bias application.

Module 7: Applying various zippers, buttons and making buttonholes.

Module 8: Analysis of paper pattern; reading of sewing data sheet.

Module 9: Concepts of placing paper patterns on the fabric (obverse, reverse, the wefts , stretch fabrics obverse and bias).

Module 10: Making a paper pattern and using the techniques

Documents to attach for application:

– Curriculum Vitae;
– A brief introduction of the person in the email;
– residence permit.

To learn about the requirements and the program in detail download the call for applications and apply by e-mailing by Feb. 20!
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