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High School Summer Internships at AIBI

Are you looking for a unique summer opportunity? Are you curious about exploring career paths in fashion or costumes? Apply HERE.


AIFI summer interns will get a career jumpstart into the parallel Chicago industries of fashion and costume production. We work with numerous local apparel designers and organizations (Peach Carr: Project Runway S8, Chicago Fair Trade, etc) as well as local theatre and film (Goodman Theatre, Timeline Theatre, Apple TV, etc…). Interns will have many development and networking opportunities by attending our events including monthly socials, breakfast clubs, educational events, clothing swaps, and more. Additionally, we offer flexible scheduling which will allow the student to participate in other summer programs or employment. Weekly hours will vary depending on the needs of the organization and the intern, approximately 5-10 hours per week, paid hourly with the opportunity for hybrid/remote work as deemed appropriate. There will be 2 weeks where hours go up to 20 to assist in preparing for major events. 


Interns will gain a basic understanding of various career paths within the Chicago apparel and costume industries including terminology and insights that can help them hone their future education and job application process. Students will gain a working knowledge of history and terminology in costume and fashion through the work and our resource library on site.


The mission of AIFI is to support the Chicago fashion, apparel, and sewn products industry through mentoring programs, scholarships, educational seminars, technical training and the retention and creation of jobs. The student selected will be primarily working with our Conscious Costume program with the mission to educate and empower costume professionals by providing resources and community to galvanize a more ethical, inclusive, and circular world.


Responsibilities will cater to each intern's skills, experiences, and interests but may include:

  • Catalog the costume stock

  • Assist in our annual clothing swap and fabric sale

  • Identify resources for local, national, and international professionals to improve the sustainability of their artistic practice

  • Assist with educational workshops for other professionals and the public

  • Create educational social media posts, graphics, or videos

  • Merchandising 



  • Eagerness to learn

  • Career interest in fashion or costume

  • Flexibility and curiosity

  • Ability to take direction and adjust to new information

  • Self-motivated in less structured environments


Desired, but not essential qualifications:

  • Sewing experience

  • Knowledge of fashion history

  • Social media experience, primarily Canva and Instagram


Pay: $12.00 per hour

Application link: 

Now Hiring: Part Time Seamstress or Seamster


FLAX, a well-established women’s clothing company, is looking for an experienced sewist to join our product development team is Des Plaines, IL. This position will work alongside the Design Manager and Pattern Maker at this location.

Key Responsibilities:

• Sewing accurate samples following tech pack instructions.

• Provide feedback on construction as necessary.

• Operating and maintaining equipment such as single needle, serger, buttonhole, cover stitch, steam iron, and vacuum table.

• Performing occasional alterations on samples for photoshoots.

• Organizing and light cleaning of the sewing room.

• Performing other reasonable job duties as assigned by the manager.


Skills and Qualifications:

• Experience cutting, sewing, and pressing in a professional capacity.

• Ability to read pattern cards carefully and follow sewing instructions precisely.

• Strong sense of accountability.

• Experience with Gerber marker making is a plus.

Contact Joanna Wittmer for more information:

Experienced Stitchers Needed

Boogie Baby needs 2-3 people for sewing

  • full-time (30+ hours per week)

  • Industrial serger and single needle machines

  • In Highland Park

  • Preferably Spanish speaking

  • Making Baby blankets, towels and pillows (sells in Neiman Marcus: )

Contact Ellie for more information: or 847-579-8900

For Sale

For Sale

Juki Single Needle (DD7-8700) and Juki 4-thread Overlock (ML-6714s)


Ideally $2000 for both; but willing to sell separately. Delivery available; comes with a box of supplies.

Call or Text Scott Judge at 847.567.7950 or email

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