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DIY handcrafted leather at DIY Box

Rated 4.80 out of 5 from 97 reviews.Hanoi, Vietnam

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Experience hosted by Nguyen

2 hours
Includes tickets
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Experience to DIY handcrafted leather & drink cups of coffee

Basically, Vietnam has many attractions but most of them just for sight-seeing. In there, You could make heaps of leather stuffs by yourself with a reasonable price. If you have time and prefer experiencing activities, DIY Box is an ideal place for you in Hanoi.

What's included

  • Tickets
    Create your leather design, our English-fluent guides will companion to fin...
From £23
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Nguyen

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 97 Reviews
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Born and raised in the Hanoi capital, the center of Vietnamese culture and traditional handicrafts. I graduated as IT-Software engineer, but fall in love with hand-crafts as a child. Started to learn handmade leather by my-self from 2013, I decided to start plan of my life with the material. I came to the realization that my workshop was an place where everyone can come & have experience, to know or understanding how does artisan make excellent handicrafts. I hope the crafts will be preserved and honored all over the world.
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Where you'll be

DIY Box Leather Workshop, a warm and cozy corner is located in Hanoi Craft House - a house of stunning craft and design stuff.

Rated 4.80 out of 5 from 97 reviews.

Krista
December 2019
I enjoyed making my little wallet, however the instructor (who didn’t even tell us her name) seemed very uninterested and wasn’t engaging. She spent most of her time looking at her phone. Minimal Explanation was given, and some parts she just did for me and made it seemed quite rushed. I was disappointed in the experience.
I enjoyed making my little wallet, however the instructor (who didn’t even tell us her name) seemed very uninterested and wasn’t engaging. She spent most of her time looking at her…
Sally
October 2019
This experience was great value for the cost. Nguyen was extremely kind and generous and it was one of my favorite memories in Hanoi. To begin, my friends and I booked a class for Friday but needed to change the date to Thursday (friend had to make a red eye flight unexpectedly). We decided to simply stop by the shop as it was only 5 min away from where we stayed. We arrived at 7pm and they were more than happy to do the class on such short notice. We stayed from 7-10pm and they even let us create custom pieces we found online. I decided to create an airpod case and nguyen told me that I could make two since the item was so small (for no extra cost!). The entire team is extremely sweet and helpful. We chatted while they taught us how to create a template, cut the leather and put everything together. They let us pick out the leather we wanted and supplied any additional accessories we wanted to use (I added a keyring and clasp to my airpod case). They were never stingy or asked for more money. They were always happy to help us when we were having trouble (I couldn't get my corners rounded well so nguyen happily did that for me whenever I needed). We ended up sharing dessert that night and showed me my favorite dessert (tofu with grass jelly and white boba). My friends and I were pretty slow and we were afraid we couldn't get our pieces done by end of class, but nguyen said we could come back the next day and finished. We spent a total of 6+ hrs creating our leather pieces and the quality of service was excellent throughout. Like I said, huge bang for your buck.. If youre interested in learning about how leather goods are made, I would highly recommend taking this course. Any comparable class in the US would have cost anywhere from $100-$200 so definitely an experience worth trying for little risk/cost. They also spoke excellent English so no language barrier here! Thank you again :)
This experience was great value for the cost. Nguyen was extremely kind and generous and it was one of my favorite memories in Hanoi. To begin, my friends and I booked a class fo…
Alison
June 2019
Overall good experience but felt rushed and I didn’t learn much as the guide did some parts for me without explanation (or consultation about what styles I wanted) and did not speak a lot of English. Great workspace and materials
Boram
June 2019
여자쌤은 완전 100점 친절하고 영어도잘하시고 잘알려주시고 꼼꼼했어요 실력도 굳 그런데 남자쌤은 실력이 좋아보이진 않았어요 여자쌤 강추 너무감사해용
Chuinwei
May 2019
An enjoyable activity in the midst of all the Hanoi bustle. It was a great experience with my family, and definitely something I'd love to do again.
Mia
May 2019
Enjoyed our time here. Had a few people advise of different techniques which became confusing. Two lady’s were very helpful and put us at ease. Was a good experience but wouldn’t go again.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

DIY Box provides transportation service, contact for more detail
For making a handicraft, it's contraindications for those who lack patience, If you do not then this is your great challenge <3