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Design own African Print bomber jacket

Johannesburg, South Africa

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Experience hosted by Sebo

3 hours
Includes drinks, transport, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Explore and experience Johannesburg’s fashion district like never before. Fashion Capital and the historical fashion square is located in old Johannesburg city.

Custom Bomber Jacket Experience - From Concept to Finished Garment in 3 hours

With the designer, you will visit one fabric shop to the next, looking for your favorite unique African print for your custom bomber jacket.

The designer then takes you to meet a member of his design team, measurements are taken, and they collaboratively work with you to create your custom jacket.

The experience is paired with a photoshoot in the trendy neighborhoods of Maboneng and Braamfontien, and a vlog video of the whole experience will be recorded and shared at the end (optional).

1. Choose a unique African print fabric of your choice from one of our local fabric stores (fabric include).

2. Learn how to take body measurements for the making of clothing garments.

3. Cut the pattern and pieces you’ll need to construct your custom bomber jacket.

4. Learn basic stitching and hand sewing in a practical lesson, while putting together your garment (There will be expert studio assistants who will guide and complete the jacket for you).

5. You get to star in a street photoshoot wearing the custom bomber jacket you created.

6. You’ll get a vlog video of the entire process, from shopping for fabric and cutting the fabric design & stitch
Other things to note
You will not do the whole jacket all on your own. You’ll have a designer who will take over to finish the jacket after you had the experience of cutting and sewing some pieces together. You will experience the city and local fabric and fashion district. Walk in downtown Johannesburg, cool photoshoot
Explore and experience Johannesburg’s fashion district like never before. Fashion Capital and the historical fashion square is located in old Johannesburg city.

Custom Bomber Jacket Experience - From Concept to Finished Garment in 3 hours

With the designer, you will visit one fabric shop to the next, looking for your favorite unique African print for your custom bomber jacket.

The designer then takes you to meet a…

Sebo's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Drinks
  • Transport
    Uber ride to fabric shop and to street photoshoot
  • Equipment
    I’ll provide all the sewing equipment and training how to use them.
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From £61
/ person
Wed, 25 Nov
09:30 - 12:30
£76 per person
£76 per person
Wed, 25 Nov
13:00 - 16:00
£76 per person
£76 per person
Thu, 26 Nov
09:30 - 12:30
£76 per person
£76 per person

Meet your host, Sebo

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 13 Reviews
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I’m a Johannesburg based fashion designer and I’ve been running my successful business for more than 4 years (@caraci_clothing on Instagram) I have a degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship and from college I went to pursue my passion for fashion through Sew Africa short courses academy. I make creative street wear and I cut, and sew all the clothes we sell from our business.

"Warm, colourful and effervescent – these are some of the words that do not only describe Sebo Marobela but also his brand, Caraci Clothing. The budding entrepreneur and designer made the bold decision to turn his hobby and extend his fashion sense and colourful personality into a thriving and sought-after fashion house" from a recent newspaper article.
I’m a Johannesburg based fashion designer and I’ve been running my successful business for more than 4 years (@caraci_clothing on Instagram) I have a degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship and from college I went to pursue my passion for fashion through Sew Africa short courses academy. I make creative street wear and I cut, and sew all the clothes we sell from our business.

"Warm, colourful and effervescent – these are some of the words that do not only describe Sebo Marobela but a…
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Where you'll be

1. The jacket making will happen at the Caraci Clothing studios.
2. Shop for fabric at Fashion Kapital
3. Street photoshoot in Maboneng (at this point guests will end their experience and have lunch optional)
4. Fashion district of old Johannesburg CBD

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

Hannah
March 2020
A must-do experience which will open Johannesburg up to you in an absolutely unique and memorable way! Sebo is such a warm and welcoming person who will make you feel an instant friendship vibe. Getting to know Joburg fashion district, choosing a fabric from all those beautiful prints which will be turned into your custom-made and fitted bomber jacket, which you even cut and partially sewed yourself, is such a special experience. Make sure not to miss out on this. Thanks so much, Sebo!
A must-do experience which will open Johannesburg up to you in an absolutely unique and memorable way! Sebo is such a warm and welcoming person who will make you feel an instant fr…
Floriane
March 2020
The best ever!! I booked this experience with my mum as we were looking to discover Johannesburg differently and we could not have been more happy. Sebo is awesome!! He shared his passion of fashion with us and we had such a great morning. We felt very safe being with him and it was great to discover Joburg CBD by walking in it which you usually can't do as a tourist. He brought us to the cutest shop to choose fabric and then back to his studio to work on our jacket (cut the pieces under his supervision, sew some part of it). The jackets turned out stunning and we got so many compliments. He also took us to try a local drink and recommanded places to eat. It was an amazing experience and I know we will talk about it for long, plus we get to have an amazing tailored jacket. Words can't describe how cool it was, just go for it!
The best ever!! I booked this experience with my mum as we were looking to discover Johannesburg differently and we could not have been more happy. Sebo is awesome!! He shared his…
Carlota
March 2020
This experience was like no other. Not only was Sebo unbelievably warm, kind and true to himself from the beginning making us feel comfortable throughout but we left feeling less intimidated by the daunting idea of making clothing, he made it simple and accessible. There were multiple moments where pictures and videos were taken allowing myself and my partner to feel special and prioritized in the experience. I would highly recommend the experience for anyone keen to leave feeling capable and competent surrounding the beginnings of tailoring items of fashion as well as if you want to have a wonderful, new and fun experience in the city of Johannesburg with someone who knows the fashion space VERY well. Thank you Sebo👏🏾🌻
This experience was like no other. Not only was Sebo unbelievably warm, kind and true to himself from the beginning making us feel comfortable throughout but we left feeling less i…
Morgan
March 2020
This was an amazing experience! We connected immediately with Sebo because he is such a wonderful and considerate person. The class itself was fantastic and the jackets look great, but Sebo made the experience. I would book a class on watching the grass grow if Sebo was teaching it!
This was an amazing experience! We connected immediately with Sebo because he is such a wonderful and considerate person. The class itself was fantastic and the jackets look great…
Élaine
March 2020
Amazing! If you want to experience something really authentic with a local and bring home an original piece of clothing from your trip, do it! Sebo is super friendly, he’ll even give you recommandations on where to go out and activities. One of the highlights of our trip!
Amazing! If you want to experience something really authentic with a local and bring home an original piece of clothing from your trip, do it! Sebo is super friendly, he’ll even gi…
Coretta
March 2020
This experience with Sebo was amazing!! From walking the streets of joburg sourcing fabric, exploring really cool spots and sharing a mean fish and chips one couldn’t ask for anything else. But the icing on the cake is leaving with an amazing jacket that you actively helped to make! If you never made anything like I did no need to worry Sebo’s patience is unmatched I came away with a few sewing skills. Book this tour if you want to meet an amazing creative artist who shows you the ins and outs of joburg city while giving you the opportunity to make your own unique jacket.
This experience with Sebo was amazing!! From walking the streets of joburg sourcing fabric, exploring really cool spots and sharing a mean fish and chips one couldn’t ask for anyth…

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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 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.