What you'll do
We will meet at the Sewing History museum, "Iumpium". I will be there to welcome you after a brief greeting, you will have time to understand the whole process of the class. As with any theoretical knowledge, practice is important in sewing, so you will have a go at using sewing machines on practice textiles. With guidance from me, you will have the choice of the color and length as part of the design process. Then, off to sewing: from making the waistband to the actual skirt, down to the hemline. Once every part of the traditional Hanbok dress is done, the stitching process will put the pieces together. You will spend two to three hours making a Hanbok, which will not be very difficult as most of the tough parts will be done for you. So beginners are welcome.
Nicknamed Dong-geu, "the woman in Dongdaemun", I have 40 years experience as a sewing master in Changsin-dong and I am the producer of most clothes sold in Dongdaemun. I was raised in the area, so working in the sewing industry was a natural choice. I also offer sewing classes to share the joy of making your own clothes. From March 2019, two of new Sewing Master will join this experience as a host. We will run this experience together biweekly. Despite our lack of English proficiency, we have an assistant that will be able to make the processes easy to follow.
Sewing machine and fabric You'll receive everything you need to create your own Hanbok skirt.
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Where you'll be
This experience is held at the Sewing History museum, "Iumpium", where the past, present, and future of the sewing industry live. The industry is the backbone that shaped South Korea as a leading nation in fashion. It is situated in a bustling residential area of Changsin-dong, where decades-old Korean houses, a market, fortress, and the pig's feet recipe—Jokbal—all intertwine. It possesses a unique charm with numerous Nepalese offerings.
Keep these in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 5 guests aged 18 and up can attend.
Sewing machines are very handy but can also be dangerous when misused. Please listen to the host's instruction and behave accordingly. We want you to leave happy.
Seamstress' Tale: Making Hanbok Skirt
£41 / person
£41 / person