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Be Fabulous with local Fabric Fanatic

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Be Fabulous with local Fabric Fanatic

Paused through 3rd of April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
workshop

Be Fabulous with local Fabric Fanatic

workshop

Be Fabulous with local Fabric Fanatic

Paused through 3rd of April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
4 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Our sessions are really 'sew' hands on. We make a variety of items, from aprons, to drawstring rucksacks , handbags, skirts, as well as pull on pants. We combine a few different techniques in adorning the fabric, including beads, ripping, hand embroidery and machine stitching, culminating in a bunch of different projects that you may keep - a reminder of a beautiful journey exploring your creativity utilising the timeless craft of sewing and the needle arts. As South Africa has some interesting fabrics unique to the continent and area, we encorporate these as much as possible in our projects. We also repurpose off-cuts and other discarded materials as much as possible. Most of our visitors have never ever used a sewing machine before, so a large component of the 1st 2 hours are spent becoming proficient in the use of our lovely solid and sturdy vintage machines. Liesie is a vintage sewing machine fanatic, and will quide you through how these amazing machines work. It's a bit like driving a vintage Porche or Ferrari though! Sew...Fasten your seatbelts!

Your host

Learn more about Liesie

Liesie

I am the owner & founder of The Sew Much Fun Studio- a boutique needle arts atelier , almost 7 years old now. We specialise in bespoke enrichment courses and arts therapy experiences envolving the needle arts and textiles. I love all things sewing and crafts related and of course, the ever evolving landscape of fashion... what we choose to wear! The studio offers all kinds of experiences - from learning the craft of sewing to fashion up-cycling and repurposing events called Free the Frock Fridays , where we do pop up shops & indoor markets of previously loved items and upcycled textile goods

What's included

Food
Locally made and traditional sweets - including 'koeksisters', 'melktert', and other local surprizes, mostly seasonal.
Drinks
Healthy veg juice or smoothies + African Fair trade Coffees and tea are provided + of course mineral water

Where you'll be

The Sew Much Fun Studio is a beautiful needle arts atelier and cafe. There are ample machines and large tables to utilise to get your project completed. Soothing music in the form of vinyl you can choose to play yourself, and healthy vegetarian yummy snacks+ drinks are available at the premises. We also have great smoothies and veg juices prepared on the premises.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Street parking is free & we are within walking distance from a Miciti bus station. We are also rigth opposite the Gardens Shopping Center, should you wish to shop before coming to us for Sew Much Fun.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Liesie
Be Fabulous with local Fabric Fanatic
New experience
£32/person
New experience
£32/person