Design own African Print bomber jacket

Johannesburg, South Africa

Experience hosted by Sebo

3 hours, Hosted in English
A local favorite
Often booked by people who live nearby.
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.
Super storytelling
Guests say this Host tells great stories.

What you'll do

Custom bomber jacket/ an African print clothing item experience - from concept to finished garment in 4 hours:

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

The designer will walk with you to fabric shops in the inner city, where you will select a unique African print that you love from hundreds of options.

You will then meet a member of his design team and have your measurements taken. You will collaborate with them on the creation of your custom jacket.

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

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

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

3. Cut the pattern and pieces for your custom bomber jacket or any other item made in African print (discuss with us via messages on the possibility)

4. Learn basic stitching and hand sewing in a practical lesson, while putting together your garment (expert studio assistants will guide you).

5. While you enjoy lunch, your bomber jacket will be completed by our assistants.

6. You'll star in a street photoshoot wearing your custom bomber jack
Custom bomber jacket/ an African print clothing item experience - from concept to finished garment in 4 hours:

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

The designer will walk with you to fabric shops in the inner city, where you will select a unique African print that you love from hundreds of opti…

What's included

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  • Food
    NB: Optional:

    A light lunch of African cuisine will be served f...
  • Drinks
  • Transportation
    We can arrange an Uber from our studios to the street photoshoot, if needed...
  • Equipment
    I’ll provide all the sewing equipment and training how to use them.
    W...

Accessibility

Mobility / physical

No stairs or steps
Accessible bathroom
Accessible parking spot

Sensory

No extreme sensory stimuli

Meet your Host, Sebo

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 24 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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 24 reviews.

Ebony
October 2021
The true gem of this experience is SEBO himself. He made you feel like meeting up with a long lost friend. He begins with a toast and introductions and lays out the plan for the day. Then he walks you through the streets of Joburg to select your fabrics and return to his studio to cut/sew. Once your jackets are completed, you head to the rooftop for another awesome experience, the photo shoot. The bonus was we got to pay extra for extra jackets and a dress made I saw on a mannequin. All came out beautiful! The next day, he walked us through the fashion district for more shopping. His assistant Mike helped him turn around large custom orders within 2 days! We have made a new lifetime friend with Sebo for sure. He made the celebration of our 10 year anniversary extra special. Thank you Sebo for being you, a kind, creative, bold, genuine and sincere soul. You got this!
Peter
October 2021
Unbelievable experience! 5 stars does not do the experience justice. Sebo has combined personality, fashion, and Joburg perfectly. He is a genuine person, and the experience breathes with him.
Shinead
September 2021
I bought this as a gift for my mom and she had a great time and loved her jacket! Thanks so much :)
Nthabiseng
September 2021
Great experience. Went with my mother and she got to explore the city and our host was very kind and considerate, often checking in with my mother. We also met great people and had good conversations. Overall, it was an afternoon well spent. Thank you Sebo😊
Benazir
September 2021
I booked the Caraci Experience for my anniversary with my husband, hoping that we'd get a cool jacket and a photoshoot. What we got was so much more! Sebo is so lovely and warm, he made us feel comfortable immediately. Even though we happened to be double-booked, it was great to walk through the city in a bigger group and get to know the mum and daughter from Limpopo who joined us. The walk through parts of the Joburg CBD were fascinating - we are from Joburg but have never explored the city in this way. Sebo gave us a history of the fashion district and walked us through the iconic Carlton Centre, then took us to the most beautiful fabric store, packed literally to the roof with hundreds of cotton and wax prints in every colour imaginable. It took us ages to pick the perfect fabric for our jackets, so much so that I chose two in the end. We headed back to the studio to get some practice with the sewing machine, then took an Uber to Maboneng where we had the best Ethiopian food at Little Addis. We walked around Jewel City and then Ubered back to the studio, where the tailors had completed my jacket and I got to try it on. My husband picked another jacket off the rack for our photoshoot, as his hadn't been completed yet due to the size of our group and time constraints, then we went up to the rooftop and had a fun photoshoot with Sebo. I love that he made us feel so comfortable and hyped us up, and never rushed us throughout the experience. Also, super happy with how my jacket came out as I am not a standard size and Sebo mentioned how he started this business because of the lack of items for plus sizes. I suggesst setting aside more than 3 hours for your day so you can take your time taking in the city and choosing your fabrics. Wear your walking shoes, comfy clothes, maybe bring along some makeup for the photos, and keep your valuables hidden at all times during your CBD walk. I highly, highly recommend this incredible day out, whether you live in this city or not. Sebo's designs are just as beautiful as his personality :)
Steph
September 2021
I was looking forward to this experience, but it exceeded my expectations. Was great way to connect with a part of the city and vibrancy of Joburg. A great experience for my out of town friends and myself. And now have pieces that remind us of this experience and all the laughs and time we had with Sebo. Highly recommend!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

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