Design own African Print bomber jacket

Johannesburg, South Africa

Experience hosted by Sebo

  1. 4 hours
  2. Hosted in English
A local favorite
Often booked by people who live nearby.
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.
Expertise and insight
Guests say this Host shared top-notch knowledge.

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
    All the fabrics used for the items are 100% cotton. I’ll provide all the se...

Meet your Host, Sebo

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 31 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 & 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 & 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 als…
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Where you'll be

Guests can create something different to a bomber jackets, they’ll need to confirm alternative designs with designer and tailors in the morning of the experience

1. The jacket making will happen at the Caraci 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
5. All fabrics cotton / cotton wax

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 31 reviews.

Fredreana
November 2021
Sebo is amazing and truly talented! My friend and I enjoyed this experience sooo much. He really does an awesome job at curating the experience and truly exceeded our expectations. Don’t worry if you don’t have experience sewing between Sebo and his talented apprentices they guides you and make your creations come to life.
Samantha
October 2021
What an amazing experience! I would do it again and I highly recommend it. As so many have said, Sebo is an amazing host!!!
Crystal
October 2021
This was such a cool and unique travel experience with the skilled fashion designer Sebo and his business Caraci Clothing in the heart of Joburg! Sebo treated a solo female traveler like me with respect and made sure all my needs were met during this special day. We started the day with a toast and getting to know each other...then we walked the streets of the fashion district to chose fabrics for my custom piece....Then I was able to try some sewing with an industrial machine. A highlight of the day was sharing a meal of traditional south african comfort food in a small business establishment. Wonderful and lively conversation! It's been one of my best meals while traveling through southern Africa. Finally, after my jacket was adjusted to my liking, we did a photoshoot on the rooftop, with a stunning perspective of the city from above. A wonderful surprise after the experience was a series of Instagram live posts that Sebo set up for me yo document the experience so nicely and share with family and friends. I normally dislike portrait photography, but Sebo made me feel so comfortable and helped me with poses. I learned so much this day about South Africa, JoBurg, cultural questions, fashion, tailoring. Sebo was always checking in with me to he sure I was comfortable. I'll never forget this and you simply must!
Becky
October 2021
I came across this while randomly scrolling through Airbnb Experience, the amazing past reviews and how beautifully the garments came out in the marketed photoshoot caught my eye at first sight. So I invited a friend and made it a girl day out, and it turned out to be one of my top top favourite experience of all times. Sebo has such a vibrant personality just like his garments, and made us feel at home as soon as we arrived. I had requested to make a dress rather than bomber jacket, and Sebo happily catered for it! The price was the greatest value for money, as it essentially includes a walking tour in/around JHB CBD (ticking off all my bucket list items, such as small street, Carlton Centre, Gandhi Square and more…), fabric picking, garment construction and a street photoshoot. I loved Sebo’s tiredless explanations of the landmarks, honest but considerate advices on our fabric choices, and consistent upbeat energy throughout the whole day. Sebo’s passion for his brand and fashion is truly something so inspiring to witness, and be sure to ask about the story behind the name Caraci :P He gave us a true glimpse of what it’s like to work in the heart of the fashion district of Joburg in one day! Thank you Sebo for everything you have poured into making our day the brightest experience xx
Jessica
October 2021
WHOLESOME experience doesn't even begin to accurately describe this day. Sebo was such an incredible host - so easy to get on with, a whole mood! He didn't rush us, he was helpful where we struggled with choice and reassured us when we had an issues. Definitely would recommend this and will likely do it again!
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!

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    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.

Guest requirements

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