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Sew drawstring pants with a tailor

London, United Kingdom

Experience hosted by Ariike

3.5 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 2 people
Includes food and equipment

What you'll do

We'll shop for fabrics in the Brixton Village and Market Row shops. This area has been revitalized and has come to be a cultural highlight of South London. We will visit 2/3 of my favourite fabric shops, selling fabrics ranging from African prints to the finest silks. Then we'll head back to my studio, where you'll learn to cut your own pattern on African print fabric.
I'll teach you how to make and sew together your new drawstring pants over some coffee, tea, and refreshments. Afterwards, you'll take home a customized pair of pants.
I'll give you a coupon for free lifetime access to my online course for the lesson, so you can make and customize drawstring pants at home for yourself, for friends and family, anytime you want.
Other things to note
- You will buy your fabric in the market.
- Please send your hip measurement & length or your skirt or jeans size.
- I also offer classes for larger groups up to 10, please email me for details.
We'll shop for fabrics in the Brixton Village and Market Row shops. This area has been revitalized and has come to be a cultural highlight of South London. We will visit 2/3 of my favourite fabric shops, selling fabrics ranging from African prints to the finest silks. Then we'll head back to my studio, where you'll learn to cut your own pattern on African print fabric.
I'll teach you how to make and sew together your new drawstring pants ov…

What's included

  • Food
    Biscuits
  • Equipment
    Sewing machine and other sewing tools

Meet your host, Ariike

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 43 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a pattern designer and tailor based in Brixton. I am on instagram @ariikestudio, @tata.madebyhand (handmade soft toys), and Youtube - Ariike Ruban. I am a Udemy tutor with over 3,000 students. I have been sewing for over 20 years, from women's/men's clothing and bags to plush toys. I work out of my studio in Brixton, SW London, where I make everything by hand.
My experience is appropriate:
As a gift,
To start/brush up sewing skills and hobby,
For corporate team building (message me directly for details).
Looking forward to meeting you.
Ari
I'm a pattern designer and tailor based in Brixton. I am on instagram @ariikestudio, @tata.madebyhand (handmade soft toys), and Youtube - Ariike Ruban. I am a Udemy tutor with over 3,000 students. I have been sewing for over 20 years, from women's/men's clothing and bags to plush toys. I work out of my studio in Brixton, SW London, where I make everything by hand.
My experience is appropriate:
As a gift,
To start/brush up sewing skills and hobby,
For corporate team…
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Where you'll be

We'll meet outside the Black Cultural Archives, a new museum in the heart of Brixton, South London. From here we'll pop over to Brixton Village to visit the fabric shops and the markets where you will buy fabric of your choice. We will then return to my studio which is housed in an old synagogue a few minutes walk from the centre of Brixton where we will spend the rest of your visit.
Suhhee
October 2019
It is truly awesome experience, though I had zero experience before, Ariike made the perfect workflow to fit my level and get it done in time ! Also talked many topics while learning, so both fun and productive !
Dana
June 2019
This is a wonderful experience for anyone looking to make a beautiful piece quickly, while getting to know a great teacher. Ariike introduces you to the energy and artistry of the Brixton area first—a really fun part of the day. The time in her studio is very focused instruction so that you are sure to come away with a beautifully-made piece. Along the way, there is wonderful conversation and lots of friendship and laughter—an awesome way to spend the afternoon thanks to Ariike!
This is a wonderful experience for anyone looking to make a beautiful piece quickly, while getting to know a great teacher. Ariike introduces you to the energy and artistry of the…
Carmela
February 2019
It was a wonderful afternoon, getting to know about the history of Brixton and its markets through a hands-on, practical activity. Ariike was a delightful host, very knowledgeable, and a great teacher when it came to polishing up on my long dormant sewing skills. Would highly recommend!
It was a wonderful afternoon, getting to know about the history of Brixton and its markets through a hands-on, practical activity. Ariike was a delightful host, very knowledgeable,…
Harriet
February 2019
I received this experience as a 30th birthday present and it was so lovely! A fab way to spend an afternoon. Ariike is super knowledgable and a great teacher. I would highly recommend this experience!
Holly
February 2019
We had an amazing day with Ariike. She made us feel so at ease from the start, sharing lots of interesting facts about an area she is clearly so fond of. We then had a tough choice of loads of amazing fabrics in the shop before heading back to her studio. Making the trousers was brilliant and there was a perfect balance of hands on and learning. We really had a great day and I would highly recommend booking an experience with Ari!!!
We had an amazing day with Ariike. She made us feel so at ease from the start, sharing lots of interesting facts about an area she is clearly so fond of. We then had a tough choice…
Daniel
January 2019
This experience with Ari was amazing! It taught me so may things I didn't know about Brixton before and I learned to make my own drawstring pants. At first, I was a bit apprehensive about sewing cloting myself but Ari was very kind and helpful to me and we had a nice time together in her sewing studio. I would rate this experience five stars as it so nice and fun. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in sewing and making clothes. Thank you so much Ari for our time together and your help . Roxy (14)
This experience with Ari was amazing! It taught me so may things I didn't know about Brixton before and I learned to make my own drawstring pants. At first, I was a bit apprehensiv…

Things to know

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 2 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

What to bring

- Fabric: you will use the fabric we buy from the fabric shops in Brixton.

- Fabric: or any fabric of your choice. The fabric should be two and a half meters in lengthh.