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Ao Dai traditional costume workshop SG

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Experience hosted by Mai

3 hoursHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Includes drinks and equipment

What you'll do

This workshop is designed to fit the absolute beginner in mind. Be our guest and follow the instructions, definitely you will bring back home your own stunning handmade Ao Dai.

First of all, a decent tea-time with local tea and sweet treats will be served in the beginning of the workshop. While enjoying the scent of fresh tea-leaves, we would like to tell a brief of Ao Dai - the traditional costume of Vietnam.

After the inspiring introduction, each guest can choose different textiles in our store to create their unique Ao Dai.

In the following step, the S, M, L and XL-size patterns will be provided, so guests can pick a size which fits their bodies to cut the pattern pieces.

Next, it takes 5 - 10 minutes to get through the basics of using a sewing machine to stitch straight and curve lines.

Then, with just the fundamentals of sewing and your enthusiasm, we will instruct you from the first to the final step to finish sewing the garment.

We have tricks and tips to help you conquer even the hardest parts, like zipper installation and perfect bias tape application.

Guests need no prior experience, just lots of enthusiasm!

We only have female Ao Dai patterns, but gentlemen still can join the workshop to work on a gift for their beloved women.
This workshop is designed to fit the absolute beginner in mind. Be our guest and follow the instructions, definitely you will bring back home your own stunning handmade Ao Dai.

First of all, a decent tea-time with local tea and sweet treats will be served in the beginning of the workshop. While enjoying the scent of fresh tea-leaves, we would like to tell a brief of Ao Dai - the traditional costume of Vietnam.

After the insp…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Lychee, Peach or Kumquat tea
  • Equipment
    Tools and textiles

Meet your host, Mai

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 15 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am Mai and I have been running my sewing workshop Mei Sewcial House since 2015. My workshop is first opened in Hanoi and now we have showtime for sewing lovers in Saigon as well.

Our reputation in the local sewing-lover-network is excellent with outstanding results from my students. On my Facebook fan-page, 96% of our reviews are 5-star.

About the host, myself, briefly I am not a typical local and I frequently travel around. I am the mix between Vietnamese traditional values and Western influences. Sincerely, I hope I can lighten up one spot in your exploring journey.
I am Mai and I have been running my sewing workshop Mei Sewcial House since 2015. My workshop is first opened in Hanoi and now we have showtime for sewing lovers in Saigon as well.

Our reputation in the local sewing-lover-network is excellent with outstanding results from my students. On my Facebook fan-page, 96% of our reviews are 5-star.

About the host, myself, briefly I am not a typical local and I frequently travel around. I am the mix between Vietnamese traditional va…
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Where you'll be

All the activities will be taken place in our hobbit shop-house with charming decorations mixed between modern and vintage style.
Eboni
November 2019
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Yun Joo
November 2019
Very happy with the result! Mai was very effective and patient in teaching sewing skills for novice and preparing for all the necessary sewing parts to make my own ao dai peach within 4-5 hours. I will wear it and make another one. Thanks again!
Very happy with the result! Mai was very effective and patient in teaching sewing skills for novice and preparing for all the necessary sewing parts to make my own ao dai peach wit…
Ai Nhu
November 2019
Learning with Mai was such a treat. She’s very thoughtful and considerate and we connected a lot while she personalized the lesson to my level. I really enjoyed learning about Mai and she made me feel extremely welcomed and cared for!
Ngoc Nhi
November 2019
I had a great afternoon with Chi Mai. She was very patient and made me participate to most of the process! I have no experience in sewing and she explained how to do thing clearly. She also took more time to correct my Ao Dai so it fits me perfectly. Thank you again Chi Mai!
I had a great afternoon with Chi Mai. She was very patient and made me participate to most of the process! I have no experience in sewing and she explained how to do thing clearly.…
Theresa
November 2019
I like sewing and this experience is definitely a love at first sight for me that I know I must go for it. Mai's step by step teaching not only makes construction of the apparel easy but the ao dai itself also looks very professionally finished. She patiently guided me though all the steps, and we completed an aodai in 3 hours, what an accomplishment! I love it, and I wore it straight away and headed to airport to fly off. I couldn't thank Mai enough for such experience to conclude my Vietnam trip, making it so memorable. This experience is highly recommended.
I like sewing and this experience is definitely a love at first sight for me that I know I must go for it. Mai's step by step teaching not only makes construction of the apparel ea…
Narae
August 2019
It was such a nice experience. :) I could make 'ao-dai' by myself, although I have not had any experience of sewing with sewing machine. Mai tried to respect my opinion about the clothes. Like the length of the sleeves and the skirt, the size of the neck line and the shape of the waist. Of course I couldn't do everything by myself. But Mai made me do the main part of making clothes. I drew the pattern on the fabric, cut the fabric, sew main parts of the clothes. (While she helped me like overlocking the fabric I cut, making the curve on waist. Things that I cannot do.) Her explanation was easy to understand. And when I made mistakes she kindly fixed it and gave me another chance to correct it. She did not make a clothes for me. She made me make my own clothes by myself. :) There were not many fabrics you could choose. But if you want you can prepare your own. :) It was such a pleasant experience talking and making Ao-Dai with Mai. I recommend this trip.
It was such a nice experience. :) I could make 'ao-dai' by myself, although I have not had any experience of sewing with sewing machine. Mai tried to respect my opinion about the…

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 4 guests ages 14 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.