Make a Fabric Money Bag

Bring Good Fortune into your Life

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$15.00per guest

Highlights

  • The pouch is multi-purpose and can be used to store other items too like smartphones, cameras and chargers
  • Get to mingle with the women at WSDO who have been in operation for over three decades
  • Try your hand at using a traditional sewing machine
  • Get to choose from a variety of fabric patterns and designs for your phone case

Inclusive of:

  • All tools and materials
  • English speaking guide

Not Inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service
  • Meals
  • Tips & gratuities
$US 15.00 per guest
3 hours
1 - 5 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

Full refund available for cancellations made up to 24 hours prior to booking start time.

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Private Class
$ 15.00/trip

More About This Experience

If you've ever ventured into the local vegetable markets then you've surely noticed the pervasiveness of the Thaili, those little colourful pouches that local women hold in their hands while bargaining the price of onions with a street vendor. Carrying money isn't the only use the Thaili, it can also be used to store your mobile phone, camera, keys and the like. WSDO has the widest array of fabric that we've seen till date, and your course will begin as you get to take your pick among the various patterns that have been hand loomed by the women at WSDO. As dedicated as Shanti is to her craft, she is also a fun person to talk to so get your curious hat on and chat away as you first practice sewing on a newspaper. When you've completed the cutting and sewing of the main body of the pouch, you will move on to creating the thread that will be used to open and close the Thaili. This is simple process and here again you can express your creativity as you get to choose different colours of threads you would like to combine. For the finishing touch you'll have to assemble the thread and the pouch. And voila! you are now ready to hit the local vegetable markets and bargain! We're hoping your Thaili will give you an edge ;)

Additional Information:

  • Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • Be at the pick-up point 10 minutes before the activity begins

Location

The pick-up location address will be sent to your email immediately upon booking.

Upcoming availability

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Your Local Host

Shanti Maya Thapa

A migrant from the remote district of Abhukhairani, Shanti came to Pokhara during the 1980's. She was trained at Womens Skill Development Organization (WSDO) to help her supplement her family income. She has been w...

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US$ 15.00 per guest