Make Your Own Laptop Sleeve

Use Handmade Fabrics Made by a Women's Group

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$20.00 per guest

Highlights

  • Ability to customise the sleeves size and fit for your laptop
  • 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 laptop

Inclusive of:

  • All tools and materials
  • English speaking guide

Not Inclusive of:

  • Pick-up and drop-off service (can be included at additional cost)
  • Meals
5 Out of 5
5 Reviews
Felicity Upham Australia
5
8 Sep, 2018

I did this class with two friends and we would highly recommend it. Although we had limited sewing experience, this wasn...

Gilly Snaith Nepal
5
17 Apr, 2017

Sewing course When we where in Pokhara, we decided to do a sewing course, we decided to do the ipad case as that wouldn...

$US 20.00 per guest
3 hours
1 - 3 guest
Cancellation Policy: Moderate

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

More About This Experience

WSDO is among the oldest and most successful NGO in Pokhara. They have been in operation for over 4 decades helping the underprivileged women in and around Pokhara. You will have a wide selection of cotton fabrics to choose from, these fabrics have all been handmade at the center itself by the women of WSDO. Once you've selected a pattern from the wide array of options available, it's on to measuring your laptop size and then the real work begins. Most of the work is done on the sewing machine so if you've some experience with sewing machines in the past then it should be a breeze for you. However, if you've never used a sewing machine before then you're in for a serious lesson on sewing as Sarswati will first have you practice sewing on a newspaper. As and when she's confident about your ability then it's onto sewing in the rims, sponge and zippers onto the selected fabric. Work alongside several women of WSDO and watch your laptop case take shape in less than 5 hours. We're sure you'll be proudly displaying your laptop case in every cafe you decide to stop by for a cuppa!

Additional Information:

  • Working on the sewing machine can be difficult for first-timers but our friendly host will be there to help you out
  • Exact pick-up location address along with map direction will be sent to your email instantly after booking
  • Be at the pick up location at the class start time

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Your Local Host

Sarswati Devi Gurung

A 23 year veteran of Womens Skill Development Organization (WSDO), Saraswati is an expert in sewing and weaving. Her full time job at WSDO is to train underprivileged women at WSDO and they in turn earn a living ha...

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5 reviews from people who took this experience

Felicity Upham Australia
5
8 Sep, 2018

I did this class with two friends and we would highly recommend it. Although we had limited sewing experience, this wasn't a problem as the ladies were very patient and helpful. There were so many different fabrics to chose from. We all ended up with beautiful laptop cases. It is also interesting to see the workshop and watch various items being made.

Gilly Snaith Nepal
5
17 Apr, 2017

Sewing course When we where in Pokhara, we decided to do a sewing course, we decided to do the ipad case as that wouldn't be that difficult. We met our guide outside the metro city hospital then it was a two second drive to the workshop. When we entered I was dumbfounded. They had all sorts of different cloth strewn around the room and lots of different chalk and huge pairs of scissors. We started off by measuring and cutting our cloth, then we drew round our pieces of cloth to measure the stiffening. Next we measured the lining then we stiched the lining on to the cloth mine was green and white. Then we had to sew the seams we had to do it twice then we put in the velcro I had to keep unpicking mine as I got in the wrong place. The macine I was using was old-fasioned so I had to work the treadle I couldn't keep it going so the lady I was working with had to help me keep it working. All the ladys who where working there where very kind and helpful. I am technically too young to do the course but as I love sewing they made an exception. It was certainly a exellent experience and wish we had time to do another course. By Alisha Snaith (11) [UK]

Jennifer van der Hoeven Nepal
5
4 Jun, 2015

The Laptop Case Making was my first experience with Backstreet Academy so far and I'm really happy that I've done it, love my new Laptop Case. I was picked up my my translator girl and togehter we walked 2 minutes to the factory where I met my host. She also spoke a little english and was really friendly. I chose a fabric and also asked for a little redesign, I needed a little pocket on the top to put in my charger, together we fuguered something out and I was happy with the suggestions she made. I sewed the easy parts and she took over when it got into the more difficult sections. Fine for me, otherwise it would have taken to much time and I guess the product would not have been as nice as it is now. The whole course took place at the WSDO factory, it was really interesting for me to see the place where lots of fair trade handicraft made in Nepal comes from.

US$ 20.00 per guest
5 Reviews