1. Laos
  2. Luang Prabang (Province)
  3. Luang Prabang

Handbag Workshop from Recycled Materials

Product ID: 66166
Create a fashionable bag from recyclable materials, practicing sewing skills with a seamstress to produce a waterproof design featuring your own personal touches.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Wheelchair accessible

Pickup included

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Let seamstresses help you to sew a fashionable & waterproof bag
  • Receive a unique handbag made your own with quirky personal details
  • Get sewing skills that is a lifelong aid in creating clothes
Full description
Decide how you want your bag to look, avoiding the mass-manufactured product that everyone else has. Make use of by-products of development—mostly cement bags—to sew a handbag that's waterproof, durable, biodegradable, and yes, fashionable. Variations on these bags are available at night markets, but your bag can feature whatever quirky details you'd like to add, distinguishing it from any other handbag.

Learn sewing skills useful for the rest of your life. The material from the cement bags is waterproof, durable, and has both hipster appeal and functionality in equal amounts. The village seamstresses are happy to help you pull it all together.
  • Guided bag-making workshop
  • Cement bag
  • Roundtrip transportation to/from your central Luang Prabang hotel
  • Commentary in English

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• You must be 12 or older.
• Maximum group size is 3 people.
• You do not need previous sewing experience.
• Hours of operations are from 9 AM—4 PM. You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    4 / 5
  • Value for money
    1 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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It was a really great experience and we had a lot of fun sewing the handbags. If you book this you should call the service number before and tell them where you want to be picked up because there was a meeting point shown at the ticket and we couldn't find the location so we had some problems being picked up but in the end everything worked out. We were driven to the house of the seemstress and you could see how the people here live and she and her family were really nice. Also we got some bananas to eat and the guide was really nice too and he spoke very good english. Would definitely recommend!

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February 19, 2019

Nice approaching, tried guide but embarrassing in total

Rattling electro tuctuc, bumpy english, somewhere in a private house (nice people, a place where you normally don't get to), hardly any sacks to choose from, no patterns, all helpless ... and finally for a second piece of 6 dollars sewed extra asked for it .. not recommended for imitation, preferrably buy or order at the market and get it the next day

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November 15, 2018

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Product ID: 66166