Sewing a Peplum Top

Actually, this style is really flattering to women of all shapes and sizes. It covers unwanted areas and still looks feminine. 

If it’s your first time to learn pattern drafting, it is best to get started with a skirt first as it is easier and then do a top. Peplum top doesn’t have any sleeves so it is still quite easy. You will also learn how to install an invisible zipper in this class. 

If you want to know more, send us a message on Instagram or Facebook: gawakotohandicrafts 

If you just got started sewing and would like to purchase tools online, you may browse our online shop: 


This is my dream!!!

Yesterday, a woman came into our shop a bit nervous and fidgety. She asked me, if we were offering sewing lessons. I replied, “yes!” and immediately showed her the options. 

She exclaimed that she’s always dreamed about this. And she’s not from Los Baños, I could tell from her accent she is probably from Visayas region. She said, “I just came here to work and you are just here.I’m so so lucky! This is my dream!!!”

 She said if she doesn’t work anymore she just wants to spend the day making clothes. Awww! This is what I’ve also wanted to share something that matters. ❤️

Last week of June 2017

This week started off busy. I was sewing a few stuff for my portfolio both in Muslin fabric (Katcha) and in real fabric. 


And here’s the dress 

The real fabric versions 

There! Just a sneak peak. I was sooo busy with this that i temporarily stopped my shopee business just for this week. I was thinking, Oh no, you won’t eat next week if you don’t sell anything. 

I decided to simply run an ad on Facebook. ₱300 to run for a few days. 

I started getting inquiries from those ads. People are nice, they don’t bluntly ask about me so I made an album about my past working environment and a bit about me. I think one or two friends shared it and that was it. I’ve been getting more inquiries about my store. I am not bragging or anything. Just overjoyed, because our shop just opened last November and I didn’t get as much opportunities as I thought I would. And thanks to the Universe, what I envisioned is slowly becoming a reality. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Thank you! 

Ok back to this week, I had an appointment like 3 weeks ago. I didn’t know back then that I’ll be THIS busy so despite my busy sched I had a two day class. My best friend since high school joined us and it was hilarious. Please don’t be scared that I took so much pictures of her lol. She’s my friend and very photogenic and willing to pose. 😂 I was a bit nervous she’d criticize me about my teaching, as she is a great teacher herself. But she was so engrossed in her dressmaking, she hardly paid attention to anything else. 

I had two students this week, but I only took pic of one as my other student is camera shy. 

Everyone should try sewing or crafting for fun, especially those who are already working, because it brings back memories of being in school plus you’re a bit more detailed now you’d be surprised with yourself. 

I’m so glad that the dress my friend did actually fits her. She keeps modifying here and there and I was also busy working with my other student and on my own project, I was a bit buzzed after. Anyway, this was a great week. As soon as I finish my project, I’m coming with more fun stuff for Gawa Ko To Handicrafts customers. Do you also have this, when you’re working on something, you get ideas for another project or another aspect in your life? 😂 My head is now full of ideas lol. I can’t wait. 

Bon weekend everyone! 

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We’re also in Shopee

Tote Bag Sewing Lessons in Laguna 

For first-time sewers, i highly recommend starting with an easy project first, like this tote bag. That way, you have plenty of time to get adjusted to the machine, sewing, threading the machine and so on. 

Afterwards, you can shift to some basic drafting classes and make your own clothes. At Gawa Ko To Handicrafts, we not only sell sewing supplies, see our shop>> Http:// 

We also offer sewing classes and pattern drafting lessons. You can also simply choose the projects you like instead of going through a whole series of sewing course. 

We are also open to teach by appointment in Makati. Thank you! 

Start Sewing Now in Los Baños, Laguna

Para po sa mga gustong mag-aral manahi or subukan manahi, add nyo lang kami sa Facebook/instagram: gawakotohandicrafts 

Sa loob ng 3 Hours makakagawa na kayo ng isang tote bag. Madali lang sya gawin at kayang kayang ulitin sa bahay. Pag nasimulan mo na manahi, halos lahat ng mga tutorials sa pinterest or YouTube feeling mo kayang kaya mo na gawin. 

Masaya din kasi manahi na may ibang kasama or at least sasagot sa mga tanong mo habang tinatapos mo ang unang project. 

Meron din po kami account sa Shopee, if kailangan nyo ng tela o gamit pananahi! 

I imagined this when I was 24

When I was 24 years old, my teacher asked me what I wanted to do after school. That time, I felt really blessed to be able to study in a good school and in Paris, of all places. I told my teacher that I would share what I’ve learned. 

She said, “why, are there no Fashion schools around?” I replied there is, but not as much schools as now (14 years later) Though probably anyone who went to Fashion school would know the same things as I have learned. But I think in my own way, I could make a difference. And I’m so happy and excited that I get to share the fun world of Fashion in my very hometown, Los Baños. 

Today, we studied the basics of Fashion sketching and the next class we will be coloring them on Adobe Illustrator, my favorite!!!

Recently, I’ve been meeting people who want to try sewing or pattern drafting. Fortunately, most of my students finish something by the time the class ends. They always ask me, are you sure I will finish something? 😂

Absolutely! Come visit our shop this weekend, and see which projects you should try next! 

We are also looking for people who know how to crochet and knit and would like to share their knowledge. I have a few making inquiries. Just send me a message on my Facebook. Thank you! 

How to Sign-up for Gawakoto Handicrafts Workshop/ How to Order/Shop Online

1) Via Facebook
Send us the ff info:
Size: S, M, L (if class is sewing a garment)
Class you’re interested in
Available Day and time (we will verify if we are also free on one of those dates you mentioned)
Pls pay a deposit to confirm.
2) Book directly into our Online Calendar
Hi! If you want to order any of our items, just send us a message with your details and the items you want to order.
We accept payments via BPI/BDO/Cebuana and Palawan.
We send items via JRS or LBC.
If you want COD (cash on delivery) or Free Shipping via Blackarrow only (₱500 worth of purchases) pls buy through our shopee account.