Gawa Ko To Pattern Drafting Workshop in Bacolod City 

It all started with a wedding invitation. One of my friends in Shanghai is getting married! 


Don’t they look fab?! I thought this is the perfect time to visit another friend, whom I also met in Shanghai, and haven’t seen in years! 

She told me we should sew things together. I thought. Ok, why not do a workshop as well. We announced on Facebook probably a month before. 

Wait, I almost forgot, 


I caught the bouquet!!! 😂😂😂 One of the highlights of my trip. I hope this tradition yields accurate results. Lol! 

For the location, we are so lucky to find a newly opened establishment, Arendo Coworking Space. They are really nice there and accommodating and it is right in front of LaSalle. 


The students I’ve met have interest in sewing but some of them have just tried to sew but without formal training. 

We were laughing and just sewing together. 🙂 

Here are some pictures from the event. As always, it is very warm and pleasant to be in Bacolod 🙂 Oh and I probably ate a bit too much lol. We were eating non-stop! Today is rest day before leaving for Manila tomorrow! Thank you so much!!! ❤️❤️❤️

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://www.shopee.ph/gawakotohandicrafts 

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! 

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! 

Sewing Lessons for Kids

Hi for those asking Kids Sewing Lessons will be updated here.  Or if you are following our Facebook page (gawakotohandicrafts) in the albums, just look for Sewing Lessons for Kids.

These lessons are open for 8 – 12 years old. Younger ones should be accompanied by parents and the projects should be easy ones first like the pillow case or tote bag. Because we need them to get used to the sewing machine also for them to master sewing on a straight line. 🙂 Thank you.

Just send us a message on any of our social media accounts…or click on the calendar on our drift

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