Starting your Journey
Taking on crafting and sewing as a hobby is one of the many things I’ve been doing to take my mind off this worldwide pandemic. Pursuing a new hobby while we’re all stuck at home can bring out everything you have been passionate about for a long time, be it baking, gardening, painting, or sewing. It is the best time to find your spark and put it into action!
Most of the people I know who’d like to explore crafting or sewing have been asking me the same question – Where do I buy all the materials and machines that I have?
To get started on a project or a dressmaking business, you’re going to need drawing essentials, fabrics, materials, tools, and equipment—a LOT OF IT.
Almost all of my tools and equipment were bought in Manila. But when it comes to textile, I do not limit myself to one or two specific stores. There are a lot of good fabrics out there! So invest in good quality textiles as much as possible.
Although most of these were sourced outside of Davao, rushing to my favorite go-to stores for basic materials and other crafting needs such as needles, bobbins, threads, canvas cloth, etc., is still inevitable. You can check out my Davao City go-to spots for craft and sewing essentials below!
Davao City Craft & Sewing Supplies Go-To Stores
- Fabric – Lace, Upholstery, Linen, Blackout, etc.
- Basic Tools & Accessories
- Storage Box (for Sewing Kit)
NCCC Department Store
- Fabric – Cotton, Lace, Upholstery, Linen, Neoprene, Cotton Twill, etc.
- Tools & Accessories
- Pattern paper
- Sewing Kit Organizers
Thimbleberry Modiste Supplies
- Fabric – Canvas, Lace, Satin, etc.
- YKK Zippers
- Thread (Apple, MH, and Moon) – Cheapest threads in the city!
- Pattern paper
- Bag Making Materials
- Industrial Sewing Machine, Overlocker, etc.
Kian Bee Trading
- Fabric – Cotton, Twill, Linen, etc.
WST Modern Comercial
- Fabric – Jersey, Denim, Canvas, etc.
Jonah Crafts (Bohol Trading)
- Japanese Glass Beads
- Wooden Beads
- Shell Beads
- Ostritch Feathers
- Macrame Cords
- Wooden Sticks & Rings
The Craft Store (G-Mall of Davao)
- Kraft Boxes
- Printed Ribbons
- Sculpting Tools
- Branded Paint and other art materials
- Sketchpad, Watercolor Paper/Pad, Marker Pad
KCEI – Dealer of BROTHER sewing machines
This sums up all the craft and sewing stores I know around Davao City. If you can suggest other places, feel free to comment below! You can also read more on my blog here.