To those of you who have never operated a sewing machine in your life the workroom offers classes and introductory lessons of Sewing Machine Essentials.
the workroom is a relatively cheap rental. It is $7/hour of independent studio time. The studio offers solid and printed cotton designer fabrics, as well as sewing patterns and books full of great ideas.
They have great community sewing events like Stitch-n-Bitch, where people show off their designs and gossip, and Quilting Sunday where people are encouraged to bring in their unfinished projects.
the workroom also has their own blog where they offer tips and great project ideas.
We love the idea of a cheap place where designers can get down to working on their own clothing. It's an atmosphere where people can channel their creativity and express their artistic sensibilities.
In our opinion, Toronto needs more places like the workroom where the city's future designers can hone their craft.
1340 queen st. w
Writer: Kate Murphy