My name is Karyn. I love to make things.

I own a special shop in Parkdale, Toronto called ‘the workroom’ – you can sew by the hour, take a fun class or browse the lovely fabrics, notions and patterns. Mostly, I hope you’ll be inspired to make something too!

Thank you for visiting me here, I love sharing the things I learn & make with you.

I’d love to hear from you – email me at makesomething [at] theworkroom.ca

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  • Hi Karyn. Thanks for uploading your creations. I love your blog, especially enjoy looking at your “Japanese Dress Books” section. Very inspirational !! You look great in them. I am currently working on some of them too.

  • Hi Karyn my name is Liz and I love to make things too! I have always sewn and currently teach embroidery amongst other things. Your shop is very inspiring to me as i have run my own sewing studio where people would come and learn to sew . You are a joy to the creators of this world .Love your blog. Always creating Liz

  • Can you tell me what the original Vogue wrap dress pattern was used for the Simple Wrap Dress? I’d like to try and alter it to make one similar to the one you made.


  • Hi Karen,
    I am struggling with alterations to my wrap dress. I’m using a Simplicity pattern and it’s BLAH. Could you please tell me what Vogue pattern was used and if it’s not available, could I possibly purchase a modified pattern from your shop? I just want to make some really nice wrap dresses of myself.

    Thank you!

  • i’ve got my fingers crossed for your maisy, she’s such a sweet girl. i’ve always wanted to take her home with me the few times i’ve been in the shop :)

  • Now that I have found a source of Cosmo Embroidery Floss, I am at a loss as to how to order it from you. Please help.


  • I wanted to share my blog with you, especially as everyone at The Workroom as been so helpful. My blog is about my grieving quilt that I am making from my mother’s old t-shirts. She passed away last year on Mother’s Day. I am a totally newbie quilter, so all the advice has been appreciated!

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