The Fabrication Studio is a creation and learning space that offers users access to sewing machines and a vinyl cutter/printer to create projects using textiles and design your own displays.

Location

The Fabrication Studio is available at the North York Central Library in the Creation Loft (2nd floor) Please call 416-395-5654 to inquire about availability, booking and equipment.

The other Digital Innovation Hubs do not have Fabrication Studios.

What We Offer

Sewing Equipment

Image of Singer 9985 Quantum Stylist sewing machine

Singer 9985 Quantum Stylist sewing machine features 13 button hole styles, 960 built-in stitches and 6 lettering fonts.

Image of Juki MO-735 Serger

Juki MO-735 Serger offers a 2-needle, 2/3/4/5 thread overlock with coverstitch and chainstitch modes.

Image of Brother Persona PRS100

Brother Persona PRS100 is a single needle embroidery machine.

Mandatory safety orientation will be provided prior to use of all sewing equipment.

Vinyl Printer/Cutter

Image of Roland VersaSTUDIO BN-20

The Roland VersaSTUDIO BN-20 is a desktop printer with a cutting function. It can be used to create signage, stickers, labels, transfers for apparel, POP displays, window stickers, posters and more.

Rules for Vinyl Printing/Cutting

Consumables

Consumables are available for purchase at the Fabrication Studio. A core list of consumables are listed below. Taxes are included in the fees:

Machine Embroidery Backing sheet $0.75
Embroidery Thread (Per 10,000 stitches) $2.50
Single Colour Vinyl for Cutting – various width $2.50 per foot
Printable Vinyl for Printing & Cutting – various width $3.00 per foot + $0.50 per 1 ml of ink
Heat transfer vinyl for Printing & Cutting - various width $7.00 per foot + $0.50 per 1 ml of ink
Lock Pin Buttons (1”) per button $0.50

Only consumables purchased at the Library can be used with the vinyl cutter/printer. You may bring your own fabric and sewing supplies to use on the embroidery and sewing machines. You may bring your own fabric and thread to use the sewing machines, serger and embroidery machine.

Sewing machine needles will be made available for use in the studio for no charge.

Additional equipment that can be signed out to your library card for use in the Studio:

How to Book Equipment

The Fabrication Studio is available during regular library hours. To book equipment at the Fabrication Studio, visit in person or call 416-395-5654.

Guidelines for Using the Fabrication Studio

The purpose of the room is to provide access to fabrication tools and training. If you need to design your project, book one of the workstations available in the Digital Innovation Hub next door:

Programs and Classes

Check out introductory classes on equipment in the Fabrication Studio and project-based programs! Registration is required but the classes are always free.