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Upcycling Update – Inner Tubes & Tie Skirts!!

We’ve been busy bees at the workshop with our upcycling of late. We started making and selling upcycled inner tube belts last summer at the workshop, and at markets over Christmas, and now we are adding them to our etsy shop as well.  Upcycled inner tubes are a fantastic material, it’s soft and strong yet […]


Frister Rossman 502 Sewing Machine for sale.

We currently have a sewing  machine for sale at the workshop, a fully serviced, metal bodied machine. It does all this:  5 stitches including buttonhole, drop feed dogs, adjustable presser foot tension  free arm extension table. Comes in a plastic hard bodied case and has a sturdy foot pedal. Fully serviced last week. £75.   […]


Yarn Bomb Todmorden’s Bollards!!

We are running some yarn bombing workshops at cheeky sew and sew to make colourful and creative knitted or crocheted cosies for Todmorden’s multitude of bollards. The idea is to get funky covers made to put out whenever there’s an event on in Todmorden town, but there’s 86 bollards so we’d best get knitting! The […]


Sewing Bee given you the sewing bug?

I notice that the sewing bee has started this week, it’s always an interesting time at the workshop as we get lots of people following the program and wanting to talk to us about sewing related things! It’s great that sewing is coming back in a big way, and the sewing bee does tend to […]


Quick Update….

Well we’re busy bees at the workshop, it’s full on alterations central, prom dresses are in full flow, plus we’re offering an upholstery service again. We are also starting to do more markets around and about, so there’s some fantastic stuff being made at the workshop. I’ll give you more details soon. Look out for […]


Screen printing in Hebden Bridge

Exciting news!! The Egg Factory in Hebden Bridge have set up screen printing facilities and are offering monthly screen printing workshops and access to their facilities by the day or half day. Annual membership is required to access the facilities (not for the courses though) however membership does help support them and all the work they […]


Batik Revisited

Many moons ago, in fact originally as a teenager whose father lived in Indonesia, I learnt to make batik, and I loved it. I started batiking patterns, motifs and pictures on leggings and t-shirts and the like, I starting selling a few, one of my mothers friends was a real fan and would always buy up whatever I […]


Happy Christmas, see you next year!

We are now closed until 6th January, hope you have a great Christmas and New Year. x


Handmade goodies for sale at the workshop…

If you are looking for unique presents this year then call in and check us out. We have lots of handmade loveliness  and tweediness for sale including: Tweed scarves, all pure wool, most British but one rather fetching Italian wool too. £20 Tweed and velvet scarves, also lovely and warm but super soft to wear […]


Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

We will be open until 4pm on Christmas eve for all you last minute present buyers! And then closed all Christmas and New Year, re-opening on Weds 6th January. We have 2 courses starting that week, Beginners Sewing on the 6th January and Beginners Dressmaking on the 7th. If you are interested in either course […]

Upcoming Courses

  1. Saturday Beginners Sewing Course – July

    July 14 @ 11:00 am - July 21 @ 3:15 pm
  2. Absolute Beginners Sewing – August Saturday Sessions.

    August 11 @ 11:00 am - August 18 @ 4:30 pm
  3. Saturday Day Course. Sewing Techniques.

    August 18 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  4. September 4 Week Beginners Sewing Class.

    September 5 @ 6:30 pm - September 26 @ 8:30 pm
  5. Saturday Upcycling Course – Make a Tie Skirt.

    September 15 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm