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Pfaff 261 Semi Industrial Sewing machine for sale.

We currently have a rather fabulous machine for sale at the workshop. It's a Pfaff 261, fully serviced, in an industrial table but with a half speed motor, this means you get a lot of power and a good sewing speed but not silly speeds! It's very controllable, does over 50 stitches and sews through [...]

Sewing Bee giving you the sewing bug?

We run a wide range of courses here at cheeky sew and sew, from beginners sewing classes to teach you to get to grips with your machine, to dressmaking, upcycling, rag rugging and make and takes. We have courses listed that are running for the next month or 2 but just get in touch to […]


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. SOLD

THIS MACHINE IS NOW SOLD 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 […]


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

Upcoming Courses

  1. January 4 Week Beginners Sewing Class – Weds eve.

    January 8 @ 6:30 pm - January 29 @ 8:30 pm
  2. 4 Week Clothing Alterations & Repairs – Jan. Thurs Eve

    January 16 @ 6:30 pm - January 30 @ 8:30 pm
  3. Beginners Dressmaking. Saturday 4 Week Course: Jan to Feb.

    January 25 @ 10:00 am - February 15 @ 1:00 pm
  4. Absolute Beginners Sewing Course – Feb – Weds Eve

    February 5 @ 6:30 pm - February 26 @ 8:30 pm