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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 […]


Prom & wedding season is upon us!

Don’t forget that we do alterations, not only all year round but at this time of year we do a lot of prom and wedding dress alterations too. So if you’ve a posh frock in need of some fettling, we offer a fittings and alterations service. Between us we’ve decades of experience in dressmaking and […]


May Bank Holiday Festival on Water St. Crafts, Clothes Swap, Music, Food and Cocktails!

There’s a free festival happening in Todmorden on the May Bank Holiday, there’s events happening all over but we’re having our very own street party on Water st! There’ll be world music from 4-7pm, Thai food, crafts to make or buy, homemade cake…..and a clothes swap too!! It’s all going on!!  


want to work at cheeky sew and sew? Can you do alterations….

We are looking for some one to help out with our alterations service, it’s one day a week, flexible working hours and £7.50 an hour. You must have commercial experience of clothing alterations and repairs, including altering wedding and prom dresses, suits and coats. We do a lot of taking trousers up, fitting new zips, […]

Upcoming Courses

  1. October Beginners Sewing Class @ Tod College. Weds Eve.

    October 6 @ 6:30 pm - October 27 @ 8:30 pm
  2. Beginners Dressmaking @ Tod College. 6 week Course. Oct – Nov

    October 14 @ 6:30 pm - November 18 @ 8:30 pm
  3. Absolute Beginners Sewing Course – November- Weds Eve @ Tod College

    November 3 @ 6:30 pm - November 24 @ 8:30 pm