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Free Parking All Day!!

Yay! the council have changed the car parks opposite and behind the workshop back to free parking!! It only changed to paid parking a couple of months before We moved premises and I’m glad they’ve changed it back….although it would have saved me about £70 odd if they’d just left it alone….  


World Record Bunting at Cragg Vale!!

We went out for a liitle drive on Monday, along part of the Tour De France route up Cragg Vale, as they’ve recently put up a world record 10km plus of bunting and it looks amazing. the bunting on the moors was my favourite bit. I did spot our cheeky sew and sew appliqued bunting […]


Our shop window is full of stuff to make!!

We’ve got a new policy here at cheeky sew and sew, if it’s for sale in our shop and it’s fabric you can come in and learn to make it!  When we set out that’s one of the things we wanted to do, our customers are not just consumers, but learners, if we make it […]


Sewing machines for sale: 1941 Singer; 70’s Novum; 80’s Toyota

We have  3 sewing machines for sale currently at the workshop, all metal bodied machines, all fully serviced and good to go. They are:   1941 Singer, black & gold, straight stitch, instruction book, feet & attachments,  spare bobbins, wooden case, electric. Heavy duty very reliable iconic machine. £70. Novum, late 60’s/70’s: Straight & zigzag […]

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It’s been a good first week in our new premises!

Well it’s the end of the first full week in our new premises and it’s been fab. I’ve got used to the smaller space and I think it’s better, the new workbenches are fab and the window is easier to dress too. I’ve had new people through the doors, from the opening weekend onwards and […]


It’s D day! Opening at Dale St Day!!

Yay!! It is opening Day today. We will be open from 10am, although we might be a little hard to spot due to the sign writer not turning up yesterday, but we will have the banner up in the window and our red sign outside. Knitting group will be running from 10.3- am, and we’ve […]


Our New Workshop!!!!

Here it is….our new premises being decorated….and a map from where we are now, to where we will be from Friday 16th, and a poster for our Opening Weekend at new shop.


We Are Moving in May!!!

cheeky sew and sew is moving premises to 2 dale st on 11th May,we will close at 22 Rochdale rd on 10th May and reopen at Dale st on 14th May.  We will be having some celebrations the weekend of 17th / 18th May too. Dale st is in Todmorden town centre, at the bottom of […]


Sewing Machines for Sale. Jones. Singer, Empisal (!!!)

We have some second hand, fully serviced machines for sale again at the workshop, a 1950’s Singer 99K, a Jones 553 Deluxe Foreign, and an Empisal Gold Line, which is a Japanese make similar to a Jones, with the same inner workings but a more powerful motor. The Singer and Jones both come with 7 […]


Empisal Sewing Machines…and a useful website

I have a couple of sewing machines for sale at the moment, one of the is an Empisal, which I had never heard of before but is a Japanese make, using the same working as the old Jones machines, but with a more powerful motor. I was looking on t’internet for info and  found what […]