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It’s servicing time again….on Tuesday 29th October!

If you’d like your sewing machine serviced, it’s that time again. Peter will be coming over to collect machines on Tuesday 29th October, he takes them all away to fettle in his workshop and brings them back, all shiny and good to go, the following week. If you are interested please contact us via email […]

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MAD festival photos…of people Making & Doing!

So here’s a few snapshots from the recent Making & Doing (MAD)  festival. the photos are from the Make a Bag for Life workshop, and the Upcycled Felt Purse workshop. I love seeing people creating and the pleasure they get in their creation is always a joy to see.  I do love my job. Thanks […]

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MAD Festival!! That’s Making & Doing!! 5th & 6th October

Well, cheeky sew and sew is to be a ‘Textile Hub’ on the 5th & 6th October for the South Pennines Making 7 Doing Festival, and we’re very excited about it. the festival has events running all over the South Pennines, including Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Huddersfield area, Littleboro, Howarth, Cullingworth and more places. A full […]

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…a very very nice man…

The sewing machine servicer came and serviced sewing machines again last week, his name is Peter and he used to run a sewing machine shop in Huddersfield. He retired a couple of years ago but he still services machines. I had an old 1940’s singer that needed a foot pedal and he found one in […]

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Never too young to learn….

We had a fab time at the Open Day on Saturday, lots of youngsters making things and having a go on the sewing machines.  Even really little ones could make the machine run by turning the hand wheel, so they all got a go, and it just goes to show; You’re never too young to […]

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Wrap me in duct tape!!

We ran one of the most entertaining courses I’ve held so far on Saturday – ‘Make a Body Double’, which involved people making a dressmakers dummy to an exact copy of their body. And how did we do this? Well we had people working in pairs and spending their day wrapping each other in clingfilm […]

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Made in Tod Exhibition

Cheeky sew and sew were at the Made in Tod exhibition at Todmorden Town Hall over the weekend, with 2 stalls hosting a selection of our handmade goodies for sale and lovely things to make from fabric scraps. Sam and Liz covered Saturday and Me (Tansy) covering Sunday with some help from Liz too. We […]

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We’re popular in Lancashire….

In addition to the earlier link to the Ted Robbins show, on BBC Radio Lancs, here is a  link to an article in the Lancashire Evening Telegraph. We will also be appearing in The Lancashire Magazine shortly, so I will no doubt be posting about that. Thanks Lancashire, we love you too…..   http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/business/10317317.East_Lancashire_woman_launches_sewing_cafe/  

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We’re on the Radio!!

We are on BBC Radio Lancashire, it was live this morning and the link is below, we are on at about 1 hr 16 mins in.  We seem to be quite popular  in Lancashire at the moment, both the Lancs evening Telegraph and the Lancashire Magazine are running pieces on sewing and have contacted me […]

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Sewing machines!!

We currently have 2 vintage sewing machines for sale. Both have just been serviced by our very own servicing man, both have hard covers and are heavy duty machines with metal gears so will do a wide range of fabrics upto multiple layers of denim or upholstery fabrics, as well as light or medium weight home sewing. […]

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    January 5, 2022 @ 6:30 pm - January 26, 2022 @ 8:30 pm
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