• Welcome to Cheeky

    Welcome to Cheekyhandmades Here’s where you can find out all about my classes, my sewing machine repairs, my quilts and my blog. I run classes from a purpose built studio in Walthamstow, east London. I…

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  • How to Find Me

    To get to cheekyhandmades you can either drive, or get public transport, or cycle. I am near buses, trains and tubes. See the contact page for more details.

    My address address is 13 Thorpe Crescent, Walthamstow, E17 5BY, London

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  • Quilt repair

    More and more this year I have been repairing vintage quilts. Some very old, some newer, all very loved. Each one gets a bespoke treatment deepening on what state they are in. Some have had…

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  • Studio hire

    The cheekyhandmades sewing studio in Walthamstow East London is available to hire when it’s not in use by myself (which is quite often!).   It’s a fully equiped sewing studio for 6 students but also…

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  • Unique bespoke handmade quilts

    I make fun, beautiful, heirloom quality unique quilts Each quilt is designed after consultation with the client and therefor each quilt is unique and bespoke. I can add names and dates, favourite colours and fabrics,…

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  • Sewing machine servicing & repairs London

    I am a little bit clever when it comes to fixing sewing machines. Obviously if it has been dropped on it’s head and it rattles when you shake it I may not be able to…

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Jennie Caminada

I set up cheekyhandmades after I left my job 2010. I really wanted to use all my creative skills, skills I’d had for many years but never had time to use any more, and skills I realised I could and wanted to pass on.

I also wanted to work for myself, I wanted to be able to work around my children. And I am doing all of that now, and am loving it. I get to be surrounded by like minded people, great fabrics, my kids and cats, and listen to music all day. I get to decide what I do every day and how I do it.

I get to teach people how to make things and how joyful craft is. Every day my job gets better, every day I meet and talk to enthusiastic people and I help them achieve their creative potential.

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Sewing and Teaching

crochet ➤ December 28, 2016

What I’m planning for 2017…

I have had an extremely productive year this year although I produced much more finished knittingprojects  than sewn ones (it’s a huge addiction now, I think about knitting ALL THE TIME!). Next year no doubt...

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2016 ➤ January 19, 2016

Sewing plans for 2016

I realised that I once again bought more patterns than I made last year so some of these are being carried over into 2016.  I kinda feel I’m a bit late to the table with...

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Quilts & Quilting

Etsy ➤ September 1, 2014

A little quilt love

I finished this quilt for an old work colleague. The first quilt I ever made was for her and she’s ordered two more since. I experimented with pinwheels for this one as I’d always fancied...

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Work with Me


The table was a large one, but the three were all crowded together at one corner of it: ‘No room! No room!’ they cried out when they saw Alice coming. ‘There’s plenty of room!’ said Alice indignantly, and she sat down in a large arm-chair at one end of the table.


Have some wine,’ the March Hare said in an encouraging tone. Alice looked all round the table, but there was nothing on it but tea. ‘I don’t see any wine,’ she remarked. ‘There isn’t any,’ said the March Hare.


‘Then it wasn’t very civil of you to offer it,’ said Alice angrily. ‘It wasn’t very civil of you to sit down without being invited,’ said the March Hare. ‘I didn’t know it was your table,’ said Alice; ‘it’s laid for a great many more than three.’

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Happy Customers

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  • I guess by now you may have figured out I have  huge fabric habit… So I thought I would share with you my favourite fabric shops, especially as I get asked by my students quite…

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