Jennie runs the sessions from her home in Walthamstow, East London and has a full schedule of classes running throughout June and July for people of all ages and abilities.
Since 81-year-old Ann Rowley won the Great British Sewing Bee on BBC 2 earlier in the year, the resurgence of sewing and crafts is at an all time high and has become more popular than ever. After leaving paid employment in 2010, Jennie was inspired to start teaching and sharing her skills and services. This has included making bespoke children’s quilts, taking on a huge variety of sewing commissions, offering a unique service of repairing and servicing vintage and modern sewing machines together with a bespoke service which offers home visits and buying advice, all through her company Cheekyhandmades.
Jennie commented, “I wanted to use my creative skills, I wanted to work for myself, and I wanted to be able to work around the children.” She is, she confesses, “passionate about great design, colour and quality and offering a friendly accessible service”.
The courses cover a host of crafts and include beginners sewing class, dress making, free motion machine embroidery, bunting, quilting and making children’s clothes. Jennie also organises hen sewing parties and children’s craft birthday parties all over London.
Cheekyhandmades, though locally based, ships handmade quilts all over the world through Etsy (www.etsy.com/shop/HandmadeByCheeky). With a plan of expanding her wings even further, Jennie is now writing her first sewing book, due out next year.
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