The Beginner’s Guide to Sewing

So, you’re looking to try your hand at sewing? Wonderful! Sewing, textiles, and embroidery can be extremely rewarding hobbies — all you need is the equipment and a little know-how to get going! As sewing experts, we’re here to help. Read on for our beginner’s guide to...

The Basic Body Measurement Rules You Need to Know Before Sewing

Sewing gives you the freedom to make beautiful garments in an array of fabrics. Whether you use a sewing machine or stitch by hand, the key to getting bespoke clothes that fit perfectly is to abide by a few essential basic body measurement rules before sewing. What...

How Much Does a Sewing Machine Repair Cost?

A high-quality sewing machine should be able to handle many projects over years of unwavering service, but even the best machine can sometimes need to be repaired. So, how much does a sewing machine repair cost and what are the things you should look out for when...

Top Tips for Sewing Safety

Sewing Safety should always be your top priority when taking on a new project. That is why we are sharing some of the most helpful tips here today. Quality Equipment Dull scissors and broken machines can cause injuries. If you have taken on older sewing machines, it...

How to do patchwork quilting

One of the longest standing and most satisfying crafts are patchwork quilts. Creating a big, beautiful quilt for your home, or to give as a gift, is easier than you might think. Here are a few tips to get you started. Getting Started With A Plan If you’re looking into...

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Has 2020 made you feel the need to take up a new hobby? Maybe it’s time to start sewing in 2021. Sewing can be an incredibly rewarding and satisfying hobby, giving you creative and practical skills. Whether you want to start learning how to use quilting tools or start...

The best sewing machines to gift this Christmas

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Do you want to treat a loved one this Christmas to a new sewing machine? Know a sewing enthusiast who needs an upgrade to their sewing machine? Here at Franklin’s, we have the perfect selection of sewing machines to bring a smile to the sewers in your life.  ...

The Essential Guide to Choosing the Right Knitting Supplies

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If you want to get involved with knitting, it can be tempting to buy practically all sorts of materials if you’re just getting started: from yarns like West Yorkshire spinners and needles, to fabrics and even sewing machine parts if you’re working on a something much...

Best Ways to Choose the Right Sewing Machine For You

Best Ways to Choose the Right Sewing Machine For You

There are many different sewing machines on the market today, and we know that it can get confusing trying to pick out the right option. In this blog, we will be sharing some of the best ways to help you choose the right sewing machine for you. Know What You Want It...

Sewing, Embroidery, and Quilting Machines: What’s the Difference?

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If you’re thinking of buying a new sewing machine, you might find yourself facing a wealth of different options. This can be confusing, even for accomplished sewers. Let’s start with the basics - the difference between sewing, embroidery, and quilting machines. Sewing...

Translate your passion for sewing to gift-giving

Translate your passion for sewing to gift-giving

As the effects of the lockdown are being felt, and belts are tightening across the country, what better way is there to economise on gift-giving than to turn our talents for sewing towards home-making gifts for our friends and loved ones? As well as saving money and...