Why buy your machine from Franklins?

Price – Our prices either match or are lower than online, it is worth checking in store for the best prices. There is never a need to buy your machine anywhere else other than your local Franklins store.

Choice – We carry a wide range of machines from the leading manufacturers, these have been selected for quality and value. If you can’t see the make or model you are looking for please let us know. If you are not sure what machine to buy then come in store and see the machines working. We offer in-store demonstrations so you know you are buying the right machine for your sewing needs.

Tuition – We have training rooms at our Colchester, Chelmsford, and Salisbury stores for the purpose of giving you the opportunity to further your knowledge of your new machine. Customers who purchased their machine from Franklins receive a discount on classes for their new machine. Click here to see our Class Calendar 

Service – Our Service Department is second to none, our engineers are factory trained which enables us to carry out repairs to all makes of domestic and industrial machine. We also have contracts with Education Authorities, Health Services, Defence Department and factories.

SMTA – Franklins are proud members of the Sewing Machine Trade Association (SMTA). The Sewing Machine Trade Association are here to help you our customer. Shopping at an SMTA Approved Retailer means you will never again need to ask ‘what happens if my Sewing Machine goes wrong?’ or ‘I cannot get the hang of this sewing machine, where can I get help?’

Established in 1956, Franklins is now in its third generation of business. We have two of the largest needlecraft stores in the UK, offering an exciting range of Craft, Haberdashery, Knitting and much more.