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For The Love Of Sewing!

National Sewing Machine Day Today we celebrate our love and passion for all things sewing. Some of our much loved machines have been with us for over 40 years and still work a treat today.  With a rather impressive collection of industrial sewing machines at our factory each machinist has their favourite. Here are just a couple of the models we use on each of our Partridge jackets... Classic Lockstitch Machines Our classic lockstitch machines are used for many components of production. Fast, reliable and durable we have a few favourites when it comes to industrial sewing machines... Waxed cotton is a more specialist material and requires smooth and durable machines. Whenever we sew with waxed cotton we must use specialist needles and coated threads.  Juki DLN-5410N  Mitzubishi LT2-2230 Brother DB2-B737-413  A Vintage Must Have The Reece 101 'The Iron Duke' As one of the most sought after machines and best button hole machines out there, our Reece 101 has been a part of the team for over 40 years! With sewing speeds up to 1600 SPM, on average this Reece can produce 3000 Buttonholes in an 8 hour shift! This automatic, two-thread chain stitch buttonhole machine is for creating  keyhole shaped buttonholes, in garments such as jeans, rainwear, suits, trousers, work-wear and coats etc.   The Newbie in town  MMS Button Fuse Solo One of the newest addition's to our factory is the MMS button fuse wrapping machine. A wonderful modern machine that we use for many of our products including shirts and polos.

Garden inspiration for a nation of green fingers...

Has lockdown released your love for gardening? Or have you always had green fingers! From seasoned pros to newbies on the block, lockdown gave many of us the chance to spend more time in the garden and re-vamp our outdoor spaces. With research suggesting that the British public spent over...

Introducing Pet Portrait Artist | Skorkart

This week we are introducing Staffordshire wildlife and pet portrait artist Katharine Skorka. Katharine beautifully hand draws and paints custom pet and wildlife pieces through using watercolour and pastel. In the tech savvy, modern world of today, we are keen to support and collaborate with local artists and artisans who...

Creating Your Autumn Capsule Wardrobe

The ideal autumn capsule wardrobe includes classics we revisit every year, such as chunky knitwear, leather boots, hats and a classic wax jacket.But with small tweaks these classic items can still be refreshed and updated year after year.   Top 3 John Partridge Capsule Wardrobe Essentials   1. The Classic Wax Jacket Of...

The Joys Of Angling | Our Top 5 Fishing Books To Read This Summer

For many of us, we'd all rather be fishing than doing anything else. Whilst England and Wales resumed angling and water sports from the 13th May, Scotland are also allowing fishing to resume from 28th May in the first phase of easing lockdown restrictions. This is great news for those...

Summer Tweed | How we style it

As the weather warms up and many of us put away our winter clothes there is one fabric many of you wont think to wear through the summer. Tweed. But don't pack it away just yet... This country classic may be traditionally worn in the winter but through years of...

Thousands of PPE For The NHS

  The last few weeks have been like never before at the John Partridge factory. Our wax, tweed and quilted jackets have been moved aside to make way for a very different type of garment. As soon as we heard about the desperate need for urgent PPE our factory wanted...

How To Make Your Garden Wildlife Friendly

With Earth Day celebrating it's 50th anniversary this April, we have been thinking about how spending time at home is a great way to evaluate how we can each improve our sustainable lifestyle and be more active in helping our environment.   "On Earth Day, April 22, 2020, we have two...

Quality Craftsmanship | We we choose 'Made in England'

Why 'MADE IN ENGLAND'? To us, British manufacturing is especially important. With a rich heritage of craftsmanship the UK was traditionally a leader and at the forefront of high quality manufacturing  - be it cars, clothing or metalworks. However, in the last few decades there have been a lot of...

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