Est. 2014

When starting my new venture I knew that being a sailmaking in landlocked North of England was not a great business plan.

With a little market research it came apparent although there is a little cover manufacturing in the North of England, there was no service support for many outdoor sewn products. Bell tents to swimming pool cover repairs were amongst the first project I found along with structural design constancy and prototyping services were required for small to Multinational companies.

Solutions were required for new products and servicing of existing products.

Outdoor Sewing Solutions are currently undertaking work for companies from a wide spectrum of industry sectors mostly involved in the leisure activity sectors such as Caravan accessories, Caravan awning manufactures, Climbing walls manufactures, Marine servicing, Boat building and more including The Institute for Outdoor Learning.


project management: concept consultancy, design, fabric textile specification, prototyping, knife and laser cutting, product fabrication.

Repair and servicing:

Services: Alterations (awning extension & reductions), Cleaning, Accessories shop,

Products: Caravan awnings, Sails, Swimming pool covers, Sail Shades

Specialising in heavy duty sewn products with a broad range of services across many sectors.

Heavy-duty sewing machines allow OSS to handle a massive range of material weights.

Sewing Capabilities

OUTDOOR SEWING SOLUTIONS have 6 industrial sewing machine of which 4 are set into an 18-meter table.

The two machines not set into the table are the Bar tacking machine and Global zigzag machine we use for binding.

Machine range from straight stitch to zigzag and bar taking machines.

Two machines are long arm machines which allow us to manage larger jobs by reaching further into the middle of panels. This goes for new manufacturing jobs so we do not crease the materials while sewing and great for repairing large jobs being able to get more material under the machine.

The different stitch capabilities of each machine means we can work more efficiently. One job might require different stitch type and thread weights.

What is a compound walking foot?
There are a few different variations of the walking foot feed system, but the most common one is the triple, a.k.a. compound feed system. Compound feed sewing machines have two alternating presser feet which move the material by synchronising the motion of the needle-bar, the inside presser foot, and the bottom feed dog.
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Camping / Contract Sewing / Glamping / Sailmaking

"We've got the outdoors sewn-up"

Kiwi Sailmaker - Martin started sailing at the age of eight in New Zealand’s designed P class dinghy. He competed at national level sailing P Class, Starling and Laser II’ s, while sailing the laser at international level.

Martin started his sailmaking career in 1984 with a four-year ‘canvas and saddlery’ apprenticeship with Hood’ and has since deployed his skills across the world, including several Admiral cups, around the world campaigns and as part of Team New Zealand for the America's cup. His roles included sailmaker and sail trimmer in partnership with North sails international.

Martin left the sail making industry and moved into the packaging industry selling firstly corrugated and carton boxes and more recently, account/project and international account management of high-value capital equipment, such as labeling technology machinery servicing some of Europe’s largest multi-national companies.

Since taking up caravanning with his family a few years ago, Martin has been repairing awnings and outdoor products in addition to supplying solutions to fellow caravaners.The sailing has also continued with Martin sailing his own National 12 and last representing Great Britain and Northern Island in the 2010 Commodores cup off the Isle of Wight.

Taking this experience and supported by heavy-duty industrial sewing machines, Martin is now offering his services and solutions to a wider audience and looks forward to helping fellow outdoor explorers.

You can find out more about the services on offer from Outdoor Sewing Solutions here.

If you want to know more about us, contact Martin at OUTDOOR SEWING SOLUTIONS


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