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Contract Sewing

Glamping

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Yacht Keelboat sails

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Keelboat sail repairs and servicing in now available in the North of England.

In our 4th year of trading, OUTDOOR SEWING SOLUTIONS can now offer a full range of sailmaking services for sailing boat up to 50 foot.

With the investment over the winter, we now have the capabilities to service heavier sails for a boat up to 50 foot.

More investment will be made in the future to improve this offer even further.

 

We have purchased a second-hand Solent sewing machine which has been designed and build for the Medium to heavy range of sails.

With this and our twin needle longarm, there are not many sails we are not able to service.

 

The list of capabilities for sails is as below.

 

 

 

Yacht KeelBoat sails service and repair for the North of Engalnd

Longarm sewing machine, zig-zag, three step and straight stitch

Outdoor Sewing Solutions has invested in a Longarm sewing machine that will do stitch in zig-zag, three step and straight stitch.

The Solent 98-650 Longarm has been purchased for Sail repairs and manufacture.

Solent machine is specially manufactured for the sailmaking industry and will give us Zigzag stitch and triple stitch on light heavy jobs.

This machine will fill a gap in our machine armoury for making one design sails, repairing Mylar and Windsurf sails without the need to roll the sail as tight, therefore risking creasing the materials.

Windsurf repair can now be done more efficiently as well as Myler dinghy sails.

 

Solent long arm sewing Machine

Cam change machine

ZigZag 2 step

Zigzag 3/6 Step

Straight stitch

Zigzag and Triple stitch seaming to Heavy duty corners. The most versatile machine for sailmaking machine for all round sailmaking.

Windsurf Sail - Dinghy sails - Laminate sails - Large heavy duty sails - Sacrificial strips

Keelboat sails repair and servicing.

Highlead Long Arm

Twin needle walking foot

Heavy duty for sewing webbing onto corner patches of sails.

For large and heavy jobs - Lap seams for Glamping roof seams and Caravan and tent seams

Glamping - Caravan awnings - Tents

Phaff Six step sewing machine

Six step

Spinnaker seams

Nylon material

Sail laminates

Tent lap seams

Light weight materials

Brother sewing machine

Straight stitch walking foot

Sail bolt rope repairs and canvas cover repairs.

Heavy duty machine for canvas items

20 Tonne Press

Press for eyelets in corners of canopies and sails.

Rutgerson Super rings - Endeavour Ringd

Headboard Liner for Aluminium Headboards

Tents are made out of a wide range of fabrics

Tents are made out of a wide range of fabrics these days, not just traditional canvas. Below you'll find details and benefits of each.

At one time tents were simple: They were all made of canvas, a traditional 100 percent cotton fabric. Cotton is a great material for making superior tents, but it’s relatively rare today.

Its main disadvantage is its weight compared to modern, manmade fabrics. But you can’t beat the wonderful smell inside a traditional cotton tent and it’s the best fabric for keeping you cool on hot days and warm during cold nights.

The cotton naturally breathes, so it is less prone to condensation than modern fabrics. As a result, you’ll often find cotton tents don’t bother with inner tents in the sleeping areas.

Why does my new cotton tent leak?

One oddity of cotton canvas can catch out the innocent beginner - brand new cotton tents usually leak!

Sounds drastic, doesn’t it? It isn’t really. New cotton canvas tents need to go through a process called weathering. It's simple to avoid a soaking though, just put up the tent when rain is forecast and wait for the clouds to open.

The tent will get wet, some drips will come through and all the cotton fibers in the weave will swell and nestle into each other. The result? A perfectly waterproof tent and one that will give years and years of good service if it is looked after.

Some tents will need two or three weatherings before every last drip is eliminated. Be patient, those last few drips will go unless of course, there's a hole somewhere that needs to be fixed. You can, speed up the process and replace the rain with a hose pipe or a watering can.

Some cotton tents have a weather-proof coating so don't need weathering. Be careful, though, this may remove the breathability of the fabric which is one of cotton's main advantages.

PVC coated canvas tents

Larger frame tents and many trailer tents will be made from cotton canvas but will have a heavy Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) coating on the roof to make them strong and waterproof.

The only drawback of this is the added weight and a slight tendency for condensation for form on the plastic coated fabric. Condensation can be a problem with any coated fabric and that’s why ventilation is so important in tents.

Many newcomers to camping mistake condensation for a leaky tent but if you buy a tent with good ventilators and use them correctly your tent should stay dry and comfortable.

Polycotton canvas tents

Just as with shirts, 100 percent cotton tents have mostly been replaced by tents made from a mixture known as polycotton.

This natural cotton blended with polyester can give a lighter fabric with the same strength. Like cotton, it can be used uncoated but normally will be treated to make it repel water.

Polyester tents

This common fabric for tents comes with a variety of different coatings. Many tent manufacturers offer their own coatings with different names.

What you need to look for is a breathable coating that lets air but not moisture through. This fabric is generally more durable than nylon but everything we’ve said about nylon (below) pretty much applies to polyester tent fabrics. Among the factors that make it perhaps the most popular tent fabric is that it doesn’t shrink or get baggy when wet, and it is far less affected by sunlight.

Nylon tents

Small tents are often made of nylon. Individual nylon fibers do not absorb water and generally, this means the fabric can be made much lighter.

The cheapest and simplest tents are made from nylon but so are the most expensive tents destined for expedition use, the difference is in the coatings.

Untreated nylon can be used for tents but usually, it will be coated. The coating may be acrylic, polyurethane (PU) or silicone.

Quality and durability of these coatings vary and, as with most things in life, better coatings are more expensive. Acrylic is usually cheapest and silicone, which offers the best protection, is more expensive.

Often the fine weave of a nylon tent will be reinforced with a larger ‘rip-stop’ net pattern in the weave. Think ladies ‘nylons’ (as they used to be called) or tights. Tights ‘ladder’ very easily and you’d hate a similar thing to happen to your tent fabric. The ‘rip-stop’ pattern of thicker threads allows most of the fabric to be extremely thin – and hence lightweight – but the thicker areas prevent a tear ‘laddering’ (or ‘propagating through’) the fabric if a small hole is made in it.

When a nylon tent gets damp the fabric slackens, so you may need to tighten your guy lines to keep it in good shape.

Nylon is attacked by ultraviolet light so strong sunlight can shorten the life of your tent. Special light filter coatings reduce this effect but long exposure on bright summer days will still reduce the life of a nylon tent.

A tent on fire

No tent fabric is fireproof. Today most tent makers claim their fabrics are fire retardant but all tents will burn and most will burn remarkably quickly.

That’s the reason you should never use any equipment with open flames in a tent and, however romantic you think it may be, never, ever use candles in or near a tent.

If your tent does catch fire there is only one thing to do. Get everybody out and get clear of the tent as quickly as possible. Save yourself and worry about the tent later.

Traditional tent campers adopt an excellent habit – they all keep a fire-bucket full of water or sand outside their tent. Nothing is more effective if a tent does catch fire than half a dozen good neighbors each throwing their own bucket of water on the blaze.

The Club has a rule that units should always be 6 meters apart from each other. The law states that all units should be no closer than 3 metres apart to help prevent fires from spreading.

Caravan Awning Extensions & Reductions

Caravan awning extensions & reductions

Awning extension and reductions
Anti-wicking threads keep seams from leaking.
Strong double folded lap seams the same as used in the manufacturing process
Water resistant tape used inside seam and out of sight
new replacement beading/piping included in the price for extensions

Alterations up to 750.00mm maximum
Caravan awning extensions - £225
new replacement beading/piping included in the price for extensions
Caravan awning reductions - Starting from £185

  • All work has a 12-month warranty
  • UK wide collection and delivery
  • Anti-wicking threads

Awning and Tent repairs

  • Repairs from £35 or talk to us and we can supply options for you to do the repair at home yourself saving even more money.

Preseason servicing

  • Service your awning prior to winter storage.
  • Book service in prior to pre-season rush. Prices start at £60.00 plus materials.
  • Winter storage, see our Blog

What awning size is right for your caravan

Holiday closure dates

Holiday Closure dates
 
OUTDOOR SEWING SOLUTIONS will be closed on the following dates.
 
We are open on some Saturday mornings but by appointment only or as announced on our facebook prior to the weekend.
 
Good Friday
30/March/2018 Closed
Easter Monday
02/April/2018 Closed
Leave
11/April/2018 - 15/April/2018 Closed
Labor Day
07/05/2018 Closed
 
Summer dates
28/May/2018 - 03/June/2018 Closed
03/August/2018 - 12/August/2018 Closed
 

Flyers are now available

OUTDOOR SEWING SOLUTIONS flyers are available to order now.

Just message us and we will send as many flyers as you need to your campsite, Glamping site or sailing club.

You can also save as PDF file and print your own copies, otherwise contact OSS via email and we will send you a PDF copy.

 

"we've got the outdoors sewn up"

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Sewing Capabilities

Sewing table

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

The two machines not set into the table are a 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 is go 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.

Highlead Long Arm

Twin needle walking foot

For large and heavy jobs - Lap seams for Glamping roof seams and Caravan and tent seams

Glamping - Caravan awnings - Tents

Solent long arm sewing Machine

Cam change macine

ZigZag 2 step

Zigzag 3/6 Step

Straight stitch

Windsurf Sail - Dinghy sails - Laminate sails - Large heavy duty sails - Sacrificial strips

Brother sewing machine

Straight stitch walking foot

Heavy duty machine for canvas items

Boat cover - Awnings - Yurts

Phaff Six step sewing machine

Six step

Spinnaker seams

Nylon material

Sail laminates

Tent lap seams 

Light weight materials

 

Global Zigzag sewing machine

Zigzag stitch up to 10mm

Light to medium weight materials

Binding machine

Over the edge lock stitching for raw edges

 

Bar tacking

28 stitch bar tacking

heavy duty

For webbing

20 Tonne Press

Press for eyelets in corners of canopies and sails.

Rutgerson Super rings - Endeavour Ringd

Headboard Liner for Aluminium Headboards 

 

Threads

Threads:

We only use the leading anti-wick thread for sewing operations in awnings, tents, boat covers, tarpaulins and sail making, to promote longevity of our workmanship.

With continued exposure to sunlight and weather, the threads we use are formulated to prevent colour fade and retain strength by spinning a sheath of cotton around a core of continuous filament polyester. It is then coated with an anti-wicking agent to prevent water absorption and water migration along the thread, thus assisting the thread to maintain its dexterity.

Industrial Contract Sewing Services

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Industrial Contract Sewing Services

Specialising in heavy duty textile sewing solutions across a broad range of industry sectors.

Providing repair services to the public and trade for outdoor sewn products such as caravan awnings, tents, sails and much more.

“We’ve got the outdoors sewn-up”

www.outdoorsewingsolutions.co.uk

We offer concept design services through to consumer project management and everything in between including: concept consultancy, design, fabric textile specification, prototyping, knife and laser cutting, product fabrication.

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. We have also taken on work for others including The Institute for Outdoor Learning.

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

NEW This year is Glamping contract manufacturing.

In order to reduce costs our clients are now able to design and purchase their own materials and free issue either cut panels or raw material to us for assembly. This means we only charge you for the assembly without added costs of Purchasing your materials with large mark ups. This puts all control of costs back into your hands. OSS is also able to hold stock of your materials on site.

 

Sewing capabilities

 

Heavy Duty Sewing machine

Clean Outside Surfaces and Remove Moss

Clean Outside Surfaces and Remove Moss

Canvas Cleaning for Caravan awning, tents and sails

Trees, birds, seaspray, car exhaust, mould and dogs are just some of the culprits for staining awnings, so as far as is practicable, protect your awning from trouble.

Cleaning services for canvas products is limited in the UK with many issues of damage and lost  in the post items when people send their valuable camping items away for cleaning.

OUTDOOR SEWING SOLUTIONS recommendation is as follows.

  1. Erect your tent, Caravan awning or sail at home and with a hose and cloth clean off any dirt you may have on the awning.
  2. Clean with Wet & Forget by spraying on with your Garden Sprayer
  3. Reproof if required with reproofing such as Grangers Fabsil. There are many options for sale at your local outdoor shop or on the Internet. OSS do not currently recommend one product.

Do not ever water jet your outdoor materials as this will only damage the materials and remove any waterproofing the materials might have.

Cleaning

Always wait until the canvas is dry before dealing with mud or dirt, when it can usually be removed with a stiff brush. Stubborn marks can be tackled with plain water, but anything stronger should be avoided if possible. If too unsightly, try soap and water but never detergent. Any area touched by the soap solution will have to be reproofed.

Windows with water and wiped with a soft cloth to remove drips.

Reprooofing

Small patches can be treated with an aerosol proofer and should be applied when the awning is dry and in a well ventilated place. Note the proofer contains solvents which are highly flammable. For larger areas it may be better to use a soft paint brush. Ideal conditions are a warm, dry day, but avoid hot sun which will dry the proofer out too quickly. Do not forget to protect vinyl windows, mudwalls, grass and tarmac while using products which contain spirit-based solvents. Do not pack the awning away until the solvent has completely dried out.

Wet and Forget 

Clean Outside Surfaces and Remove Moss with Original Wet and Forget Cleaners

Wet & Forget has a unique combination of biodegradable selective surfactants for Moss, Mould, Lichen and Algae removal on any exterior surface. When diluted with water and applied, it immediately attacks these unsightly contaminants.

Each time it rains, this safe, cleansing combination reactivates to help flush away the Moss, Mould, Lichen and Algae without scouring the surface it has infested. Wet & Forget is a safe and effective way of removing these contaminants from ANY exterior surface.  Once applied the wind and the rain will gently takes the decomposing material away bit by bit until the surface is clean.

  • Non caustic.
  • Non acidic.
  • No bleach.
  • No pressure washing.
  • No elbow grease.
  • 5L concentrate makes 30L of product. No special equipment required just a good garden sprayer..
  • Easy to maintain, reapply at the first sign of recontamination.
  • UNLIMITED shelf life even when mixed with water.

 

Silicone based proofer with UV protection for tents, awning, garden furniture 

and outdoor accessories. 
 
PROOFING
No matter how good your clothing, footware and equipment, Factory-applied DWR coatings will not maintain their performance indefinitely. 

Grangers have developed a range of products designed to care for all your outdoor gear 

to the highest standards and extend the life of your equipment for many years.
 
ADVANCED MIRRORED TECHNOLOGIES

Granger's Advanced Mirrored Technologies mirror the performance of both the cleaning 

and proofing processes of the manufacturer's Durable Waterproof repellency (DWR) layer. 
Our AMT technologies mirror those of the world's leading outdoor brands. 
 
Granger's AMT means: 
  • Fabric breathability is maintained. 
  • Superb bonding of treatment to the fabric. 
  • Visual appearance of garment is maintained. 
  • Our DWR finish will remain on the fabric even after many washes 

www.outdoorsewingsolutions.co.uk

 

Clean Outside Surfaces and Remove Moss with Original Wet and Forget Cleaners
Fabsil Universal Protector Liquid

Investment of machinery for dinghy, one design and windsurfing sails.

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Longarm sewing machine, zig-zag, three step and straight stitch

Outdoor Sewing Solutions has invested in a Longarm sewing machine that will do stitch in zig-zag, three step and straight stitch.

The Solent 98-650 Longarm has been purchased for Sail repairs and manufacture.

Solent machine is specially manufactured for the sailmaking industry and will give us Zigzag stitch and triple stitch on light heavy jobs.

This machine will fill a gap in our machine armoury for making one design sails, repairing Mylar and Windsurf sails without the need to roll the sail as tight, therefore risking creasing the materials.

Windsurf repair can now be done more efficiently as well as Myler dinghy sails.

The zig-zag, three step and straight stitch capability also make this machine perfect for One Design Sails.

With three stitches on one machine, it also increases our capacity freeing up another machine to focus on other Outdoor Products such as Awning repairs and Contract manufacturing product.

More investment next year will give us another walking foot machine that will also specialise in binding.


Other machines we also run:

  • Brother walking foot Straight stitch, Light to Heavy duty.
  • Phaff Triple stitch (6 point), Light to medium for sail and tent repair.
  • Global Zigzag, Light to Medium.
  • 28 stitch Bar tacking machine for Webbing.
  • Long arm twin needle Highlead sewing machine for Medium to heavy duty sewing.

 

"We've got the outdoors sewn up"

Phaff triple stitch
Brother walking foot