Fabsil Universal Protector Liquid and Aerosol

The high performance silicone-based waterproofing has been trusted by professionals and outdoor enthusiasts for years. By using it you can restore the waterproofing of any outdoor fabrics, including boat covers.

  • Replicates the original water-repellent finish applied to outdoor products.
  • Versatile – works on any outdoor fabric.
  • Easy to use – can be painted or sprayed on.

Nothing takes the fun out of camping like a leaking tent. Fortunately, Fabsil can help. Fabsil Universal Protector Liquid replicates the original water-repellent finish found on all kinds of outdoor gear and equipment, and can help keep you dry in even the wettest weather.

Trusted by professionals and outdoor enthusiasts for years, Fabsil Universal Protector is a high-performance, silicone-based waterproofing treatment, suitable for use on tents, boat covers, parasols, garden chairs, and umbrellas.

Fabsil Universal Protector 600ml

Fabsil Protector + UV 1L

Fabsil Universal Silicone Waterproofer – 2.5 Litres

Fabsil Universal Silicone Waterproofer – 5

Due to popular demand OUTDOOR SEWING SOLUTIONS is now stocking Fabsil Waterproof Protector.

Fabsil Protector + UV 5L
Usage instructions are as follows:

      • Ensure the fabric being treated is clean and free of debris.




    • Apply with a clean paintbrush, using long even strokes.



    • Alternatively, decant Fabsil into a spray and apply using a fine mist setting.



    • Ensure good coverage is achieved.



    • Wipe away any excess Fabsil, including any droplets, with a clean cloth.



    • Allow the product to dry completely before exposing to any moisture.



Warning: Flammable liquid and vapour. May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways. May cause drowsiness or dizziness. Contains Zirconium butanolate. May produce an allergic reaction.
Contains: NAPHTHA

The making of one design sails

The making of one design sails

Found this little video on YouTube.

I hope you find it an insight of what goes into the manufacture of your sail.

Click here: The Making of one design sails

One-design is a form of racing where all boats are virtually identical or similar in design.

Class-legal boats race each other without any handicap calculations, start at the same time, and the winner is the first to cross the finish line.

There are more than 150 actively raced one-design classes in the UK. The classes range from eight-foot Optimist dinghies to the 12 Meter sailboats and beyond.

One-design classes  are broken down into fleets that are located at yacht clubs and community sailing programs. Club or fleet racing takes place on a regular basis all over the country, and many fleets welcome newcomers. Contact your local yacht club or community program to get involved in one-design sailing and ask for the name of the fleet captain(s).

I am the fleet slow fleet captains at Ripon Sailing club in North Yorkshire.

Find out more about fleets and classes sailed at Ripon Sailing Club at one design fleets, Ripon Sailing Club


Dinghy sail panel replacement

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Dinghy sail panel replacement while keeping the integrity of the sail shape.

In this case the material in both the tack and clew window panel has broken down and torn and needs replacing.

As there is a lot of shape in the bottom of this sail. Maintaining the integrity of the sail shape is all important and can be managed by folding and pinning the sections flat before we pull any panels out.

We will remove and replace one panel at a time.

Blending in Clew and Tack patch so there are no hing points created between the Dacron sail and the window material.

Replacing the logo is an important part of making sure the sail looks as good as they day it was purchase, apart from a few age creases in the Dacron.

Hopefully this client will like the job we have done. Outlaw Sailing



Leather work bag repair

‪#‎leatherwork‬ ‪#‎Bag‬ ‪#‎repair‬

Repairs in 10 minutes, no problem, book in and we will repair while you wait (where possible).

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.

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.

Leather work
Leather work

Leather work
Leather work


RS Tera North Squad Training at Ripon Sailing Club

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The RS Tera North Squad enjoyed a brilliant weekend of coaching at Ripon SC on 20 and 21 February. With coaches anxiously watching the forecast in the run up to the weekend there was some question about how much on the water time the squad could safely have but in the end nearly the whole of the weekend was spent afloat with some fantastic sailing by this very talented group of young helms.

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RS Tera North Squad Training at Ripon Sailing Club


Contract Sewing Services

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

Oss can supply bespoke solutions from free issue items for sewing only to Full design to production services.

  1. Free issue manufacture
    • You supply all components and Oss will stitch you product together charging labour and overheads only.
    • Have your product digitally cut by one of our partners, deliver to OSS then on to your requested destination.
  2. Design
    1. Manual and digital design options
  3. Prototyping
    1. Confidentiality for new projects
    2. spend time on site with us to get the results you are looking for
  4. On site production
  5. High volume manufacture from China
  6. Rectification work
  7. Digital cutting for higher volume items

Sewing machines:

  • Straight stitch walking foot, any weight
  • Zig Zag
  • Triple stitch, 6 step

Small items to heavy duty sewing. 10mm thickness is no issue for some of our machines.

Services from OSS
Clickfast Services

Caravan Awning Size

What awning size is right for my caravan?

The below links will help you measure your caravan to insure you chose the correct awning size for your purchase or alterations.

Awning extension and reductions

We can alter your awning up to 75cm. Anti wicking threads keeps seams from leaking.


Find your awning: Ventura

4 easy steps to buy your awning: Bradcot

Whats my Size? Measuring your Van: NR awnings

Alterations up to 750.00mm maximum

Caravan awning extensions – £140
Caravan awning reductions – Starting from £124



"A" measurement size is ascertained as follows: Place the caravan on even ground. Measure from ground level at most forward point of channel to most rearward point of awning channel, and straight down to the ground. This procedure is easily undertaken with a piece of string (see drawing).

Measure your caravan from ground to ground
Measure your caravan from ground to ground

Tent, Caravan and sailing season upon us



It is time to think about the Tent, sail or awning you put away last season.

As Easter get closer, all lead times get longer in a made rush to be ready for the Summer weather.

If you don't get in fast, you will fine yourself searching the internet for someone who can repair you outdoor products.


Tent/Awning Cleaning

Tent/Awning repairs or Caravan Awning repair

Caravan awning tips for cleaning, maintenance and repair



Tent Services - OSS
Tent Services - OSS
Caravan Awning Repairs

Tent and awning materials functionalities

Cotton cloth and textile materials which have a microporous coating on the outside have a strong breathable capability that allows air and water vapour to pass through. This increases comfort and creates a pleasant climate in the tent.

Dirt repellent

The cloth or fabric has been given a finish that ensures that dust and dirt adhere to it less readily and the fabric does not attract them.

The use of inherently flame-retardant fibers ensures extra safety and protection. Textile material that is flame retardant inhibits fires from starting and delays their spreading.

Various types of fiber have a low degree of shrinkage. Thanks to special methods of production and professional processing by the manufacturer, the tent fabric remains stable. This enables a tent or awning to be stretched taut.

Sun protective
This fabric resists the nuisance caused by sunlight and the heat resulting from  sunlight. TenCate tent and awning fabric is well able to withstand UV radiation and thus provides effective protection from the sun.

The right choice of dyes and colourings with excellent colourfastness ensures that tent and awning fabric retain their colour, even when they are exposed to sun and rain for many seasons.

A number of studies and tests have proven that the best raw materials, the right combination of fibers, the weaving technique chosen and

good finishes result in excellent durability. Good maintenance will increase lifespan even further.

Moisture regulating
Fibers like cotton and PVA have a high moisture-absorbent capability and are able to get rid of moisture quickly from this textile material.

An ingenious combination of fibers, yarns, weaving and finishing gives the textile material its strength. The right processing and smart construction enhance this feature.

Water repellent
The combination of fibers, construction and processing results in a textile material that repels water.


Tent fabric care, increase the life span of your tent.

After you have bought your tent, the cotton tent cloth may in the first instance still allow a little moisture to pass through. However, during the first shower the fabric will become saturated, causing it to close as it were and thus allow no further water to pass through.

Tent Services - OSS

Every type of tent cloth requires maintenance, however strong and weather-resistant the material may be. The following tips will enable you to enjoy your tent for even longer.

  • Make sure the tent cloth and the slope of the tent are correctly tensioned. This will enable rainwater to run off more easily.
  • Never touch the tent with greasy hands. If you have used suntan lotion, wash your hands first, as grease can harm the waterproof qualities.
  • Never place chairs or similar objects against the tent cloth. Friction can easily cause damage, which may result in leakage.
  • Do not touch the tent cloth while it is raining, as this will allow water to remain ‘suspended’ where the tent cloth has been touched, thus increasing the risk of leakage.
  • Do not hang washing or wet towels over the tent cloth. These may still contain some soap residues which can be transferred to the tent cloth and affect its water-repellent properties.
  • For the same reason, never clean the mud skirts or ground sheets with soap.
  • Ventilate the tent well, even if it is not or rarely being used.
  • Avoid cooking in the tent or at least make sure that there is adequate ventilation to remove any condensation formed.
  • Clean the tent cloth before storage.
  • Make sure the tent is thoroughly dry before storage.

Tent repairs

Repairs from £30 or talk to us and we can supply options for you to do the repair at home yourself saving even more money.

From small hole to zip, ground sheet and panel replacement.

Tent poles

We are able to order in poles to match your current sizes, lead time required to buy in the sizes you want.

Pre season servicing

Service you awning before you put it away and before the pre-season rush. prices start at £60.00 plus materials.

For more information in regards your tent and awning, please feel free to contact OSS or go to the site at OUTDOOR SEWING SOLUTIONS