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OUTDOOR SEWING SOLUTIONS is expanding and moving


OSS started in a conservatory with a portable sewing machine and expanded to 3 machines in an empty room. 

Within weeks we introduce a table and within months the table doubled in size and now we have run out of room.

Now OSS is is about to double in size.
Thanks for being a part of this journey.


By the 1st of November 2016 OSS will move to our new 2'300 sqft premises in Kirk Deighton.

We will be doubling the size of out sewing table and adding another smaller Preparation table. The floor space will give us as much room on and of the table which will help with the larger jobs.

Racking and shelving will be added in order to increase storage and retailing of products requested from our client base.

There will be plenty of off road parking and access to drive in to work shop.

One of our focuses is to be able to handle large jobs with impacting on the bread and butter work of Awnings and sails.

Thanks for being a part of this journey.

Only 3 machine in an empty room at the start

Then the new table was simply to small

larger table will be made bigger and we will have more floor space for the bigger jobs.

Saying goodbye

Don’t forget to check our helpful LINK’S page

Don’t forget to check our Link page at OUTDOOR SEWING SOLUTIONS

As we learn more and deal with more companies within the Outdoor and leisure industries, we will post on our links page and keep updating as we go.

If you feel we should add other helpful site, please send us the link and we will see if we agree.

We will continue to add links, so keep coming back for tips and helpful websites.

Check out our Google Plus page for tips


OSS links page 
Leather work
Leather work


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.

Read more

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