Sewing Capabilities 2021

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 




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.

5 Reasons Why All Kids Should Sail

5 reason why kids should sail

There might be nothing in the world that packs as many life lessons as the activity of sailing. It teaches teamwork, engineering, history, patience, oceanography, ecology…all in one fell swoop. Because of this, we believe every kid should learn to sail and here’s the top five reasons why.

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Beth Miller sailing success in 2018

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St Aidan's CE High School girl Beth Miller was the first-placed girl and an impressive second overall at the RS Tera Pro World Championships at RS Games in Weymouth Portland, sailing in the 66-strong RS Tera Pro fleet for older juniors in the class, likewise having to contend with some strong breezes. Over five days and 12 races, Beth's results included a race win and two seconds, plus a consistent set of top 10 finishes to secure the girls' title by a clear margin.

Run over 5 days and 12 races Beth took a creditable 1st place in race 5 and finished 2nd in two other races. Day 5 was abandoned due to heavy winds leaving Miller a clear second overall and first girl by some margin.

A lesson in consistency on day four in the heavy breeze Secured her title and second overall with Beth finishing 8th, 8th and 9th.

Other YDSC Pro fleet results were Oliver Rayner in 16th and taking the 1st position in race 6 and Esme Barraclough in 20 places overall.

Beth was representing Yorkshire Dales Sailing club and sailing under the New Zealand flag, representing her father native country.

In the Sports Fleet Oatlands Schoolboy, soon to be Harrogate Grammer School, William Bailey came fifth overall in a very close run battle for first place overall in the Sports Fleet (80 boats).

Thomas Bates of Ripon Sailing club entered in his first open regatta away from his local club finished a very credible 21st in the sports fleet.

Miller, Bailey, Bates and all the other Yorkshire Dales competitors have been a part of the youth training scheme at Ripon Sailing Club in Knaresborough and later move to Yorkshire Dales Sailing club to develop their skills on a larger and more challenging training ground.


Beth Miller Sailing, 2nd overall, RS Tera Pro Worlds 2018

2018 results

1st girl: RS Tera World championships 2018

2nd overall: Rs Tera World Championships 2018

RS Tera World Championship at the RS Games, Weymouth & Portland - Overall

2nd girl: Rs Tera Start of Seasons. results & write up. Photo of Beth leading the fleet off the start line.

3rd Girl: RS Tera Inland Nationals. results and write up.

16th: RS Tera Nationals. results and write up.

Stray FM article click here

Beth Miller on day 4 of the RS Tera Worlds during the RS Games at the WPNSA


Beth, who competed under the New Zealand flag (at organizers request to increase nation's participation) of her dad Martin's native country

The realisation of becoming the Female RS Tera Pro World Champion and second overall hasn’t yet sunk in. Leading up to the event, I would try to go to Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club as often as possible to practice my sport and perfect the little things such as hiking, tacking and jibing. Achieving something as great as this has given me an amazing feeling but at the same time, it feels like you now have such a high standard to maintain. I’ve been training hard over the past four years and especially this last season. To achieve this means a lot and it shows that anything is possible. Before the start of this regatta, one of the massive things I lacked was self-confidence. I would always doubt my ability and say that I can never beat certain competitors. During the worlds I proved myself wrong and that anything you put your mind and time to is possible. Now that I have become a world class sailor, I have much more self-belief and feel much better about my sailing. I now know I can go out and beat people I never thought I could and that has already benefited me massively.

The RS Tera Pro fleet regatta was very competitive but I think what assisted me in attaining my position were the starts and overall boat handling. My dad has been my main coach over the past four years and he has always taught me to keep my boat flat and rarely try to win the starts. Before the competition, Dad and I would sit down at the computer and watch Laser Olympic races and look at there techniques and then I tried to apply them to my own sailing In the heavy winds, I’ve been taught to play the mainsail through the gusts to keep the boat flat. On the start line, many sailors would compete to win the line but it’s more successful to be on the front row with clear air. I am not as tactical as many of my fellow sailors so before we are given the signal to launch I will find somewhere with my dad where we can look at the race course and its surroundings. I will also look at the forecast and see if it may shift and a roughly what time so I am then able to head up the bias side of the beat. The one thing I will never do is bang corners because if the wind does unexpectedly shift you can lose out massively. If I am ever in doubt about the bias side, I will always sail up the middle of the course and look at the surrounding boats to see which side looks favoured. I’m only as good as the weakest sailor, and the best advice I’ve ever been given is “Go out there, sail your hardest and what happens happens.”
Next season, I would like to go up to the RS Feva. I feel like this would be a good option because it can then improve my sailing in many different ways Hopefully, the Feva will give me more understanding of the science behind sailing and therefore make me understand how to generate more speed and power through the body and controls. Sailing a Feva will then give me experience in both a single and double handed boat. Due to going into Year 10 and starting My GCSE’s, I may have to reduce my time sailing but would still like to enter in competitions and get as far as possible.

2019 - 2020

I hope to sail the RS Feva for about two years before making the decision to either stay in a double-handed boat or go back to single handed.

I have now teamed up with her friend Tilda Brayshay to sail in the RS Feva fleet. We have been selected for the RYA RS Feva XL Zone Squad and will be training over the winter to get ready for the RES Feva Nationals in Abersoch next May 2019.


Race 7 Beth 1st round the top mark, 2nd overall.

Beth second around top mark, Second overall.

1st girl, RS Tera Pro World Champs 2018
Beth Miller Sailing, 2nd overall, RS Tera Pro Worlds 2018
Beth Miller Sailing, 1st Girl, RS Tera Pro Worlds 2018
Beth Miller Sailing, 1st Girl, RS Tera Pro Worlds 2018


Worlds Prize giving & speech

RS Tera World Championship 2018

BBC Look North Interview

Beth Miller Sailing, BBC Look North
Beth Miller Sailing, BBC Look North
Beth Miller Sailing, BBC Look North


Beth started sailing the Tera in 2014 and entered the Regatta Fleet at the 2014 National Championships finishing a comfortable Last.

MAGIC MARINE RS Tera National Championships CHAMPIONSHIP FLEET 2014



Team BT (Bad Tactics Sailing)

Beth has now teamed up with her friend Tilda to sail in the RS Feva fleet and will be working towards the Nationals in May 2019.

BT have now been selected for the RYA RS Feva XL Zone Squad.

Tilda Brayshay 2018 Scottish RS Tera Champion

BT Sailing, RS Feva 390

Wet and Forget Awning & Boat cover cleaning

Wet and Forget Awning & Boat cover cleaning

Cleaning your caravan awning and boat covers is a service OUTDOOR SEWING SOLUTIONS offered some time ago via a thrid party supplier.

Since then we have not been able to find a suitable solution to cleaning Caravan awnings and boat covers.

The biggest challenge is the chemicals used rot the treads and materials also making the materials go brittle.


Wet and forget is not being sold in order to clean dirt off your awning as this can be achieved with soap and warm water.


Wet and Forget removes Mould, Algae, Lichen, and Moss


Suitable for cleaning patios, paths, tarmac, block paving, roofs and tennis courts, in fact, ANY outside surface exposed to rainfall. Kills and removes Moss, Mould, Lichen, and Algae with no need of special equipment, just a good garden sprayer.  Wet & Forget helps prevent the damage caused by harsh scouring, scrubbing or water blasting. Unlike bleach-based cleaners, Wet & Forget has an unlimited shelf life.


Wet & Forget helps prevent the damage caused by the harsh scouring of scrubbing or water blasting.


Just use Wet & Forget with a garden sprayer


Some of the ingredient remains active to prevent premature recontamination.


Unlike bleach-based cleaners Wet & Forget has an unlimited shelf life even when mixed with water.


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.

Boat & Sail Cleaner Using Wet and Forget on your Yacht or Marina

Wet And Forget has a significant presence and use in the yachting and marine leisure environment. We are used by one of the UK's top sail cleaners based in Portsmouth. They apply Wet And Forget as part of their sail laundry process to prevent the build-up of mould, mildew and algae. Wet and Forget achieves this by activating each time the sail or surface becomes wet. This kills the spores that arrive and keeps doing so for up to a year. We are used by the world's biggest super yachts down to the smallest of inflatable boats. Many yacht/boat owners use Wet and Forget as part of their annual algae removal.

Wet and Forget is safe on Dacron, Mylar, Kevlar and Carbon Fibre. It's also great for cleaning sail covers, dodgers and sheets. Because Wet & Forget is a specially formulated surface biocide, it's non-caustic, non-acid and no bleach, means you can use Wet and Forget on ANY outdoor surface. Thereby keeping your yacht/boat or equipment looking like new all year around.

Wet & Forget is used all over the world to keep mariners and harbours clean and safe for their customers. We are used extensively to remove mould and slippery algae from walk ways, slipways, paths and walls. Whether used on wood or concrete. Wet and Forget will keep everything clean and safe for up to a year.

Conquer Awning Stains with Wet & Forget Outdoor

Wet & Forget Outdoor wipes out moss, algae, lichen, mold and mildew on surfaces all around your home with no scrubbing, bleaching or pressure washing needed. Maybe you’ve enjoyed amazing results using Wet & Forget Outdoor to eliminate damaging moss on your roof, or disgusting algae on your deck. But what about messes on your awning? Read on to find out about keeping your awning clean with Wet & Forget Outdoor.


You Love your Awning. You Don’t Love the Mold and Mildew.

Installing an awning is a wonderful way to enjoy some shade during the summer, and create a comfortable spot to relax. But whether your awning is aluminum, canvas, rigid, or retractable, it can fall victim to disgusting growths such as green algae, black algae, moss, lichen, or mold and mildew. Cloth awnings can be particularly vulnerable to mold and mildew because the cloth can hold on to that little bit of moisture that creates the perfect environment for mold and mildew growth. Pretty soon, you can find yourself spending less time relaxing beneath your awning, and more time up on a ladder with a scrub brush and bleach, or fighting with a pressure washer.


The Problem with Bleaching and Pressure Washing

Bleaching and pressure washing are two of the common methods that people turn to when they’re faced with outdoor growths such as moss, lichen, algae, or mold and mildew. But if you use bleach on your awning, you will either have to take it down to scrub it, or climb around on a ladder and scrub the awning. The caustic bleach runoff can kill patches of your lawn, and it can also damage or discolor cloth awnings or speed up wear and tear on the surface of some other types of awnings. A pressure washer makes a muddy mess, and pressure washing risks tearing cloth awnings and can add wear and tear to other awning types. Neither of these methods does anything to prevent the growths from coming right back again, trapping you in an endless cycle of cleaning and re-cleaning. Worst of all, both bleaching and pressure washing leave your awning wet afterwards, which is like rolling out the welcome mat for mold and mildew to start re-growing.


Conquer Awning Stains with Wet & Forget Outdoor

With Wet & Forget Outdoor, you can break free from the cleaning and re-cleaning cycle once and for all. Wet & Forget Outdoor wipes out moss, algae, lichen, and mold and mildew with no bleach or pressure washing needed, and keeps them away for a year or more in most cases. Wet & Forget Outdoor’s gentle, non-caustic formula works with the wind and rain to eliminate stains over time, so it’s safe to use on any type of awning, including cloth awnings. Even the most stubborn mold and mildew is no match for Wet & Forget Outdoor: Judy had tried almost everything and thought she would have to give up and replace her cloth awning, until she discovered Wet & Forget Outdoor. Now she’s one of our biggest fans! And you don’t have to do any scrubbing or rinsing with Wet & Forget Outdoor—just spray and leave.


How to Clean your Awning with Wet & Forget Outdoor

Cleaning your awning with Wet & Forget Outdoor couldn’t be easier. Simply:

  1. Mix 1 part Wet & Forget Outdoor with 5 parts water in a pump-up style garden sprayer.
  2. Spray your awning with the diluted Wet & Forget solution at a time that allows 4 to 5 hours’ drying time before the threat of rain. If your awning is retractable, leave it open for at least 4 to 5 hours to allow the Wet & Forget Outdoor to dry thoroughly.
  3. Get back to enjoying your awning, and let Wet & Forget Outdoor do all the work for you!

If your awning is retractable, leave it open as much as possible to allow Wet & Forget Outdoor to work with the wind and rain to eliminate the stains. Once the stains have disappeared, you can return to your normal routine.

When treating moss, be sure to saturate the moss thoroughly so that the Wet & Forget solution can penetrate the moss’s root-like structures. To treat lichen, follow these special instructions.

What service are you looking for from OUTDOOR SEWING SOLUTIONS

What service are you looking for from OUTDOOR SEWING SOLUTIONS

We are making it easier for you to find the information you want on our Website by setting up categories.

We have just started this process and with your own requests to our site and on the email we are starting to come up with more and more Blogs with we hope helpful information.

Please see the below categories for the information suitable for you.

More info and categories will come in the future and don't forget to send in your request for more info on your pet subject.


Caravan, Awning & Tent

Contract Sewing

Contract Sewing


Marine & Sails


"we've got the outdoors sewn up"

If you require more information, see our facebook page


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
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"

#Contractsewing #Camping #Glamping #Sailmaker Yorkshire Dales Sailing Club

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.


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.


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. 
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.

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


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

Celebrating two years in business by moving to The Pig Shed

The Pig Shed, Outdoor Sewing Solutions
The Pig Shed, Outdoor Sewing Solutions

OSS celebrating 2 years in business and a new premises to be ready to move into by 1st November 2016.

So where shall we start? At least we now have windows and should be water tight by the end of the week.

Long term the future looks bright within our current markets and adding the Glamping industry for OSS will bring even more growth.

2016 has seen OSS build partnerships with companies in the Glamping industry and as of November 2016 we will be supplying winter servicing solutions for Yurts, Teepee's, Belltents and more.

New Premises 1st November 2016, 2'300 sqft

Work List:

  • Clean Beams
  • Jet spray all walls
  • Spray paint all walls
  • Paint floor
  • Install caravan in the corner as office, YES.
  • Install table
  • Install racking

Glamping - Yurts, bell tents and more

NEW This year is 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.


Commercial and Industrial Sewing Contractor

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

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.