Unpacking our Extra Large Beach Bags for…

Our customers are always telling us how much they can fit into our Extra Large Beach Bags, often not just when going to the beach!

Here at The Stripes Company we have know this for years, having used these super handy bags for all kinds things including weekends away, packing for the kids, going to the gym or doing the grocery shop! And they never let us down. They are strong, water resistant, hold TONNES and (even if we do say so ourselves) they also look great!

To put these claims to the test we decided to load them up for various situations and see how much we can fit in them – and they didn’t disappoint! See the results on the videos below, and a big thanks to our own Sally for happily packing and unpacking to put these bags to the tests!

Shop our Extra Large Beach Bags here!

Extra Large Beach Bags – A Country Weekend!
Extra Large Beach Bags – The Kids!
Extra Large Beach Bags – The Groceries!

And we couldn’t forget actually going to the beach!

Extra Large Beach Bags – The Beach!

The Stripes Company Shows 2018

The Stripes Company Shows 2018

STRIPES ON TOUR Dates for 2018

See us at a whole host of shows and events this year. We are excited to be exhibiting at the following:

The Creative Craft Show – Sewing For Pleasure
NEC Birmingham
Stand B08
15-18th March 2018

Country Living Spring Fair
Alexandra Palace London
Stand W7
26-29th April 2018

Badminton Horse Trials
Country Living Pavillion – Stand 2
2-6th May 2018

Hampton Court RHS Flower Show
Country Living Marquee – Stand TBC
2-8th July 2018

Tatton Park RHS Flower Show
Stand TBC
18-22nd July 2018

Burghley Horse Trials – Stamford, Lincs
The Country Living MAKERS Marquee – Stand TBC
30th Aug – 2nd Sept 2018

Lookout for the Brightest Stripiest Stand and come and say Hello to Dan!

Stripes Company Shows 2018
Dan in his Multi Colour Striped Suit at a Show

Won’t be able to make it to any of The Stripes Company shows 2018? Visit us online at www.thestripescompany.com or visit our Fabric Factory Outlet Shop near Chester

Folding Wooden Stools

Folding Wooden Stools from The Stripes Company.

Portable folding wooden stools with strong canvas seats in many different striped canvas fabrics.

Made in grade A Teak each folding wooden stool is lightweight, easy to carry, stores flat, so takes up little room in a cupboard or boot of the car.

Hence they are ideal for taking with you to outdoor events, picnics, festivals, camping, when you want to sit down or rest for a short while.
We are offering them with seats made up in any of our deckchair canvas range. The seat is easily replaced / removable using a dowelling system.
striped folding wooden stools

striped folding wooden stoolsWe also have plain fabrics for those of you who prefer a more traditional folding stool, in dark green, red, blue, black, orange or cream for that matter.

green folding wooden stool
Dark green folding wooden stool

These sturdy folding stools are made from beautiful warm coloured Teak hardwood. Remember old fashioned folding wood stools before the advent of aluminium and plastic? Yes?

Our teak wooden stools are faithful replicas but brought up to date covered in a range of  jazzy, bright stripes!

See our full range of folding wooden stools

teak folding stool
Teak folding stool with striped seat in Yoga fabric

How To Make Your Own Deckchair Canopy Cover

Watch as we show you in 6 simple steps how to make your own deckchair canopy cover using our unique stripy fabric and pompom fringe. You can see our huge range of deckchair fabrics and pompom bobble fringes on our website

Video Transcript

How to recover a deckchair canopy from The Stripes Company

Step 1. Preparing Your Fabric

Notes.

For most deckchair canopies you will need 2m of deckchair fabric cut in half to make 2 x 1m lengths which you will pin and then stitch together.

Step 2. Sewing Together

Notes.

Iron the seam flat.

Step 3. Measuring Up

Notes.

You will need approx 3m of bobble fringe.

Note the front and back measurements of canopy frame (back may be narrower)

To find the depth of the overhang subtract your canopy width from the width of the fabric and then divide the remaining measurement by two. Note this down. Do this for front and back.

Step 4. Creating The Corners

Notes.

Fold the corners and using the previous measurements mark with a pin (remember front and back are different).

Repeat for all four corners.

Stitch and then cut off the surplus fabric from each of the four corners.

Step 5. Adding The Bobble Fringe

Notes.

Start at a corner seam folding in the edge of the fabric the width of the bobble trim and pin all the way around the canopy before stitching.

Step 6. Finishing Off

Notes.

Tacking the corners is optional.

Enjoy your canopy

It is that easy! Create your own deckchair canopy with deckchair fabric and bobble fringe from The Stripes Company.

Timeless Stylish Deck Chairs

Timeless Deckchairs, Stylish Deck Chairs – The Edwardian Deck Chair

Stylish Deck Chairs

Here at the Stripes Company we offer new Old Style Deck Chairs which we cover from ‘canopy’ top to ‘footstool’ toe in any of our wonderful deckchair fabrics. In addition we trim the canopies with pompoms from our range of bobble fringes, if desired.

The chairs are in the style of Edwardian deckchairs from days gone by

stylish deck chairsgreen old style deck chair

Antique Deck Chairs

However some of our enterprising customers restore and recover their own antique deck chairs. Furthermore, they buy the deckchair fabric from The Stripes Company and recover the chairs themselves.

restored edwardian deckchair
Restored edwardian deck chair for 70th birthday present

The Stripes Company Shows and Events 2017

The Stripes Company Shows / Event Dates 2017

STRIPES ON TOUR

See us at a whole host of new shows and events this year. We are excited to be exhibiting at the following:

Christmas Fairs:

Country Living LONDON Christmas Fair
BDC Islington 8 – 12th November 2017

Stand VG38 in The Village Garden area on the ground floor

  • Weds 8th 10am – 5pm
  • Thurs 9th 10am – 8.30pm
  • Fri 10th 10am – 6pm
  • Sat 11th 10am – 6pm
  • Sun 12th 10am – 3pm

Country Living GLASGOW Christmas Fair
SECC 23 – 26th November 2017

Stand PA4

  • Thurs 23rd 10am – 5pm
  • Fri 24th 10am – 5pm
  • Sat 25th 10am – 5pm
  • Sun 26th 10am – 4pm

Country Living HARROGATE Christmas Fair
HIC 30th Nov – 3rd December 2017

Stand M61a

  • Thurs 30th 10am – 5pm
  • Fri 1st 10am – 5pm
  • Sat 2nd 10am – 5pm
  • Sun 3rd 10am – 4pm

Book Tickets here and let us know you are coming via our contact form and we will send you an exclusive show offer!


W.I. Fair
Alexandra Palace London
Stand 342
29 March-1st April 2017

Country Living Spring Fair
Alexandra Palace London
Stand W7
27-30th April 2017

Badminton Horse Trials
Country Living Marquee – Stand 2
3-7th May 2017

House and Garden Festival
Olympia, London
Grow London – Stand GR61
21- 24th June 2017

Hampton Court RHS Flower Show
Country Living Marquee – Stand 988
3-9th July 2017

Tatton Park RHS Flower Show
Outside Country Living Marquee
Wahlu Stand 827
19- 23rd July 2017

Burghley Horse Trials – Stamford, Lincs
The MAKERS Marquee – Stand TBC
31st Aug – 3rd Sept 2017

http://www.burghley-horse.co.uk/tickets/

Lookout for the Brightest Stripiest Stand and come and say Hello!

the stripes company show stand 2017

stripes company shows

striped products

Won’t be able to make it to any of the show dates in 2017? Visit us online at www.thestripescompany.com or visit our Fabric Factory Outlet Shop near Chester

Grosgrain Ribbon – Add a dash of colour and style!

Summer hat trimmed with The Stripes Company grosgrain ribbonStand out from the crowd by adding a splash of colour to your favourite hat with our *NEW* grosgrain ribbon.

Whether you are going to Ascot races or just pottering about in the garden you can truly bring your hat to life!

Use ‘Stitch Witch: Fusible Bonding Web’ and a few tacking stitches to bond the two edges of ribbon together. Hide the join with a loop of ribbon or a bow.  If adding a jute flower it is best to stitch into place using double thread.Striped Grosgrain Ribbon on Top hat