For ultimate comfort our headrests for deckchairs are the perfect addition to your deck chair or steamer chair. We can make them in any of our deckchair canvas fabrics, with trimming in coordinating pompom fringes. Also each headrest has ties to attach them to your chair, so you will enjoy real comfort sitting on the beach or in your garden.
Similarly, our colourful headrests are also suitable for use on teak steamer chairs, or any high backed garden chair, even an adirondack chair. Furthermore the stripy ties allow you to attach and remove the headrests easily.
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
Make Canopy Cover Video Transcript
How to recover a deckchair canopy from The Stripes Company
Step 1. Preparing Your Fabric
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 Deckchair Canopy Together
Iron the seam flat.
Step 3. Measuring Up
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
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
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.
Stylish Deck Chairs, Timeless Deckchairs – The Edwardian Deck Chair
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.
Timeless Garden Chairs
These timeless stylish deck chairs are in the style of Edwardian deckchairs from days gone by. The beautiful canopies shade you from the sun, while the footstool lets you put your feet up, so you can totally relax. What more could you want?
If sewing is not your thing, we can now make stylish replacement Edwardian deck chair covers, including replacement canopies and fabric for the footstools. Just choose your fabric and send us your old covers as templates.
Part one of our fabric videos features Maria with a practical guide on how to use our deckchair fabrics with a few top tips thrown in.
Hello I’m Maria from The Stripes Company and I would just like to explain a little bit about all the different fabrics that we do.
First of all let’s have a look at our deck chair fabrics. It’s 45 centimetres wide, woven cotton and fits any deck chair. It’s not intended for prolonged outdoor use so it’s perfect for a chair that is kept indoors and brought out when the sun shines.
Let’s have a look at it on a deckchair. Here is one of our standard teak deck chairs and we have covered it in one of our stripes. Traditionally stripes are always bright colours to allow for fading. The top rail is longer than the bottom rail to allow for the deck chair to be folded up. We supply complete deck chairs covered in any of our fabrics of your choice or, to fit one our canvases yourself we have made a great little video explaining this, just see the link in the description below.
Here is one of our teak directors chairs using the pull-out dowelling method of fixing the seat. As you will notice on the seat and the back the Stripes are horizontal instead of vertical. This is so that the warp threads are supported on either side of the seat. The stripes show the direction of the warp and if you sit on it by putting on the wrong way it will rip. We sell these with covers specially made for you in any of our stripes. Or we offer a made to measure service for your own chair as they are all different sizes and you can make sure that it will fit your chair properly.
Thank you for watching our video, it is the first of many, I hope you enjoy them all and please keep watching.
The Stripes Company are often asked for traditional striped ticking fabric. So often in fact that we thought we really should get some in stock for all you ticking stripe fabric lovers out there. So, we’re happy to offer this great material in three fabulous stripy combinations that will perform just like the ticking fabric of old, but is softer in texture and has an attractive herringbone weave. Indeed, we are so proud of our new up to date, bright stripe version we often refer to it by its full formal title of English ticking.
For those well versed in interior design there are some projects can only be properly achieved by the use of good old-fashioned ticking stripe fabric. However, for those who are making it up as they go along the likely response will be ticking what?
Just in case you are in the latter category ticking fabric is a robust, tightly woven cotton or linen cloth that traditionally comes in a stripy pattern. You can see why it’s right up our street. But it’s also a really useful fabric, it’s hardwearing and is used to make fabulous pillows and quilts that the feather filling can’t poke through.
Some of us are old enough to remember the times as a kid when we stayed overnight at our Granny’s on an old creaky bed. The lovely, soft mattress we bounced around had a ticking fabric cover and it was great (and stripy).
Ticking fabric – the old ways are often the best
Nowadays, those with a passion for interiors are aware of the merits of using traditional materials as a way of making good quality, robust items that look fantastic and will last. It’s no wonder this stripy old school fabric is rapidly becoming a very up-to-date design choice.
Today the classic striped design looks great as blinds or curtains especially in houses that are looking for a traditional or retro look. And, rather than being a utility item, modern ticking fabric is a great design alternative especially for those who, for some reason, prefer their stripes in more muted shades.
It’s ticking versatile
Ticking fabric has many great uses especially where you need stripy and durable performance. You can use it for any number of purposes including furniture upholstery, cushion covers, tablecloths, basket liners or curtains. As our modern ticking is also lovely and soft so you can be sure it will make plush, comfortable cushions, pillows or mattresses. Indeed, you could even knock up some distinctive stripy clothes if you’re that way inclined. We would love to see the results!
Order some today – the clock is errr ticking
At 150 cms wide, our modern ticking stripe fabric is suitable for any number of soft furnishing or decorative uses. We know you like things stripy so why not order some of this classic fabric for your interior design project and discover why, sometimes, the old ways of doing things are still the best. As ever, we will do our utmost to supply our sumptuous stripy ticking fabric that is sure to make your project look simply marvellous!
A customer who has a shop ‘Puce and Co’ in St Barts in the french Caribbean sent us these pictures of a deckchair she has recovered with The Stripes Company vintage deckchair canvas.
Here is the finished chair in my garden and in my shop window. The frame has been painted in Annie Sloan Scandinavian Pink Paint which perfectly matches the fabric – vintage deckchair canvas – Slamball stripe!
The Stripes Company has commissioned a special couture dress to be designed in our multi colour striped fabrics to illustrate the versatility of these wonderful striped fabrics and products….
Terese Dennis, formerly the wardrobe supervisor with the Cirque du Soleil, designed the dress and is now supervising the costumes for Chester Performs outdoor plays at Grosvenor Park in Chester this summer.
The Stripes Company has also specially designed a men’s striped three piece tailored suit to match.
Both stripey outfits will be worn for the duration of the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show from 22-26 July 2015 where The Stripes Company can be found on stand CLM 112 – a wahlu outside the Country Living Marquee
We have found a supplier of fabulous traditional folding wooden deckchairs made in the UK for our customers whose old deckchairs are beyond repair or those that haven’t got any to recover in the first place !