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.
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!
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 !
Big thanks for convincing me that the 45cm width deckchair fabric would do the job as directors chair replacement canvas …. It was perfect and very easy to copy pattern from original directors chair covers.
Am thrilled with my handiwork and we’ve had these directors chairs for 19 years….can’t believe I haven’t done this before now!!
Promised I’d send photo of finished directors chairs……this is Elmo proudly displaying the newly covered directors chair in it’s glory.
The Stripes Company formerly known as Deckchairstripes is famous for bold beautiful striped deckchair fabric for recovering deckchairs and directors chairs.
We have a whole range of Deckchair canvas fabric for you to choose from: traditional stripe deckchair fabric, vintage deckchair fabric, plain colour deckchair fabric in 45cm and 90cm for wideboys to bright vibrant striped deckchair fabric.
You will need 1.5m of deckchair fabric to recover a standard deckchair and approximately 20 – 25 upholstery nails to tack it on with.
Choosing the right sort of deckchair fabric can really change the look of your garden furniture or alternatively you can revitalise your old deckchairs !
For traditional beachfront vintage style or if you want your favourite deck chair to show your love of colourful designs, you’ve come to the right place. The Stripes Company offers the biggest collection of deckchair fabrics in the UK from our New Weave Deckchair fabrics to our Vintage Deckchair fabrics we have something for everyone.
All of our deckchair canvas is 100% yarn dyed woven cotton but we also have 100% synthetic polyethelene in our budget deckchair canvas range, the standard width is 45cm but we also stock up to 94cm for wideboy double deckchairs.
If your existing deckchairs are in need or a revamp and some tlc or you fancy a stylish update to your directors chairs then The Stripes Company is where you can source your new deckchair fabric and enjoy the sitting in the sun to enjoy your garden or the beach in comfort and style.
This very happy client based just outside Sydney has started soaking up the rays in the Garden Patio, prepping for BBQ season by recovering her Director chairs through our Director chair replacement cover service. Buy online, send us your templates, we will stitch them by hand in the UK exact to your template and pop them back in the post!
As seen in Trapeze Canvas to make this client’s striped dream come true!