The Stripe Fabric Specialists based on the quirky and historical Great British Deckchair Stripe
Category: Make Do And Mend
Make Do And Mend with the The Stripes Company
Being thrifty isn’t all about darning socks and patching up jeans. Get creative and make use of our huge range of fabrics and accessories in your own projects to make do and mend, 2016 style. From clothing to curtains to garden furniture we have the fabric for you!
The Stripes Company was born through a love of making, mending and creating new things with fabric. In the spirit of ‘Make Do And Mend’ – the famous World War II campaign for making the most of what we have at hand – below you will find hints and tips for using our fabric direct off the roll in your own projects. This could be from reupholstering a chair, making your first pair of curtains, a snazzy waistcoat or fixing up an old deckchair. So let’s embrace this ethos of creativity, get busy and make do and mend!
What could better sum up the ethos of Make Do And Mend than restoring old vehicles back to their former glory? Across the nation hardy Brits are busy in sheds and garages mending, stitching and cajoling their old broken machines into shiny examples of their kind. Of these restorations nothing is more suited to The Stripes Company fabrics than the vintage camper van conversion. Either through reupholstery, new curtains or deckchairs for the outside, a camper van conversion provides opportunity galore for a bit of retro Make Do And Mend!
Over the years we have been sent many examples of camper van conversions using our stripey fabric, here are a few of our favourites: