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.
Limited Edition Crystal Embellished Aprons
A sprinkling of Swarovski crystals has transformed our striped aprons, into one worthy of a domestic God or Goddess.
Put Dickensian Christmas firmly in the past by hosting a candlelit meal wearing one of our Swarovski crystal aprons to delight your guests – or even reward your best friend or Mother in Law – these crystals have been applied by a specialist London couturier.
Limited Edition Striped Aprons
This is a Limited Edition in ten of our best selling apron colours – so please hurry now whilst they are in stock.
Our striped cotton aprons are also popular. Some customers collect them and give them as gifts to their friends and families. We currently have 53 apron colours in stock – probably the largest collection in the UK.
Furthermore, they suit everyone! Provide coverage where needed with an adequate hand wiping area and wash beautifully time after time. In addition, capacious pockets are provided for all the necessary phones, hankies, pens and recipes.
Join us at The Handmade Fair presented by Kirsty Allsop
The Green at Hampton Court Palace
Friday – Sunday 16-18 September 2016
Stand W12 in the East Marquee
We will have our new selection of striped fabric squares, striped fabrics and fabric trimmings, pompom fringes and haberdashery plus many items from our Home Accessories range ideal for organising your sewing, knitting and crafting accoutrements
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.
Our new Teak Directors Chair – Are you ready for a close up?
Lights! Camera! Action… No, skip that last bit, instead, why not sit back, grab a refreshing cuppa and enjoy the comfort and style of our new technicolour directors chair.
You will be in great company of course. Legendary auteurs such as Hitchcock, Spielberg and Fellini have all experienced the unique convenience and comfort of these legendary chairs. Look what they managed to achieve! Who knows what you might do with one of our especially stripy versions. The sky’s the limit.
Be a star in our new directors chair
It’s not just film directors who benefitted. No! Virtually every acting star you can name has probably parked their derriere on any number of these chairs ever since the golden age of Hollywood. Why should they have all the fun?
You too can be a star in your own home and we can guarantee from the Stripes Company your chair will be considerably more colourful, eye catching and yes, stripy (we had to say that it was in the script!). So what are you waiting for? Order yours and let’s make some glorious, technicolour movies together.
They don’t make ‘em like that anymore
To ensure they are rugged and will survive ‘on set ‘our premium directors chair is made of the highest quality Indonesian teak. Our talent scouts ensure all the wood used is beautiful, warm coloured and even grained so when you show your best side to yours it will help to enhance the illusion. Moreover, like an award winning script, our new version was specially commissioned by the Stripes Company. Their production is by a foremost manufacturer working to the highest ethical standards. You could say they are crafted like an Oscar winning film and, like a classic movie, will stand the test of time.
The award for most convenient stripy chair goes to…
Because our version folds down easily and quickly, you can store them conveniently when not in use. Should rain stop filming or the sun gets too bright, you can take them indoors to ensure the stripy covers remain in tiptop condition. They’ll always be ready for you to bring them out at a moment’s notice for the comfort of the budding stars and starlets in your household!
And the stripy lifetime achievement award goes to…
If you already own some of these iconic chairs but, after years of great performance, the fabric has lost its former glamour you could use our replacement directors chairs covers makeup service. Like all our complete chairs, this service is available in our full range of stripetacular deckchair or vintage deckchair fabric. So what are you waiting for? Get into makeup, put on your costume and order some of our fantastic stripy directors chairs. Stardom beckons…
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!