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Solent Sewing Machines Ltd
Unit 5 & 10 Warrior Business Centre
Fitzherbert Road

Monday – Thursday: 09:00 – 17:00
Friday: 09:00 – 14:00
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

+44 (0)23 9232 5975


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We are based on the South coast of England, on the northern outskirts of Portsmouth. We are approximately 100km from Gatwick and Heathrow airports, 80km from Bournemouth airport and 35km from Southampton airport.

The following routes are recommended to reach us by road (not applicable for welding demonstrations):
- From London, Kent, East and North - from the M25 motorway travel South on the A3 / A3(M)
- From the South East (except Kent) - head West on the A27
- From the West - head East on the M27 / A27. 
- From M27 / A27 take the Farlington junction and head north toward Drayton & Farlington. At the traffic light (next to Sainsburys) turn right into Fitzherbert Road. The Warrior Business Centre is on the right hand side, Solent Sewing Machines is in unit 5.

Call us +44 (0)23 9232 5975, Mon - Thu: 9am - 5pm, Fri: 9am - 2pm

Working with Sunbrella Marine and Awning Fabric

September 3, 2018

Regardless of where you live, now is always the perfect time to make repairs to your existing canvas or bring to life the hundreds of canvas ideas you come up with over the summer. If ever there was a time to sew…it’s now!

We often get questions from beginner sewers (and new to Sunbrella sewers!) about working with Sunbrella’s Marine & Awning Fabric. There are a million different ways you could use Sunbrella, but the basics are always the same. From marking and cutting to stitch length and seaming, our new Working with Sunbrella Marine Grade & Awning Video sheds some light on the basics!

Sit back, grab a hot drink (I particularly enjoy hot apple cider), and check out these great tips for working with Sunbrella fabric.


We love Sunbrella fabric and choose to sell it for a lot of reasons. Here’s what you should know about Sunbrella and a little bit about the different Sunbrella fabric collections.

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