If this is your first time hearing about 12oz Oatmeal Basecloth you’re going to want to get a sample of this beautiful fabric. The subtle blend of natural fibers creates a perfect neutral shade & texture for home decor applications. We are thrilled to have it back in stock.
In a recent video we used Outdura Marine & Awning Canvas to recover a chair for outdoor use. This approach will work on any sling back beach chair. Outdura fabric has 10 year warranty, so it was our first choice for long lasting results!
Outdura Marine & Awning Canvas (I used 4.5 yds, but this number will vary depending on the chair, so always measure!)
Antique Brass Eyelets (21 used per chair)
Hot Knife for cutting the Outdura Solution Dyed Acrylic to prevent fraying on the exposed edge
What makes the perfect Canvas? Depending on your application this could be a wide range of answers. If you want the heaviest our#1 is perfect; for the most colors our 10oz is it; the smoothest texture check out army duck. The best marine canvas, its Outdura. So, why do I say #12 is perfect?
#12 is extremely versatile with its 11.5oz easy to work with & manage weight. It is double filled, so it is going to be a bit stronger than a 12oz single fill. The weave is extremely dense similar to an army duck, but with a bit more texture. The width selection is incredible from 36″ all the way to 144″. It also comes primed as an Artist Canvas in widths from 60″-96″. The weight of this canvas is appropriate for so many project applications and it is easy to dye. Big Duck Canvas prices on #12 canvas are the most impressive with generous wholesale bulk discounts. Check it out or request a sample.
We get questions everyday about dyeing our cotton canvas. Painting with a thick dye paste is one of my favorite dyeing techniques. A dye paste allows you to control where the dye goes unlike a liquid dye. It only requires few supplies and is simple to do. The dyes and paste I use can be used on any of our cotton canvas fabrics. (not Sunforger, Waxed Canvas or Canvak) In the video I experiment on our #12 Cotton Duck and #4. Dye paste can be used to screen print with dye as well! You can get crisp detail without the dye bleeding or running. There is so much fun stuff to do with it! We hope you like this quick video. Check out the links below for specific materials used.
Here are the links to the materials I use in the video:
PRO PRINT PASTE SH (Dye Thickener)
Looking to source fabric for a long lasting heavy duty bag with an instantly great vintage look? I would be using Canvak™ Canvas Olive Drab. Many of our customers use it for covering heavy duty equipment outdoors and industrial applications, so its uses are wide and unlimited. It works great as a tarp because it is breathable, helping to reduce rust by minimizing condensation. It is also mildew mold resistant which is MUST for an outdoor fabric. As an accessory fabric it has a great distressed waxed canvas look.
As a result of the paraffin based Canvak™ coating, the fabric feels a lot heavier than a 10oz. In fact, I have to constantly remind myself not to call it something heavier. The fabric does have its own special smell. Have you been to a Army Surplus Store? Canvak™ Canvas smells like a less potent and cleaner version of that smell. This fabric is often used for vintage hats, so really the smell really isn’t much of an issue for manufactures. Feel free to request a sample to see for yourself.
7oz Cotton Duck is currently our lightest weight canvas fabric. It is such a versatile fabric and easy to work with. It is the best choice we have for sheer natural looking curtains or drapes. Take a closer look at this fabric in a quick video.
It is all about that diagonal line! It is easy to recognize a twill weave when you see diagonal lines running across the fabric. Our 12oz Bull Denim Fabrics are a customer favorite for slipcovers and home decor. Take quick look at our 12oz Khaki Bull Denim. Most people assume Made in the USA is going to be pricey, but actually its a great deal at $8.99/yd or LESS! For more information on Bull Denim check out an old blog post: TWILL WEAVE: What is the Difference Between Denim & Bull Denim
Take a look at Big Duck Canvas’ Waxed Army Duck! It is the nicest waxed canvas I have ever worked with. It is a great alternative to leather for all types of bags, hats, dog bowls, leashes, aprons, and more. Waxed canvas is know for “craze marks” that easily occur with any abrasion or folding. Many people love the way it looks, but it you want to return your waxed canvas to a smooth uniform surface there are a couple ways to do that. A hair dryer will remove scuffs and scratches. For folds and wrinkles a dry iron (NO STEAM) on medium heat will work. Please use a piece of craft paper in between the canvas and iron to test your settings. With the iron it is important to iron evenly over the entire surface, not just the wrinkles.
Over the past few months we have been working on perfecting the best seam tape for Big Duck Canvas! It a small little product addition, but the time and sweat it will save at the sewing machine is HUGE! It was important to us for it to be the best quality we could produce at of course a good price. We are very pleased with the end result and hope you will be too!