The newest innovations in Marine & Awning Canvas are here! SeaDuck Fabric Marine & Awning Textile Solutions sold exclusively by Big Duck Canvas. The 100% Solution dyed acrylic yarns are sourced from Dolan, the leading manufacturer in the world of acrylic yarns. Dolan is well known in the industry for producing the most vibrant long lasting colors available. SeaDuck Fabric comes with all the features you would expect from a top performing outdoor fabric plus a ten year warranty. This fabric is the best option for awnings, umbrellas, beach lounge chairs, sling back chairs, Bimini tops, boat covers, banners and more! Get your samples today!
Check out the technical specifications of SeaDuck in the PDF below:
Seaduck Fabric Technical Features
Clear Vinyl comes in handy in so many outdoor applications. 20 gauge is the perfect weight to sew yet outdoor projects. Our clear vinyl is double polished for the best clarity available! It is also fire retardant and mildew proof. Check out our quick little video to take a closer look at the material. Let us know if you would like to try and sample.
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
Spring is almost here and Big Duck Canvas has the perfect new outdoor fabric for your projects. Ready? If you can tell by the photo collage, I am really inspired by these STRIPES right now. Why not make your own outdoor space feel like a timeless getaway with Outdura™ outdoor acrylic fabrics? A striped fabric can completely transform the entire feel of a space even with just a little addition of a few pillows or a lounge chair. It really doesn’t take much! These are not just any stripes either. This fabric is the REAL DEAL for outdoors. Outdura stripe fabric will perform perfectly against the weather, remain bright and bold for years, and offers a 6 year warranty to back it up! Request fabric samples here!
I have been practicing with these Outdura fabrics on the best way to cut and sew solution dyed acrylic. Stay tuned for some sewing tips!
It all starts with the fiber, which is Acrylic. Acrylic definitely doesn’t sound fancy, especially since most people are familiar with it from its common use in apparel as a cheaper alternative to things like wool and cashmere. Have you seen the extremely brightly colored acrylic yarns at the craft store? The acrylic yarns are the brightest because of the fibers natural ability to absorb and hold onto color extremely well. So how does this common fiber become what we call the “BEST OUTDOOR FABRIC?”
During the solution dyeing process the acrylic is actually dyed while it is still in a soft viscous state. The dye becomes apart of this fiber substance along with other stabilizers permanently locking in color. Propriety Outdura™ finishes prevent water, dirt, humidity from permeating the surface. Acrylic does not support mold or mildew growth and can even be cleaned with bleach. The finished Outdura fabric comes with a 5 year warranty !
For a long time the 9.5oz fabric was made for awnings and umbrellas. Solution dyed acrylic fabric gained its long lasting reputation through that use. The fabrics ability to maintain rich color for years and years is fantastic! Now Outdura offers solution dyed acrylic in a lighter 8oz weight perfect for outdoor upholstery. It is softer and user friendly on any type of sewing machine. Basically its an awning fabric you can cover your furniture with that has a soft feel!
So yes, it sounds a whole lot like Sunbrella. Sunbrella also makes their fabrics with the same acrylic fiber and same warranty. There are many similarities, but a few big differences that led us to Outdura. Before we distributed either fabric we did a little homework. Check out our article Outdura vs. Sunbrella.
We are offering great wholesale prices and bulk discounts on our Outdura fabric. As usual we offer fabric samples so you can see for yourself!
Sunforger® Army Duck is the go to fabric for tents and tipis! It is water repellent, mold, and mildew resistant. It also comes in a Fire Retardant option which is required for event spaces and enclosures. Check out the possibilities of this fabric and let us know if you need any help sourcing fabric for your project!
Every time I go hiking or camping I see 1000 Denier all over the place. As much as I am trying to disconnect from work I cannot stop thinking about textiles and fabric because I get a kick out of examining everyone’s gear. 1000 Denier dominates the Outdoor bag market because it produces lightweight quality gear that holds up for years and years. I find that people love to talk about how long they’ve had their backpack or bag and all the places it has gone with them. Thank you 1000D!
I know several outdoor enthusiast that have become inspired to make their own gear and aren’t sure what fabric to search for when sourcing fabric. 1000 Denier Fabric is a really good start, and 1000D fabric samples are available!
Obviously back packs are made from all sorts of canvas fabrics, cottons, synthetics, waxed canvas, etc, but most people sourcing fabric for backpacks are looking for 1000 Denier Polyester. The name brand backpacks out there with those famous lifetime warranties… they are made from 1000 denier fabric. Now, the buckles, zippers and straps must also be top quality, but it’s the fabric that makes up 95% of the backpack and is harder to replace if it fails unlike a buckle.
Check out an older post answering “What is Denier?”
It’s water and mildew resistant! It’s a great earthy color called Mineral Suntan. We love this fabric. We started carrying it due to the requests of some customers who wanted it for its “intended” purpose of making car covers. The fabric is ideal for soft, cozy protective covers for vehicles that keep the weather out while helping protect the surface from scratches due to any trapped debris or dust. This fabric is working double time out there in the weather and it looks nice!
If you have requested canvas and fabric samples from us, you may very well have been sent a car cloth swatch even though your project had nothing to do with making a car cover. I imagine customers opening their swatch packages and saying “Why did they send me this car cloth?” The answer is because it’s amazing and we thought you would like to know about this great secret fabric! Dog bed? Horse blanket? Outdoor decor? Since it is water and mildew resistant it has a wide range of uses worth considering.
Currently we offer 3 types of Fire Retardant Fabrics: 10.10oz FR Sunforger, 18oz Industrial Vinyl, and 12oz Duvetyne. They each meet the NFPA-701 requirements. We get a lot of questions about what fire retardant actually means, so here is a simple quick video that shows what our Fire Retardant fabrics do when held to a flame.