In with the NEW! SeaDuck Marine & Awning Fabric

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!

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Check out the technical specifications of SeaDuck in the PDF below:

Seaduck Fabric Technical Features

Clear Vinyl for Boats & Tents!

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.

Recover Sling Back Outdoor Chairs Without Sewing!

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!

Materials Used:

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

Seam Tape



The Best Outdoor Fabric

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?”

outdura upholstery 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!

The Tent Canvas: Sunforger® Army Duck

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!

Best Secret Fabric : Carcloth Sunforger®

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.

Burn Test: 3 Fire Retardant Wholesale Fabrics

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.