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 … Continue reading Hooray! Wholesale SEAM TAPE!
#4 (24oz) Cotton Duck is our second heaviest canvas! The amazing thing about #4 canvas is all the width options that are available. The selection includes 36" canvas, 48" canvas, 60" canvas and 120"! This is why it is the most popular fabric for making floorcloths. Yes, #4 is actually heavy enough to work as … Continue reading Sewing the Heaviest Cotton Ducks & NEW Black #4 (24oz) is HERE
If you are sewing light fabrics like ripstop nylon for the first time you might be surprised at how frustrating it can be compared to heavier materials. If you're set up for heavier weight fabrics, you'll want to make sure you have the right needle and thread for ripstop. Also, a rotary cutter or sharp … Continue reading 7 Tips for Sewing Ripstop Nylon Fabric
The basic design of most tote bags or Duffle type weekenders is very simple. The patterns are simple shapes with simple sewing involved. Many companies are manufacturing essentially the same bag. A similar basic pattern is often used for the "free with purchase" tote and the $1200 Open Tote at Neiman Marcus even … Continue reading 6 Elements to Consider in Sourcing & Designing Bags
#1 Cotton Duck is cool, but #4 is way cooler. Big Duck Canvas offers both, but we recommend #4 far more because of all the available width options from 24" up to 120" and many in between. I have personally used #4 for my own projects more than any of our other products. The … Continue reading #4 Cotton Duck : Cleaning, Wrinkles,and Project Ideas for One of our Heaviest Fabrics
The majority of our fabrics are perfect for slipcovers. Our 10oz fabrics are very popular, our new USA-made fabrics are great, and our 12oz options are becoming more and more popular too. All great options with equally-great results. One fabric that tends to get overlooked for slipcover use is Army Duck. It's an amazing quality … Continue reading Use Cotton Army Duck for Slipcovers and Upholstery?
Choosing the right machine that will work for all of your projects is hard. Most hobby stitchers and small businesses just have one all purpose sewing machine and maybe a serger. If you are serious about making quality finished pieces the right machine is imperative. I have sat at my home sewing machine and felt so … Continue reading Is It time to Upgrade Your Sewing Machine?
We have been offering our Industrial Vinyl for a couple months and it has been such a great solution for a wide range of outdoor projects. With our 10.10oz Sunforger, 600 Denier Solution Dyed Polyester and Waterproof FR Vinyl we have the outdoors COVERED. Our Vinyl opened up a whole new range of possibilities … Continue reading How to Make a Snap on Truck Cover with Our 18oz Industrial Vinyl
We just launched 18oz and 13oz Vinyl Fabrics. All of which are fire retardant. Being the hands on girl at Big Duck Canvas I get to figure out all the things we can make with it beyond the basics. Of course the first thing that comes to mind is a Bouncy Castle (duh), but before … Continue reading Industrial Vinyl Fabrics – What Can We Make?
Everybody knows that Industrial Sewing Machines are more powerful work tools, but there are a lot of amazing home sewing machines that are capable of a lot more than they get credit for. I can vouch for this after using a Bernina Activa 125 for the last 12 years to sew pretty much anything I … Continue reading Moving from a Home Machine to an Industrial Sewing Machine.