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

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

Paracord

 

CANVAK Canvas is Back! The Secret Waxed Canvas

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.

What is CanvakAs 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.

If waxed canvas is not cost effective for your product, Canvak™ is something great to consider at $6.25 or LESS per yard depending on the order size. It will achieve that same great look!

Light & Sheer 7oz Cotton Duck

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.

Waxed Canvas Video Feature

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.

waxed canvas new video

Our advanced wax finish will not transfer any residue to other surfaces and is easy to work with. We currently offer wholesale waxed canvas in three shades : Chocolate, Olive Drab, and Saddle Brown

Hooray! Wholesale SEAM TAPE!

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!

seam basting double sided tape wholesale

More Made in the USA Fabric Selection

Check out our newest Made in the USA Cotton Fabric.  It is our own custom shade that we call Biscuit.  It is a 12oz/58″ Bull Denim.  This an ideal Slipcover Fabric! Request a Sample HERE

12oz Biscuit

Army Duck:The Best for Screenprinting & More!

Along with its many popular uses, Army Duck is one of the best canvas fabrics to screen print!  The surface has a very smooth texture created by the densely woven cotton fibers allowing for GREAT fine detail in printing. If you are creating a screen printed bag of any type make sure to get some our free samples of Army Duck and see for yourself!  Here is quick look (less than 2 minutes I promise) of our 10.10oz Army Duck Cotton Canvas.

We offer custom Sunforger® finishes and Custom Dye lots on our Canvas fabrics.  Our in stock color options are limited on Army Duck, but we can work with you to create your own custom colors!