And the 2018 PANTONE® color of the year is…
That’s a nice color, and we’re seeing lots of interest in it already. To answer the question: Yes, we have purple fabric available online!
A customer favorite is our 12oz 67″ heavyweight cotton duck in Purple Haze, which is a factory second, though typically you’ll be hard pressed to find much in the way of defects or flaws. It sews great and is ideal for many home decor applications; its ‘sister products’ are used in everything from workwear to tactical gear. Check out our Purple Haze heavyweight cotton duck fabric … right now, it’s just $4.99/yd!
Need Color-Matched Fabric?
But what if you want to go all in on the official Pantone color of the year? Big Duck Canvas can help! We are experts on custom dye lots/color matching for fabrics. Call us today at 1-800-704-6138 for more information on color-matching fabric orders.
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
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
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.
If waxed canvas is not cost effective for your product, consider Canvak™ as a more budget-friendly alternative. It will achieve that same great look!
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.
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.
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
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!
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 samples of USA Bull Denim upholstery fabric here.
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!