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.

Preshrunk Linen Blend + STRIPES

We have been having a lot of fun hearing about all the great projects coming out of our wholesale Preshrunk Linen Blend Collections! The weights and textures are just beautiful and we are thrilled to offer them. Take a closer look at our Stripe Linen in a very quick video! Let us know if you would like to get some samples. As I quickly mention in the video although we primarily sell this fabric for home decor use, it is also perfect to source for bag linings in higher end totes and handbags. It is the perfect weight, so there is no need for stabilizers. How amazing would these stripes look lining the inside of a brown leather tote? I want one!

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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

 

Simple Dyeing Technique : Paint With Dye Video

We get questions everyday about dyeing our cotton canvas. Painting with a thick dye paste is one of my favorite dyeing techniques. A dye paste allows you to control where the dye goes unlike a liquid dye. It only requires few supplies and is simple to do. The dyes and paste I use can be used on any of our cotton canvas fabrics. (not Sunforger, Waxed Canvas or Canvak) In the video I experiment on our #12 Cotton Duck and #4.  Dye paste can be used to screen print with dye as well! You can get crisp detail without the dye bleeding or running. There is so much fun stuff to do with it! We hope you like this quick video.  Check out the links below for specific materials used.

How to Paint or Print with Dye Paste

Here are the links to the materials I use in the video:

PRO PRINT PASTE SH (Dye Thickener)

MX DYES

DYE ACTIVATOR

MY FAVORITE BRUSH

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

The Double Felled Seam

Getting comfortable with the double felled seam can really come in handy!  Seam tape is my best friend with this seam!  Forget all that pinning!  This the strongest and most water tight seam.  It is commonly used for awnings and projects where the back needs to look just as nice as the front.  It is also a great way to do bags without a lining.  Check out the quick video below.

How sew a double felled seam

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!

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 Army Duck samples and see for yourself!  Here is a quick video 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!