The Perfect Canvas! #12 Cotton Duck

What makes the perfect Canvas? Depending on your application this could be a wide range of answers. If you want the heaviest our#1 is perfect; for the most colors our 10oz is it; the smoothest texture check out army duck. The best marine canvas, its Outdura. So, why do I say #12 is perfect? #12 … Continue reading The Perfect Canvas! #12 Cotton Duck

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 very fine detail in printing. If you are creating a screen printed bag of any type make sure to get some … Continue reading Army Duck:The Best for Screenprinting & More!

#1 (30oz) Cotton Duck! The Heaviest Canvas of All Time

Our Heavy Numbered Ducks are such a unique Heavyweight textile material that it almost doesn't feel right to just call them canvas fabric.  They can solve project needs like no other!  Floor Coverings,  Wall coverings for sound dampening,  storage bins, equipment and machinery covers, industrial belting, tool bags, painter bags, horse packs, & more! Here … Continue reading #1 (30oz) Cotton Duck! The Heaviest Canvas of All Time

6 Elements to Consider in Sourcing & Designing Bags

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

6 Of The Most Common Fabrics Sourced to Make Dopp Kits

Major retailers like Pottery Barn and J.Crew are all offering bags and accessories these days.  For the men, The Dopp Kit has become a standard. Just like a cosmetic bag, it's going to spend a lot of time on the bathroom counter top. The fabric you use should be water resistant and pretty heavy duty … Continue reading 6 Of The Most Common Fabrics Sourced to Make Dopp Kits

Use Cotton Army Duck for Slipcovers and Upholstery?

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?

What makes a Closeout Fabric? Is there anything wrong with It?

I want people to know about Big Duck Canvas because I like my job and I want to be good at it, but also as a fabric designer, maker and hardcore crafter, I want everyone to know where the deals are for sewing projects. Adding products to the closeout/discount category is one of my favorite … Continue reading What makes a Closeout Fabric? Is there anything wrong with It?