This #10 (15oz) waxed canvas in Nutmeg is a beast. It's a heavy, rugged, super-durable, do everything material with a "double filled" weave construction. This means it's super-resistant to tearing and has nine lives. OK, that's a stretch, but it's really strong. We have it on good authority that this stuff will handle just about anything you can throw at it, and laughs at the weather, hot or cold.
With the wax finish, this canvas is of course water repellent. The wax formula is non-toxic and non-hazardous, just the way it should be.
Care and maintenance? Not much. Washing generally isn't required; for light cleaning just grab a clean, soft, damp cloth. Any stains can usually be dealt with by adding a touch of saddle soap. Air dry it when your done. Skip the dry cleaner.
When sewing this heavy duty fabric, use a larger needle and maybe an industrial sewing machine—but we've had success on some home machines labeled "heavy duty." And we definitely recommend our bonded polyester sewing thread.
Popular applications for this tough material include backpacks (extra popular), hand bags and tote bags (equally popular), hats, work aprons, equestrian accessories, vests, dog gear, dog beds and other outdoor gear.
Better with Age
Waxed canvas has a long lifespan, and a lot of folks say it wears like leather. It also shares this similarity with leather: it ages and patinas with use. Over time, it will develop 'craze marks' or lines and wrinkles. Don't worry, be happy. These marks are the very thing that gives waxed canvas its handsome appearance. One could, if so inclined, reduce the appearance of these marks with a hair dryer. Or one could leave it be. After all, some things are just better with age.
|Category||Waxed Canvas, Cotton Canvas, Army Duck, Numbered Duck, Water Repellent Fabric|
|Weave Construction||Double Filled Duck|
|Fabric Content||100% Cotton|
|Weight (per sq yd)||15 oz|
|Roll Size||Maximum 50 yards continuous|
|Packaging/Delivery||To help minimize creases in the material when you receive it, all waxed canvas is shipped rolled at no extra cost to you.|
|Fire Retardant||This fabric is NOT fire retardant|
|Care and Washing||We recommended rinsing dirt away with water. To remove spots or stains, use a soft cloth brush, optionally with very mild soap or (preferably) saddle soap. Air dry when done. Don't dry clean.|
|Testing||Fabric should be tested for your specific requirements prior to cutting; no returns or other claims are allowed on material that is cut or processed.|
* Each color is a representation of our stocked color standard and is subject to shade and weight variation. Bright or deep colors are subject to crocking and bleeding and should not be mixed with white or light colors in the same garment. No guarantees can be made regarding lightfastness or color transference during washing or cleaning. Fabric should be tested for your specific requirements prior to cutting as no claims are allowed on processed goods. We strongly recommend that you purchase enough material to complete your project as dye lots may vary over time.