Big Duck Canvas is your waxed canvas wholesale supplier, selling both by the yard and in full rolls for maximum discount.
The water-repellent qualities and unique character of waxed canvas have been known and used in one form or another for hundreds of years. Extremely popular in the early to mid-1900s, it has in recent years seen a major resurgence.
Why the jump in interest? People are looking for a more natural, eco-friendly water-resistant material, and waxed canvas offers that—and much more. In addition to the "water proof" nature of waxed canvas, people are understandably attracted to its good looks. This cotton material develops creases and wrinkles over time, much like a favorite old leather jacket. No other fabric patinas and wears like waxed canvas; no other material offers these characteristics.
Waxed canvas is strong and very durable, and is ideal for backpacks, work aprons, jackets, vests, dog gear, saddle bags, tote bags, book bags, storage bags, all kinds of outdoor gear and packs—just to name a few projects we've seen. (We're constantly amazed at the things you make!)
Buy in bulk and save with super-low Big Duck Canvas prices. Our 10oz waxed canvas is just $13.95 per yard when you buy a full 50 yard roll. Order online or call 800-704-6138.
Sewing with Waxed Material
As with most fabrics, you should regularly keep your needle and machine clean. For optimal results, we recommend sewing with our bonded polyester thread.
Simple! Use a soft, damp cloth or brush to spot clean as needed. Never dry clean or use any detergent; instead saddle soap and a damp cloth is recommended for stains or if additional cleaning is desired.
This short video provides added insights on working with waxed canvas, how it ages and how to care for it: