Waxed Cotton fabric from the mills of Northern Ireland. 100% Cotton, tightly woven waxed cotton in deep, rich tones. NOTE: Due to waxing & differences in computer/device screens, shades will vary slightly and not be exactly as shown.
This fabric has a soft handle and ages with character, making a wonderful product for bags, and outdoor gear. This fabric is lightweight enough for a domestic machine. This is a lighter, more fine cotton (not a canvas duck), with a slightly saturated wax feel that does not transfer colour. It's very durable, but thin for ease of sewing, but will not stand up on it's own, so you may want to incorporate linings and interlinings. This is not as "rustic" as our Army Duck Waxed Canvas, but a very easy to work with alternative. Perfect for shopping totes! See pattern links below.
Tips: You may need to air the waxed cotton after receiving it, to help the fresh wax cure and dry, as well as allow marks from packing and shipping to dissipate. The wet feel of the fabric will reduce over time. Fabric will show lines and marks where folded and worn, and this creates the rustic and worn patina that is part of the character of waxed cotton. If you would like to remove the marks, press with an iron, or blow dryer, but you MUST using a pressing cloth or parchment paper to protect your iron and ironing board. Clean your machine after use.
Cleaning: Use a soft, damp cloth or brush to spot clean only as needed. Do not pre-wash. Never dry clean or use any detergent; instead saddle soap and a damp cloth for stains. TexWax wax refinishing ointment left to absorb for a day or so (a hair dryer will speed the process) will restore the wax finish. SPARINGLY apply TexWax wax refinishing ointment. Use and enjoy your waxed cotton product. It is rugged and made for active outdoor use. It is weather-tough and made for your next adventure.
Patterns with Waxed Cotton or Waxed Canvas:
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