One of our most popular fabric this season is waxed canvas by the yard. This durable fabric is a must-have for every designer, but before we get into this, below we explain what exactly waxed canvas is.
What Is Waxed Canvas?
Usually, a canvas is made up 100% cotton. In addition, the canvas is made with a plain weave, unlike other heavy-duty fabrics like denim. Canvas comes in two different forms: duck and plain. Duck canvas has tightly woven threads which makes it stronger than plain.
On the other hand, waxed canvas is as the name states; fibers produced with wax! Most waxed canvases are created using a paraffin-based wax or hybrid waxes like fluorocarbon and paraffin. This allows the canvas to be waterproof. If you’re feeling fancy, a more expensive option is beeswax.
What Does Waxed Canvas Feel Like?
Despite there being wax, it has a supple surface and a pleasant texture. It’s also not damp or sticky.
Is It flammable?
Surprisingly, it’s difficult to ignite waxed canvas. Moreover, it’s less flammable than most synthetic materials. Of course, if there's enough heat, it can catch on fire but waxed canvas is not a combustible, dangerous material.
How Durable Is It?
In general, waxed canvas is resistant to tearing and strong because of the wax. It slides against most objects rather than snagging and tearing.
How Do You Clean Waxed Canvas?
As a result of the waxed fibers, it normally repels dirt. Most stains can be spot cleaned with a damp rag. For a stained area, you can wash the fabric with gentle soap and cold water. If it’s an oil stain that soaked through, use an absorbent substance, like corn starch. You want to put a generous amount on top of the oil stain and leave it on there for 48 hours. Afterward, use a stiff brush to rub it out and repeat the process as needed. As for mud and dust, it will not penetrate the material and can be removed with a damp cloth.
As a general rule, do not put the waxed canvas in your washing machine and make sure to air dry them!
Where Can I Buy Waxed Canvas?
About Pacific Blue Denim
Waxed canvas by the yard can be a pain to find, but not at Pacific Blue Denims! We carry a variety of colors, sizes, and hybrids such as oxford, poplin and other waxed fabrics. All items in stock are premium quality and ready to ship the same day. We’re located in the heart of Los Angeles, California and we can customize denim fabric cuts to fit your needs. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram to stay updated with the new fabric we have in stock!
For the past month and a half, the Pacific Blue Denims' team ran a contest for a designer to win $250 to shop our fabric! We had so many amazing entries and it was difficult to choose a winner! One of our favorite things about our company is that we are able to work with so many independent designers. A clear vision and designing differently is something that we value, not to mention an affinity for denim! Check out who won our contest and keep your eyes peeled for more to come from us soon!Continue reading
We recently asked some of our Instagram followers what kind of denim was their very favorite and almost all of the answers we received included raw denim! Raw denim is one of our favorite fabrics as well and we figured that may as introduce everyone to the wonderful world of raw denim and fading. Is Raw Denim your favorite type of denim fabric as well? Let us know!
Cone White Oak Denim is unique in its own way, possessing certain innovative and stylistic qualities not seen in a lot of denim today.
As distinctive as this denim may be, the Cone Mills White Oak Plant in Greensboro, North Carolina will officially be ceasing operations on December 31, 2017, after 117 years of business.Continue reading
At Pacific Blue Denims, we have had the pleasure of providing high-quality fabric to a number of companies and individuals. We pride ourselves in assisting those who create beautiful items with our fabrics. While our slogan may be “In Denim We Trust,” we also feel like emphasis should be put on our belief in the power of design. Thanks to our Los Angeles location, we are in the heart of one of the world’s most creative spaces and we want to give back to the community and give away $250 of Fabric to help support a designer’s vision.Continue reading
Sourcing your denim is just one part of the process of creating your high quality denim jeans. In addition to creating your pattern and gathering all your supplies including hardware, and sewing them all up to your satisfaction, there are many steps to creating your jeans. Designers, you know all about this process and how tedious it can become. Wholesale fabric Los Angeles can be difficult and overwhelming to navigate, so at Pacific Blue Denims we want to be as helpful and informational as possible. Continue reading
Selvedge Denim refers to the way that the fabric itself is being made. Most denim was produced using shuttle looms before the 1950s. These looms create tightly woven or intertwined pieces of heavy fabric. The edges on these pieces are typically about one yard wide and are finished with bands down each side to ensure that the fabric does not fray, curl, or unravel. The edges come finished already from the loom. So, because of the production process, denim produced on shuttle looms have a "self-edge," naming the fabric, "Selvedge."
Recently, there has been an increase of interest in selvedge denim. As one of the top denim wholesale Los Angeles providers, Pacific Blue Denims, is offering some helpful tips on what you need to know to buy selvedge denim.Continue reading
Denim is one of those fabrics that feels deeply rooted in the United States and its history. At Pacific Blue Denims, we are purveyors of denim and love to share our wealth of knowledge of the fabric. In addition to providing denim wholesale Los Angeles, we are here to share information about the fabric industry.
Jeans first entered the fabric arena in the late 18th century when it started as a workers garment. Jeans were designed with riveted seams, and have essentially stayed the same since then. Styles, of course, change drastically as the years continue to pass.Continue reading
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