Waxed cotton is one of the trendiest fabrics around right now, and for good reason, too.
• has added strength and a protective finish to your cotton goods, allowing them to be longer wearing and hardier than they would be unwaxed. • has a deepened and enriched tone of the fabric with a water repellent finish that resembles leather. • is quite smooth when new, but once rumpled it creates a crackled look that is really appealing. If you get tired of the crackling, go over it with your hair dryer to re-melt the wax and smooth out the finish again. It really doesn't take itself too seriously. • cleans up by wiping with a damp cloth. • ages nicely, like leather does, developing a rich patina with age. • Can be renewed. The wax mixture can be reapplied over the old layer and melted in.
It can be made into beautiful and practical purses, bags, backpacks, shaving kits, coats, hats, lunch bags, sandwich wrap, outdoor cushions, etc. It can be applied to fabric or to finished garments with different application methods and mixtures for different items. Also, it can be used on linen or other natural fibre fabrics as well.
Here is a tutorial to help you do so. It includes: Properties and history of waxed fabrics, A recipe for making your own, A list of ingredients commonly used Application methods
If you decide that making your own is not for you, there is a list of commercially available products to use on your fabric.
If, in the end, this is not for you, do not fear! There is also a list of commercially available fabric sources
This is a PDF file, which you can download immediately after purchasing in order to start waxing your own cotton right away.
This is a tutorial written by me in English to provide information about creating your own waxed canvas. If you decide to try it, please be very careful in any situation you use to create it. I am not responsible for any damage you do to yourself, home, workshop, fabric, etc.
Amazing tutorial. Seller put up with all my follow up questions 😍
8 hours ago by Jenniffer Thompson
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