DuraWax™ Heavy Waxed Canvas Cotton Duck 12 oz. Brown 57" Fabric
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What Is Waxed Canvas?

As a long-lasting alternative to leather, waxed canvas is a heavy-duty, dyed cotton fabric created using a plain weave. In the days before Dacron® and synthetic sail material, waxed canvas was originally used by sailors due to its incredible durability, water resistance and ability to catch the wind better than unwaxed canvas. Today, waxed canvas is made using natural wax coatings.

This heavy waxed canvas is coated in a premium beeswax for optimal performance. The beeswax coating is heavier, making this canvas stiffer than our paraffin-coated canvas.

Because of its wax coating, this canvas will patina beautifully when it is folded, scratched or scuffed, creating a rich, rugged look. This means you will be able to see the marks made in the fabric as they will appear lighter than the original fabric color. This gives a more unique, craftsman-inspired look to many projects. Like a full grain leather, waxed canvas looks better with age and wear!

What Can I Use Waxed Canvas For?

For a rugged, fashionable look on your next project that gets more attractive with use, choose waxed canvas. We recommend this product for:

  • Tote bags
  • Backpacks
  • Tool bags
  • Utility bags
  • Packs
  • Purses
  • Messenger bags
  • Duffle bags
  • Briefcases
  • Jackets
  • Aprons
  • And much more!

Why Use Waxed Canvas?

Waxed canvas is highly water resistant, nearly waterproof. Water will roll right off this fabric, but if it is immersed in water for long periods of time it will become saturated. If the wax coating wears off over time it can be easily reapplied to restore water resistance. The unique look of this canvas is highly complemented by metal hardware (such as zippers and rivets) and leather accents.

If you want to remove marks or scuffs in your waxed canvas, you can apply a hair dryer to the area. This will melt the wax and remove any marks, but it will also compromise the wax coating and you will need to retreat the area to restore water resistance. If you notice water is beginning to saturate your waxed canvas more easily, you’ll want to reapply the wax coating. If properly maintained, this canvas will last generations and still look great.

Special Attributes:

  • Highly water resistant while remaining breathable.
  • Naturally shows wear to create a unique patina.
  • Will mold to the needed shape without stretching out.
  • Can be retreated again and again to keep it functioning like new.
  • Does not stain easily.
  • Durable enough for indoor and outdoor use.
  • A lasting alternative to leather.

DuraWax is not intended for upholstery or furniture applications.

Please note: Due to the characteristics of this fabric, it will show markings, imperfections and scuffs from manufacturing and shipping. All fabric is first quality.

DuraWax™ Heavy Waxed Canvas Cotton Duck 12 oz. Butterscotch 57" Fabric (#122422) shown.


Sale Unit: Sold per linear yard
Width: 57"
Fabric Content: 100% Cotton
Finish: Heavy Wax Coating
Fabric Design: Solid & Variegated
Popular Collection: DuraWax Heavy
Color: Brown
Special Features: Highly Water Resistant
Brand: DuraWax
Roll Size: 50 Yards
Unwaxed Fabric Weight: 12 ounces per square yard
Waxed Fabric Weight: 16.5 ounces per square yard

Recommended Uses

Hobby: Bags, Utility


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Scott W
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Great for bags

I made school bags for my grandkids from this canvas. It is easy to work with my LZ-1 and the color is great.

Jane Rank
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Good project supplies

I called ahead for a recommendation for material for a woodcarvers apron, and I believe that Sailrite's customer service rep was right on this choice.

Lorraine Hauzeneder
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Fun to sew

Fun product to sew. Easy to make marks on it and score lines for folding. I made a waxed canvas tool roll. I now have other projects in mind.

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Very impressed!

This product arrived in excellent condition. The fabric was strong, durable, and is wearing in so beautifully! I used it to make a hunting poncho for a client. The fabric was easy to handle and looked fantastic in its finished product.

Kyle Bisson
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Amazing Vibes

This fabric is everything waxed canvas should be - a true joy to work with.

Jeffrey Cox
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The best of the best

Very nice quality and exactly what i have come to expect from Sailrite. The best of the best

William Richardson
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Very nice!

This is heavy duty waxed canvas!

Tamarra Albright
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Very stiff

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