Seamstick 1/2" Basting Tape for Canvas (50 yds.)
This is a double-sided acrylic adhesive that bonds well with coarse canvas fabrics like Sunbrella®, Top Notch® or Top Gun®. Basting prior to sewing prevents feeding problems and provides more accurate, even hems and water-resistant seams. Basting tapes are left permanently in place and are invisible. If any needle gumming occurs while sewing, intermittently clean the needle with an alcohol swab or an adhesive remover. The "Basting Tape Selection Tips" PDF document below details all the materials this basting tape can be used on.
The wide width of this tape makes it perfect for use with large overlapping seams, double hems, facing and basting clear vinyl windows on canvas. This basting tape is too wide for cushions or zippers, we recommend using 1/4-inch basting tape for those applications.
Ratings & Reviews
A Real Time-Saver
This stuff is great! Using it eliminates the need to pin together all the parts that you're going to sew. On a long line of stitching, that saves a ton of time. Just tape the two pieces together, and stitch them up. No worries!
Canvas tape works great
The seamstick that says for canvas makes all the difference and works very well on sunbrella. I tried the other type of tape and it failed miserably trying to hold my 22ft long boat cover seam together, but this held with no problem. Make sure you get the tape for canvas!
by Gordon -
I use Seamstick basting tape for my canvas projects.
It works well, but sometimes, I find it not as sticky as I need,
like holding two pieces of sunbrella together so I can make
my zipper location. I end up using pins.
by Maria -
Outstanding customer service. Product is exactly what I was looking for!
Seamstick basting tape is superior for securing seams.
by norma -
I am using basting tape to secure shelter-rite to sunbrella canvas. It is working out perfectly. I tried a different brand of basting tape and it did not work at all. I am so happy I sent for Seamstick to help with this project. I am using the 1/2 inch basting tape. I also ordered the 3/8 inch but have not tried it yet. Thank you Sailrite staff for the help with solving a problem with the seams puckering without the use of S
eamstick basting tape.
Thanks for giving me a super service.
by Aage Johan -
Sailrite have delivered this time as planned, and as always. You are doing a fine job.
Aage J. Andersen
Makes life easier
by Walter -
Very long roll. Sticks to canvas better than 2-sided fabric tape. Makes the job easier. Seems to be worth a few bucks but does generate some trash.
by Pittwater Canvas Covers -
used for patterning . Sticks well to patterning plastic and stainless steel bows
does the job
by carlos solana -
it does the job,will recomend
by J. Bodiford
Adheres easily to any fabric. Held a piece of 40 gauge clear vinyl easily to dusty old sunbrella dodger fabric. Only downside is the residue can gum the needle of the machine, so periodic cleaning of the needle may be required while sewing.
by Donna -
Great product that makes sewing soooo much easier. No more pins! And straight edges every time. I use this on all my projects now. Love it!!
Time Saving Product!
by Anne -
Works great and sure makes the project easier than pinning or stapling. We will do this from now on.
Like having an extra hand
by Ron Woodcock -
This is great stuff, so simplifies the sewing of seams. I'm a rookie, and without it, I'd have a mess. I'm on my second roll already.
Wont sew without it now!
by Denny Gower -
Since trying Seamstick Basting tape I've been so convinced that I wont even begin a new project without having enough on hand! What a time saver! It makes sewing so easy...I love it!
extra set of hands to help you sew
by Denny Gower -
I have this tape in all forms and sizes...excellent third hand for sewing! I love it!
by Tanya Townsend -
Wow, unlike other similar basting tapes, this is the best by far, I used it to seam a zipper on a very heavy fabric, and wow, did it helped, it sealed perfectly, I did not have to use any binder clips, or hando baste it, it was just there, and if you needed to move the seam, just simply lift it up and relocate it, lol, for those who sew like me, you will love it. it works with leather too, thank you Sailrite, for making a wonderful item like this....