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Waxed Canvas Yardage

20 reviews

Durable and water-resistant, waxed canvas is our favorite fabric for bag making! Sold by the 1/2 yard in lots of different colors.

COLOR COLOR

Berry
Black
Brush Brown
Burgundy
Cobalt Blue
Dark Brown
Field Tan
Gray
Marigold
Moss
Natural
Spring Green
Persimmon
Crimson

Product Details

Our waxed canvas is sold in 1/2 yard increments. Each additional “quantity” adds a ½ yard to your order.

QUANTITY

  • 1 = ½ yard
  • 2 = 1 yard
  • 3 = 1 ½ yards

DETAILS

  • Base Fabric: 100% Better Cotton Initiative certified cotton canvas
  • Wax: A blend of petroleum jelly, mineral oil, and paraffin
  • Bolt Width: 59"–61"
  • Weight: 10–12 oz per square yard

NOTE ON COLOR: We do our best to photograph colors accurately but there may be slight variation depending on your screen. Moss is very dark, almost black, and lightens a little with use. Marigold and natural are slightly transparent when layered on top of dark or patterned fabric. If you’d like to see a color in person before you buy, order a swatch!

About Waxed Canvas

Waxed canvas is a densely woven cotton fabric that has been saturated with wax, giving it an extra layer of protection against the elements. This heritage fabric was first conceived of by Scottish sailors in the 1800s and has been long-loved for its durability, natural water resistance, and rugged character. Waxed canvas shows scuffs, marks, and creases that blend into a beautiful weathered patina with age.

Our waxed canvas is sourced from Scotland and the U.S. After using many different waxed canvases over the years, we’ve hand selected these for their superior quality. This is the same waxed canvas included in our maker kits and is great for all kinds of bag making projects. To learn more, check out our Essential Guide to Waxed Canvas!

Bag Requirements

Making a Klum House bag? Here’s how much yardage you’ll need:

Portsmith Tote: ¾ yard (main body), ⅝ yard (base) 

Woodland Dopp Kit: ½ yard (exterior)

Oberlin Tote: 1 yard (main body, base, interior pocket), ⅓ yard (exterior pockets) 

Fremont Tote: ½ yard (main body), ⅓ yard (exterior + interior pockets)

Maywood Totepack: ⅝ yard (main body), ½ yard (exterior + interior pockets)

Slabtown Backpack: 3/4 yard (main body), ½ yard (accent)

Cutting + Shipping

CUTTING

Waxed canvas will be cut in one continuous piece whenever possible.

FOLDING + SHIPPING

If you purchase more than one yard, your waxed canvas may be folded. Folding can result in crease marks that will blend into the fabric with use. The appearance of unwanted creases can also be lessened with a hair dryer. Click here to learn more about waxed canvas care.

If you do not want folds, please purchase your waxed canvas in its own separate order and include a note at checkout that says you do not want shipping combined with any other orders placed. (Otherwise we try to combine multiple orders from a single customer to minimize shipping costs!)

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4.9 Based on 20 Reviews
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    06/06/2021
    SM
    Sandra M.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    Loved the Klum House waxed canvas

    My first time using waxed canvas and I loved the ease in sewing it on my DX2000 Juki. And the choice of colors is super. The mailing was fast and $15 per yard was cheaper than many sites. Will definitely order again. Thank you! SANDRA MILLETT

    05/26/2021
    LC
    Leanna C.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product
    I love this fabric!

    I was a little nervous to use it but ended up loving it! I made 2 aprons one in gray and the other in moss. Very beautiful colors.

    06/07/2021
    Klum House

    Yay! So glad to hear it. Waxed canvas is a great fabric for aprons

    04/17/2021
    RB
    Rebekah B.
    US US
    Waxed Canvas

    Awesome! Love this waxed canvas. It came rolled in a tube to keep as many creases and lines out of it as possible. Can't wait to make some bags! Thank you, Klum House!

    04/15/2021
    CB
    Cornelia B.
    US US
    Fabulous colors

    I love the waxed canvas, great to work with and wears really well. The colors are vibrant.

    04/15/2021
    KO
    Katie O.
    US US
    The best Waxed Canvas

    I don't want to talk bad about any other company, however, Klum House waxed canvas is the best waxed canvas. It looks professional and it is so easy to work with! I have tried others and they are not the same.

    04/15/2021
    CG
    Carolyn G.
    US US
    Fabulous!

    The waxed canvas is fabulous! It came quickly and was rolled, not folded. Klum House customer service is wonderful. Their products are very high quality and instructions are easy to follow.

    04/15/2021
    N
    Nekisha
    AG AG
    Easy to work With

    Having tried another waxed canvas supplier, this one was very different, much lighter weight and I have since learnt that paraffin wax is lighter than beeswax fabric. It worked excellent for the Poprtsmith. So much easier to work with! I've noticed that not all patina well. For example, the black. I made a full black tote and it literally just looks rumpled:( I tried using a heat gun to reset and nothing. Just rumpled looking fabric. The brushed brown looks more like waxed canvas when crumpled. I bought 8 colors.

    03/26/2021
    DZ
    Derinda Z.
    US US
    Loved my canvas when it

    Loved my canvas when it got here!! I cut out two bags right away. In the process of sewing now!!! Love the colors!!

    03/25/2021
    D
    Diane
    US US
    None like no other

    I have ordered waxed canvas from other fabric suppliers before on line. Unfortunately I have to order materials on line because I live 100 miles from a fabric store. It is nice to see and feel the fabric before I buy it. The waxed canvas I have ordered from others is very different, the look and feel of the waxed canvas from Klum House reminds me of leather. I made the Woodland Dopp for my two brothers and they were surprised that I made it and they thought it was made from a soft leather and it was sturdy. I said nope it's waxed canvas. After wiping away a few tears my brothers said they would cherish this bag forever. Thank you for your wonderful products and attention to details. There will be more orders from me!

    04/05/2021
    Klum House

    Aw, so happy to hear that your brothers loved their Woodland Dopp Kits! Thanks for sharing and for the kind words :heart:️

    03/23/2021
    MS
    Melinda S.
    US US
    Love My Waxed Canvas

    This waxed canvas was the perfect weight for the Noodlehead Buckthorn Tote Pack I made. It was easy to sew using my Bernina 770 and a clear foot, didn’t even need to use my Teflon foot.

    Klum House Waxed Canvas Yardage Review
    03/23/2021
    IK
    Indrani K.
    US US
    canvas joy

    Exactly as expected / advertised. Great quality — thank you!

    03/23/2021
    WW
    Wildenstein W.
    US US
    Waxed canvas

    Beautiful fabric easy to work with.

    03/19/2021
    MR
    Marilyn R.
    US US
    I'm learning

    I've made a. few things with the waxed canvas, apron, a couple bags. I really like the patina that develops with use, I like the darker colors. I was disappointed with the yellow - too light. I had to switch out a dark lining for a lighter color. Also I didn't like how dark leather flecks from the straps made the outside look dirty. That isn't a problem with the darker colors.

    03/19/2021
    JG
    Jessica G.
    US US
    Great canvas

    Great canvas

    02/26/2021
    AM
    Arlene M.
    US US
    Waxed canvas

    I’ve never sewn with waxed canvas before and I’m eager to get a project int the works for my sister going to Florida in October. I’m going to find a pattern for a boarding bag. The colors I chose are so nice and vibrant. I’m sure I will post the bag in the groups I’m in and will reference your product. Thank you so much for the great quality of your product.

    02/22/2021
    EJ
    Elizabeth J.
    US US
    Love it!

    I purchased this in green and gray and it is just as lovely as I was expecting!

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