We're pleased as punch to be able to offer this 13oz waxed cotton – a totally waterproof material that doesn't use any plastic to work its magic! Made by treating cotton with a mix of waxes, its Tex Wax finish makes it flexible at cold temperatures and resistant to wax transfer while staying waterproof. Crisp and structured, this cotton is ideal for a wide range of workwear and non-garment uses: lined jackets, bags, rain ponchos, hats, dog beds, etc. If it's hard-wearing and needs to be waterproof, odds are our waxed cotton will work for it! Fully opaque, it does not need to be lined; however, you may want to opt for a lining for comfort's sake.
If you haven't used waxed cotton before, it's important to note that it has a few special care requirements. Waxed cotton tends to develop lines and creases as it ages, which makes for a beautiful patina. You may find your yardage arrives with lines formed where it was folded. You can remove these lines with a steamer or hairdryer. You can also use an iron on the lowest setting with steam and a pressing cloth.
Waxed cotton should never be placed in the washing machine or dryer. Any stains should be spot-cleaned with saddle soap or similar. After sewing this cotton, you may want to wipe down the bed of your machine with a damp cloth; using a Teflon foot may make sewing smoother.
From our studio in beautiful Montreal, Canada, we are delighted to ship to makers worldwide. Shipping is free on U.S. and Canadian orders over $150. U.S. and Canadian orders ship in 3-7 business days, and international orders take between 12-40 days. That said, all additional customs and duties that may be collected at the border are the sole responsibility of the customer.
We are committed to investing in sustainability initiatives to counteract the environmental impact of shipping. We offset our carbon footprint by contributing funds to forest conservation projects for every package shipped.