Ripstop Nylon Fabric (Black) – 70 Denier Nylon WR MR and UV Made in USA! Berry Compliant
Lightweight 70 denier ripstop nylon fabric is ideal for manufacturing windbreakers, rain jackets, ponchos, flags, banners, liners, and light use equipment covers. Manufacturers coat one side with polyurethane to make it very easy to work with. Indeed, 70 denier ripstop has very high water repellent and waterproof ratings and is available in a number of colors. Therefore, we sell this by the roll of 100 yards per color.
Did you know?
- Polyurethane coated nylon is made by adding a semi-liquid material to a fabric structure.
- Manufacturers create urethane coated nylon – a stronger and more stable fabric compared to uncoated denier fabric.
- Coated nylon fabrics are used in upholstery, luggage, bags and apparel. If used in apparel tiny holes are punched in the fabric to improve it’s breathability.
The Benefits of Denier Nylon
Nylon oxford fabric features: Water-repellent, somewhat waterproof, mildew resistant, good tear strength, long lasting, easy to sew, easy to seam and fold. Therefore, extremely versatile for use in a number of end products.
Ripstop Nylon Fabric Features
Weight: 2.6 oz/sq yd
Width (inches): 58″ | 60″
Content: 100% High Tenacity Nylon 6
Coating: 3/4 oz Polyurethane
Finish: Durable Water Repellent, Win resistant, UV resistant
Yarn: 70 Denier Nylon
Weave: Ripstop pattern
Thread: Bonded Polyester
Tensile Strength: 90 x 90 lbF (ASTM D5034 WxF)
Tearing Strength: 2 x 2 lbF (ASTM D2261 WxF)
Hydrostatic Resistance: 150 lbs/sq in (ASTM D751)
pH: 5-8 (AATCC 81)
Air Perm: 0 cubic feet per min (ASTM D737)
Water Repellency (Spray Initial): 90 Min (AATCC 22)
Colorfastness to Laundering (color change): 4.0 (AATCC 61 2A)
FR: CPAI 84
Black Ripstop Projects
Sewing projects utilizing ripstop are versatile. The material makes handling and sewing more complex than some other fabrics. But once you learn to use it, you can create some of these amazing, useful projects:
Backpacks: School bags and camping packs need the waterproof strength of ripstop. With the right shoulder straps and support, ripstop bags are capable of supporting a lot of weight. So, it is perfect for college and high school students.
Backpack Covers: Anyone who uses a backpack benefits from a backpack cover. For campers, it offers an extra layer of protection from rain and snow. For commuters, a backpack cover is capable of protecting laptops and papers from precipitation.
Jackets & Windbreakers: Ripstop is used often for outerwear. The fabric is light yet strong. Wind cannot even pass through it! Due to its light weight, ripstop can be easily folded into a bag or pocket.
Parachutes: Parachutes utilize ripstop nylon due to its lightweight, tight-woven attributes. Parachutes and kites alike are preferably made with ripstop.
Reusable Grocery Bags: This easy project conveniently gives you non-plastic options for your shopping. These bags fold up easily into pockets, purses and glove boxes for your convenience.
Sleeping Quilts: Extra quilts for camping are helpful in cold weather. These lightweight sleeping quilts are easy to carry and protect against water and wind.
Tarps & Rainflys: For tents and hammocks, rain-flys keep moisture out of sleeping areas. They are easy to create and use!
Tents & Shelters: Create tents and shelters for backyard fun or intense camping trips. Many projects of this nature are more complex and require advanced sewing skills.
Toiletry Bags: Toiletry bags need to be compact and easy to clean. Ripstop provides the perfect characteristics needed to create a useful toiletry bag.
Quick Tips for Working with Ripstop Nylon Fabric
Here are some quick tips for working with ripstop nylon. For an in-depth guide, check out our blog.
- Use freshly sharpened scissors or a rotary fabric cutter to reduce fraying of the fabric.
- Burn your edges or seams for a sturdy seal. Remember to exercise extreme caution when attempting this technique.
- Practice your sewing stitches on ripstop! Use zigzag stitches can help keep your seams from breaking when the fabric stretches.
- Want to keep your fabric from moving? Use double sided tape rather than straight pins to keep your fabric from moving around as you sew.
Do you have questions about this product? Contact Canvas Etc.’s fabric experts today.