Waxed Canvas – Shelter Tent Duck – Field Tan | 60″

$23.38 / Linear yard (60"W X 3ft L)

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Strong, durable, cotton based fabric treated with grades and qualities of waxes. These fabrics stay flexible at cold temperatures, good water repellency, non-transferability. Due to the nature of this wax, expect greater shade variation in comparison to standard dyed cotton fabrics. The unique property of this canvas is to have crack or crease marks. Most times these can be removed by using a medium hot iron over brown paper.
Uses: bags, pouches, saddle packs, tote bags, backpacks, luggage, wilderness packs, adventure gear, apparel, turnout blankets, rainwear, dog beds, vests and many other applications where defense against the elements is critical!

Volume Breaks: 50-99 Yards – 5% Off, 100 yards – 10% Off

Select your quantity below. Note: the quantity is the number of linear yards. A quantity of 5 equals 5 linear yards (each linear yard measures 36inches long).

Note: All Canvas Material is sold by the linear yard. Most orders are shipped folded; certain items 10 yards or more will be shipped on a tube. If you need your order to ship on a tube, please click the box on the cart page. Primed artist canvas is the only item shipped on a tube regardless of length. Color pictured is a representation of the color standard and is subject to shade and weight variations. Bright and deep colors are subject to crocking or bleeding and should not be mixed with white or light colors in the same product or garment. No guarantees can be made regarding light and color fastness. Fabric should be tested for specific requirements prior to cutting as no claims are allowed on processed or altered goods.


Tan Canvas –¬† Shelter Tent Duck Field Tan 60″ Wide

Waxed tan canvas fabric for sale for bags, luggage, totes, and other adventure gear. This fabric is durable and meant to last! Unlike our Pyrosnuff and Canvak coating, the tough wax on this fabric won’t rub off as easily.

Use waxed tan canvas for many years without washing. Darker colors tend not to soil or stain as easily as lighter colors. If soiling does occur, do not launder, or use detergent to wash this fabric. Tan canvas fabrics should be treated like leather: spot clean with a hose, soft scrub brush or damp cloth. For stubborn stains use saddle soap, or flake soap (not detergent) will do the trick. NEVER use detergent (liquid or powdered) or even dry clean.

The fabric is incredibly strong, durable and resilient. Customers often use waxed canvas for the manufacture of industrial covers because it withstands harsh weather conditions. As we have the largest stocked inventory of waxed canvas imaginable, if you are searching for where to buy waxed canvas, then you have certainly come to the right online fabric store!

Bag made from Field Tan waxed canvas
Bag made from Field Tan waxed canvas

Tan Waxed Canvas Fabric for Sale Uses

  • Tarps: Tarps benefit from canvas because of the water repellent nature of the fabric and coating. Tarps may be used to cover boats, motorcycles, cars, or even equipment or building materials kept outdoors.
  • Backpacks: Waxed canvas backpacks are making a comeback in a big way. These bags look rugged, can take a good beating, and keep whatever is within from becoming wet. Commuters love waxed canvas backpacks.
  • Saddle bags: As an alternative to pricey leather, canvas makes great saddle bags for motorcycles or bicycles. They are as durable as leather and can take a fall or storage outdoors while keeping contents safe.
  • Luggage: Like all bags, luggage takes a good beating. Canvas treated with wax, when applied and sealed properly, can withstand travel. Luggage made from waxed canvas also looks great.
  • Waxed cotton for waterproof clothing.
  • Adventure Packs: Like backpacks, adventure packs need to be able to withstand the rigors of travel, camping and hiking.
  • Other Outdoor Gear: If you have a need for outdoor coverage from the elements, check out waxed canvas. The possibilities and versatility of this amazing fabric is more beneficial and affordable than alternatives.

Waxed Tan Canvas for Sale Features

Weight: 8.25 oz/sq yd base fabric, wax add on 2-2.5 oz/sq yd. Finished weight ~ 10.25 oz

Width (inches): 58 | 60

Content: 100% Cotton Shelter Tent Duck Canvas

Coating: Wax

Color: Field Tan

Finish: Tough wax finish

Weave: Plain

Other Fabric Features: water repellent, mildew resistant, rugged, long lasting, and very strong.

For more information about our extensive waxed canvas selection, and its many uses, please click here.


Do not dry clean, launder, or use detergent. Clean with garden hose, soft scrub brush or damp cloth. Iron on low heat with a thin cloth barrier between the fabric and the iron. For heavy stains use saddle soap.

Our waxed cotton duck fabrics can be finished in different widths, weights and colors. To do this we have to run full dye lots. If you have a custom project that needs a lighter weight or heavier weight cotton duck, please feel free to call us regarding wholesale pricing and dye lots.

Working with Tan Canvas

As with so many heavy fabrics, you will want to keep you sewing machine, needles and scissors sharp and clean. You will need a heavy duty needle, like a 100/16 or 100/18 to do the job. A good foot on the sewing machine will also help keep clean lines.

When pressing and pinning your waxed canvas in preparation for sewing, pin with care because holes may show after your project is completed. If possible, use fabric clips instead.

Once your project is complete, be sure to clean your machine and work-space well. Waxed tan canvas can leave a buildup of wax that you will not want transferred onto other projects in the future.

Did You Know?

Original waxed cotton duck fabrics were used in England and Scotland as sails. Egyptians used linseed oil as their wax to create waxed canvas. Problem problems arise with waxed canvas when the weather gets cold – it becomes stiff.

For a little history on waxed cotton duck, check out Wikipedia.

We are often asked, “what is the difference between canvas and duck?” They are actually terms used interchangeably. Officially, canvas is defined as a strong fabric. Duck, however, is often spun polyester or cotton available in many weights.

Not sure if waxed canvas is right for your next project? Contact us today to speak to one of our fabric experts.

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