Ottertex® Canvas Waterproof Fabric

Ottertex® Canvas Waterproof Fabric

Content: 100% Polyester, PVC Backing.
Dimensions: 61”/62” Width, 0.55mm Thickness, 600 x 600 Denier.
Weight: 381 GSM, 1.1lbs per yard (approx.).
Cold Crack: -10°F / -23°C
Strength: 50,000 Circles (ASTM D4966), Tear: warp 74.83N weft 55.07N; Tensile: warp: 1473.08, weft 727.42


Ottertex®️ Canvas Waterproof fabrics are durable waterproof fabrics that are constructed for a variety of indoor and outdoor applications.

Available in a variety of colors, these patented Ottertex®️ Canvas Waterproof fabrics are crafted with 100% polyester fibers and measure 61/62" in width. These Ottertex®️ Canvas Waterproof fabrics feature a 0.55mm thickness with PVC backing and a calculated 600 x 600 denier; in other words, they are strong enough for military or camping applications.

Ottertex®️ Canvas Waterproof fabrics weigh approximately 1.1lbs per linear yard making them convenient for transporting, while still heavy enough for extended use. Ottertex®️ Canvas Waterproof fabrics are sold at wholesale prices by the yard. Ottertex®️ Canvas Waterproof fabrics are also available in bulk, continuous roll sizes range from 25 to 50 yards based on available inventory.

How to Use

The uses for our Ottertex®️ Canvas Waterproof are limitless. Affordable, durable, easy to clean, Ottertex®️ Canvas Waterproof fabrics can be easily handled on most sewing machines with no special requirements.

Ottertex®️ Canvas Waterproof fabrics can be used both indoors and outdoors. Some great project ideas include; patio furniture upholstery, backpacks, tote bags, camping chairs, tents, truck bed and boat covers, outdoor awnings, and much, much more.

Notable Features

• Waterproof. Mold & Mildew Resistant.
• Maximum Durability. Rated For Daily, High Volume Use.
• Can Withstand Any Environment. Minimum Temperature, -10°F or -22°C.
• Easy To Transport; 1.1lbs per yard.
• Fade Resistant. 500 Hours Of UV Protection.

Our Ottertex®️ Canvas Waterproof fabrics may fade if it's exposed to the sun for too long (approximately 500 hours). To avoid this, we recommend selecting one of the available natural colors such as ivory, beige, or khaki.

Looking for something more fade-proof? We highly recommend checking out our complete fade-resistant Ottertex® Solution-Dyed Acrylic Waterproof which comes with a 10-year warranty guaranteeing the fabric from fading!

Over-exposure to mold may overwhelm the Ottertex®️ Canvas Waterproof fabric's resistance.

Orders less than 13 yards in any particular color may be cut and folded.

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Care Instructions

For care and cleaning instructions, please click here.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Ottertex® Canvas Waterproof

What is the difference between Ottertex© Waterproof Canvas & duck canvas?

Both waterproof canvas and duck canvas are durable fabrics with vibrant color selections. Waterproof canvas is manufactured with 100% polyester fibers, PVC backing, and waterproof coatings, while duck canvas is made with 100% cotton fibers and is fairly absorbent. A major difference between waterproof canvas and duck canvas is that waterproof canvas is manufactured with a lower thread count, which makes the fabric feel grainier. Conversely, duck canvas is manufactured with a very high thread count which gives the fabric a smoother exterior. Waterproof canvas is also UV resistant (500 hours approximately), mold & mildew resistant, and wrinkle resistant, while duck canvas is a natural fabric without these additional qualities. Lastly, waterproof canvas can be cleaned with a damp cloth and a cleaning solution, while duck canvas is machine washable.

How sturdy is Ottertex© Waterproof Canvas?

Ottertex© Waterproof Canvas is a flexible and durable fabric that can withstand the elements of nature. At 0.55mm thick, Ottertex© Waterproof Canvas has a wearability rating of 25,000 double rubs (a measure of back and forth motions on a surface before the fabric deteriorates. For comparison, furniture in a hotel room is usually rated at 15,000-30,000 double rubs.), a tear rating of 74N warp and 55N Weft (the measure of how much force is required to tear waterproof canvas), a tensile strength rating of 1473N warp and 727N weft (the measure of how much weight waterproof canvas can hold, and a cold crack rating of -10° F or -23° C (the minimum temperature waterproof canvas with withstand). When comparing different canvas fabrics, it is important to compare the abrasion, tear, tensile strength, and cold crack ratings. Click here to check out how to choose the best outdoor fabric by visiting our blog post here.

How to sew Ottertex© Waterproof Canvas fabric?

Ottertex© Waterproof Canvas can be sewn by hand or with any sewing machine; a heavy duty machine is suggested but not required. Some additional sewing accessories are also recommended but not required, such as clips, double stick tape, size 90+ or upholstery needles, size 40+ thread, an awl, and a thimble. Lastly a walking foot can be attached to your sewing machine, or you can increase the stitch length if you need to sew through multiple layers.

what is canvas fabric?

Canvas is a sturdy, strong, and hard-wearing, plain woven (criss-cross pattern) fabric. Canvas is commonly used for bags, tents, shoes, artwork, and sails.

what is waterproof canvas made of?

Ottertex© Waterproof Canvas is manufactured with 100% polyester fibers. The fabric is also affixed to a PVC backing that enhances Ottertex© Waterproof Canvas waterproofness and durability. Lastly, Ottertex© Waterproof Canvas is coated one last time to add to its impermeability.

Ottertex® Canvas Waterproof