Ottertex® Marine Vinyl (54") - Solid Fabric

Ottertex® Marine Vinyl (54") - Solid Fabric

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Content: 100% Polyester Faux Leather
Width: 54" wide
Weight: 2lbs per yard (approx.), 650 GSM
UV Resistant: 200 Hours
Heat Sealable
Knit/Mesh Backing

Description

Ottertex® Marine Vinyl fabrics are a waterproof, cruelty-free, affordable, durable, easy-to-clean alternative to leather. Manufactured with 2lb (per yard), 1mm thick, 100% polyester, these faux leathers are woven onto a heat sealable, 54-inch wide mesh backing and coated with PVC to ensure long-lasting durability.

Ottertex® Marine Vinyl fabrics are crafted to resemble the finest Italian leather visually and tactilely. Smooth to the touch, these vinyl fabrics are waterproof, mold-resistant, and offer a minimum of 200 hours of direct UV sun resistance. Created with ease of use in mind, cleaning Ottertex® Marine Vinyl fabrics are as simple as using a damp cloth and mild detergent.

How To Use

Ottertex® Marine Vinyl fabrics were created with customer satisfaction in mind by maximizing both durability and comfort. The selvage of these faux leathers is finished for your convenience, and ready to use without the need for any hemming. Ottertex® Marine Vinyls are waterproof, UV and mold resistant, and easy to care for. The applications of these fabrics are endless, both indoor and outdoor.

With all of the features and color variations offered, Ottertex® Marine Vinyl fabrics can be used for almost anything. Some wonderful craft ideas include wallets, phone cases, handbags, shoes, hats, jackets, furniture upholstery, car and boat seat covers, and much, much more!

Notable Features

Ottertex®️ Marine Vinyl fabrics may fade if exposed to the sun for too long (approximately 200 hours). To avoid this, we recommend selecting one of the natural colors available, such as white, off-white, beige, or khaki.

Looking for something more fade-proof? We highly recommend checking out our complete fade-resistant Ottertex® Solution-Dyed Acrylic Waterprooffabrics which come with a 10-year warranty, that guarantee the fabrics from fading!

Over-exposure to mold may overwhelm Ottertex®️ Marine Vinyl's mold and mildew resistance.

Orders less than 10 yards in any particular color may be cut and folded.

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Care Instructions

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Frequently Asked Questions for Ottertex® Marine Vinyl (54") - Solid

What to look for when buying marine vinyl fabric?

When buying marine vinyl it is important to check the fabric's thickness, wearability rating, tearability rating, tensile strength rating, and cold crack rating, to ensure that the fabric can withstand the needs of your environment. Click here for more information on how to choose the best outdoor fabric.

What is marine vinyl fabric?

Ottertex®️ Marine Vinyl is type of vinyl fabric manufactured to be extremely durable, water resistant, UV resistant, and mold resistant. Marine vinyl fabric is commonly found on boats, awnings, and outdoor furniture.

What needle and thread for sewing marine grade vinyl upholstery fabric?

Ottertex®️ Marine Vinyl can be sewn by hand or machine. A #100 or larger denim / leather needle is recommended with a bonded, high strength, UV resistant, waterproof, thread. However, standard sewing machines may be able to work as well. We recommend trying to sew on a small sample to see if it is to your liking. Keep in mind that marine vinyl may not be forgiving, and if mistakes are made, stitch or pin holes could be visible.

How to sew marine vinyl fabric?

Ottertex®️ Marine Vinyl Fabric 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 100+ denim / leather needles, bonded 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. Keep in mind that marine vinyl is not forgiving, and if mistakes are made, stitch or pin holes will be visible.

How to cut marine vinyl fabric?

Ottertex®️ Marine Vinyl is easy to cut. High quality shears, or a utility knife are recommended; however, regular sharpened scissors can also be used.

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