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Waxed Fabric source?

SheKnitsSheSews | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

Hi.  I am looking for some waxed fabric to make a few rain hats.  I bought a waxed hat when in Scotland a few years ago and would like another waterproof hat.  Any suggestions as to where I can purchase fabric?  Thanks for the information!

Christina

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  1. carolfresia | | #1

    I don't know where you can buy waxed fabric, but there is a product called Nik-Wax (I've seen it at Joann's) that will waterproof fabric. I believe you wash it into the fabric. I'll search for it online--at the moment this is the only internet connection I can get, and I don't want to lose this message to search for that! Anyway, I have a friend who made a raincoat or two using decorator fabrics with large, fabulous prints that she Nik-waxed. I suspect it's not 100%, rubberized waterproof, but probably would keep the rain out during a dog-walk around the block.

    Carol

    Try http://www.nikwax-usa.com for a description of the available products.



    Edited 6/15/2004 9:28 am ET by CAROLFRESIA

    1. SewNancy | | #5

      Thanks!  I went to their site and requested a catalogue.

      1. Barbaran8 | | #6
  2. FitnessNut | | #2

    You might try MacPhee Workshop....I know they used to sell a waxed cotton for making Australian drover style coats. And they do mail order all over North America. http://www.macpheeworkshop.com

  3. SheKnitsSheSews | | #3

    Thank you for the information.  I'm going to JoAnn's tomorrow and will look for the Nik-wax.  I'll also check out the email links you provided, once my kids are sleeping!

    Christina

  4. SewTruTerry | | #4

    There is also another product that at least at one time that JoAnn's sold by the yard that was a vinyl that came with a backing paper and you removed the paper backing and applied the vinyl to any fabric and used the paper to iron it in place thereby making it waterproof.  Sorry that I cannot remember the name of the product but any of the older or I should say longer employeed counter help at JoAnn's should be able to at least tell you the name of the product.

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