This is a high quality ex-designer dead stock fabric produced in mills in Northern Ireland.
155cm / 61in wide
6oz waxed cotton which is quite lightweight for a waxed cotton. If you are making a coat for winter I would suggest using some interlining to add a little extra thickness (a thermal cotton would be lovely!).
A really classic ‘airforce’ navy blue colour.
Please refer to the product photo which shows this fabric beside our navy linen – quite different shades.
Waxed cotton, sometimes referred to as oil cloth, is a cotton fabric with a wax coating on it. It lends itself very well to outer wear, such as raincoats and jackets, as the wax provides a degree of water resistance. It is not a waterproof fabric, but would likely keep the rain away in a light shower, and would keep the wind out too!
This fabric would work great as a:
Kelly Anorak by Closet Case Patterns
Eden Coat/Jacket by Tilly and the Buttons
Serra Jacket by Pauline Alice
Waxed cotton also works beautifully sewn up as a tote, wash-bag, pencil case or similar – and you would probably only need 0.5m for a project like that!
Due to the width of this fabric, I am unable to post it rolled without having to charge in excess of £30 for postage.
Your fabric will therefore be posted FOLDED. This will inevitably create creases in the waxed coating. Creases can be lessened by heating gently with a hairdryer, but it will not completely remove them.
However, as you start to work with waxed cotton, you will be creating many additional creases, which is part of the charm of this rugged fabric and the ‘postage’ creases will blend in with the other creases being created.
IF you would like me to try and post this fabric to you rolled – please contact me first before placing an order and I will send you a quote for the postage cost.
Alternatively if you live in Northern Ireland and are happy to come to Bangor, you are welcome to select ‘local pick-up’ in the shipping section, and you can pick-up your fabric un-folded.
CARE FOR WAXED COTTON:
DO NOT WASH THIS FABRIC!
Spot-clean with a slightly damp cloth or use a stiff brush to try and remove any lint or stain.
Waxed cotton can be ‘re-waxed’ as it gets worn over time.
Never use pins as these will leave permanent holes. Instead keep pieces together with clips, always within the seam allowances.