How to Make Waxed Fabric for a Waterproof Garment

Here at Twig + Tale, natural materials are always our first choice where suitable.

Luckily it is relatively easy to make your own waterproof fabric from natural materials. The resulting fabric is an environmentally-friendly option with impressive longevity.  

You will need:

  • Sturdy natural fabric - cotton canvas, duck or drill are ideal.
  • Waterproofing product such as Otter Wax or Bee Kind waterproofing bars. 
  • Heat gun or a hair dryer.

Please note, it is best to sew the garment prior to waxing.

* More information will be shared around waterproofing your fabric during the upcoming Rainhaven Sewalong, including how to make your own wax treatment! *


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