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, or view the video below on how to make your own waterproofing balm. 
  • Heat gun or a hair dryer.

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

~ Video by Leanne Steel and edited by Jeanique Kats
~ Video by Tracey Wright