100% Hemp 6 Ounce Canvas by the Yard (59 Inches Wide)
Sturdy and affordable 100% hemp fabric for all your projects. This 6 ounce hemp canvas is strong but light-weight, but has a thicker and sturdier feel than you might expect for 6 oz. canvas. For reference it feels almost as thick as the denim of a pair of jeans, but not quite. Maybe more like a pair of painters pants or Dickies®. This fabric is often sold in marketplaces as “8 ounce” hemp canvas (that’s actually how we order it from the weaver) — and unless you actually weigh it, you would believe it. But we choose to sell it based on actual ounces per square yard as accurately as possible.
This fabric is NOT pre-shrunk. You will need to wash, dry, and press before cutting any patterns, as there is a decent amount of shrinkage the first time it is washed and dried. After that it is very stable with no additional shrinkage evident in our testing and experience. You will loose about 7% of your cut fabric length to shrinkage — but that also means your thickness increases and the weave becomes tighter.
(Fun fact — The lengthwise threads (warp) are pulled under much more tension during the weaving process than the widthwise threads (weft). So when washing for the first time, these warp threads are finally allowed to go back to the relaxed state where their friends, the weft threads, already are in their happy place. So all the shrinkage occurs in the warp direction, and there is little or no shrinkage in the weft direction. Cool huh?)
Here’s how a 1 yard piece (for example) measures up before and after washing:
Size before washing: 36 inches x 59 inches
Weight before washing: 6 ounces per square yard
Weight before washing: 200 grams per square meter (GSM)
Size after washing: 33.5 inches x 59 inches
Weight after washing: 6.5 ounces per square yard
Weight after washing: 225 grams per square meter (GSM)
We intend to gradually add more colors to inventory. So please let us know if you have any specific color requests.
- 10 colors to choose from
- 100% hemp
- Sturdy and affordable!
- Strong, light-weight, 6 oz. canvas
- Excellent for all your projects
- Make your own book bags and totes
- Make stylish and environmentally-friendly clothing
- Excellent for making tunics, vests, and other clothing items that require a thicker, sturdier fabric
- Machine washable and dryable
- Ships in an environmentally-friendly paper envelope (No plastic!)
- FREE Shipping!
Why hemp? Because hemp makes the world a better place! The world needs more hemp stuff! Hemp is the finest, strongest, most sustainable, natural fiber fabric in the world. Amongst other benefits, hemp is renewable, sustainable, and revitalizing!