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« on: October 23, 2009 12:32:47 PM »

Hello
I am using some Amy Butler cotton fabric to design my next bag, and I want to make it waterproof. Is this possible? I have heard of something called Nikwax Cotton Waterproof spray, but I have no idea if this is something I should use or not. I don't want to change the feel  or look of the fabric drastically.
Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2009 02:07:03 PM »

Correction: I said 'waterproof (actually I said waterprrof..LOL) but what I am really trying to accomplish is 'stain resistant' something that is easily wipeable. Something that is not going to soak in a stain.
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2009 07:44:03 PM »

Are you thinking of Scotchgard?

http://solutions.3m.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/Scotchgard/Home/Applications/Apparel/Do-It-Yourself/Fabric_Protector/

I have used this on purses, sofas, auto seats, jackets, book bags, etc and it works well for me. 

Hope this helps a little

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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2009 05:11:52 PM »

Yes that is probably what I am thinking of. In fact, I went to Joannes today and bought some. I also saw some stuff online called NikWax...it's supposed to for making cotton waterproof, but I don't know what the fabric actually looks like after you are done applying it. At least with Scotgard your fabric looks and feels pretty much the same.
Thanks for your reply!
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