Canvas tents are a durable and reliable option for campers who want to be able withstand adverse weather conditions. However, like any material they will eventually wear down over time resulting in tears or holes that need repairs before it starts raining because of its vulnerable nature against water damage.

If you’ve noticed a hole or tear form in your canvas tent then follow our simple 3 step process below to patch the tent quickly and effectively!

3 Steps How You Can Patch Your Canvas Tent 

There are a number of ways to patch the canvas shell on your tent. The best way will depend largely upon what you’re trying to achieve and how much time or materials are available for repair.

Tents are not known for being the most durable of items, and this often leads to patches needing fixing. However there are ways you can avoid having holes in your tent that is both simple as well as effective.

Step 1: Use A Sewing Awl

Canvas is a great material to use when you need your project quick and disposable. You can easily sew it back together after using the fabric, so there’s no hassle. Locate the hole in your tent and use a thread, awl (or other sewing tool) to make sure no more light leaks out.

The Speedy Stitcher sewing awl is a great tool for any hobbyist or professional that needs to make their own clothes.

Step 2: Cover With Patches

After a torn seam, you will need to cover both sides of the material with canvas. This protects against further damage and makes sure that there aren’t any open areas where things like dirt or moisture can get in through tiny gaps between thread fibers.

Waterproof canvas is a great choice for the outer layer. You can get it in various sizes and shapes, so pick one that covers up any holes or tears completely. Make sure to round off all corners with patches too, squares tend not hold well at sharp angles where they may come loose over time.

Speedy stitcher sewing awl kit
speedy stitcher sewing awl

Step 3: Use To Stick Patches

Tear Mender glue is a must have for fixing any rips or tears in your tent. Apply the canvas patch to the inside of it, then use Tear Mender’s special fabric as an adhesive and fix both sides together so there are no gaps whatsoever.

First, clean and dry the area around where you would like to place your patch. Then apply glue onto bottom of tear, let sit for five minutes before placing over entire surface so that it can fully cure into place without pulling any hairs out in its process.

We will now be following the same process for our outside patch.

Apply the glue to the bottom of your patch and carefully place it. Hold down until dry before moving on, making sure that you are steady with something in hand so as not damage any area near.

You’re all set. Now you can take your new canvas tent with ease.

Duration To Patch Your Canvas Tent?

There is no one size fits all solution when it comes to patching a torn eardrum. For beginners, the whole process will take thirty minutes on average but with experience you may be able cut down that time significantly to under twenty in some cases.

Is it possible to Sew Small Tears And Rips Together?

The answer is yes! You can sew small holes together to make larger ones. First, start by finding the spot where you want your new bigger hole go. Next use some glue or sewing machine needle with thread in it as close to this area there isn’t another piece of material already sewn overlying it and voila: Your new seam will have no effect what so ever because those threads won’t interfere at all just be careful not let them overlap too much(in other words leave about 2 inches between each extra long stitch).

Can You Use Iron On Patches On Canvas Tents?

Recently, iron on options for canvas tents have been popping up.

The durability of the patch depends on how well you can create an impression with your sewing technique. It is better than just using heat to permanently fuse two surfaces together because fabric didn’t exist back then, so we had no choice but use this method for its time period instead.

Nowadays we sew holes closed before adhering another layer overtop so that there are no sharp edges pushing into your nylon material or mesh shelter floor (which can cause things like cuts). 

By paying close attention at every step while keeping everything compacted down tightly with some extra thread tied off nearby if you need one later on  this ensures against tearing any further.

Iron on patchwork isn’t as durable and can be more easily destroyed than a tent with patches sewn together.

How To Store Your Tent To Prevent Rips And Tears?

It is important to store your tent in a safe place for the longevity of it. When putting the tent away, make sure it’s stored on an even surface and not near anything that may cause friction such as trees or rocks because this can result in tears from frequent movement of materials while being stored over time.

There are many concerns with tents, but if you let them get wet there’s so much more to worry about than just holes. Once mildew starts forming on the fabric it can cause major problems that will need immediate attention in order for your tent stay dry and clean.

We all know the importance of taking care and maintaining our tents. But did you also realize how important it is to wash your tent? If mildew begins growing on them, check out this guide for some tips on cleaning up after a rainy campfire.

Is it Possible for Beginners To Patch A Canvas Tent?

Yes, beginners can patch a canvas tent using our simple 3 step process. The first thing you need to know is that sewing should be practiced on cloth pieces at home before attempting this with an actual repair kit for your camping equipment because there are some small seams involved in the whole setup.

By Anthony Paton

Anthony Paton, the outdoorsman who loves to report all sorts of interesting stories about camping in Great Britain. He's based out London and doesn't get much time for himself these days because work commitments keep him away on occasion but does what he can with what little free time there is.