If you want strong, fun, hard wearing and colourful waterproof fabrics then these PVC coated ripstop fabrics maybe right for you. They are lightweight and although they are not as malleable as a rubber coated fabric they are still soft. Ripstop means that when you look at the fabric close up you will see a cross hatch in the weave. This is to make it strong and tear resistant. During weaving, thicker reinforcement threads are interwoven at regular intervals creating the cross hatch pattern. These ripstop fabrics will be excellent for a fabulous awning or bags or a cover for a something you keep outside, furniture a boat. You could make aprons, cushions jackets too.