Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sewing with Oilcloth by Kelly McCants

While oilcloth has been around for a century, it is once again becoming a household staple; perfect for use in the kitchen, for baby and kid projects, or for bags and totes. This specialty sewing book will give reader the ins, outs and how –tos of this versatile and functional fabric.

SEWING WITH OILCLOTH (Wiley; August 29, 2011, $18.99) covers sewing with the family of specialty fabrics collectively known as oilcloth. Easy-to-follow instructions, and special tips and tricks needed to get the most out of these fabrics are covered. The unique applications of each fabric and how to treat and care for the finished pieces is also described in detail.

From home goods to accessories, from baby gear to outdoor decor, you'll find oilcloth sewing projects that unlock the potential of both traditional choices and new designer prints. You'll follow along helpful, trouble-free instructions to sew oilcloth projects like a simple tablecloth, garden apron, farmer's market tote, baby bib, and so much more.


  • Features beautiful and polished full-color photographs of all projects
  • Projects for the Home: readers will find out how to make a simple tablecloth, a chalkboard table runner, storage bins, tags handy for organizing or gifting, a garden apron, a patio seat cushion, a festive party banner, and an appliqué pillow to accent outdoor decor.
  • Moms will love the collection of wipe-clean items for babies and kids which include a bib, a splat mat, an art smock, a mommy apron, a toddler apron, and a wet bag.

Whether you're a seasoned stitcher or just starting out in the exciting world of sewing with oilcloth, this one-of-a-kind book gives you everything you need to easily get the most out of this specialty fabric.

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