Sewing with Oilcloth is a compilation of easy to understand patterns, creative project ideas and beautiful photographs taken by Meghan McSweeney. The book is skillfully divided into four sections so that oilcloth addicts can choose from an array of project ideas and other important information, like the tools, that you need to create oilcloth projects that are super functional and absolutely stylish! From Ch. 1 "Tools, Tips, and Trims" to Ch.2 "For the House," Ch. 3 "For You," and Ch. 4 "For Kids," each chapter reflects the variety that oilcloth as a fabric has to offer. As a creative & successful entrepreneur, accomplished designer, and loving mother, it's clear that Kelly's lifestyle has influenced her in writing this smart, chic, fun book!
Some of our favorite patterns are the oilcloth "seat cushions...[which are] custom-made...weather-friendly and easy-to-clean," we can imagine your friends and family admiring this oilcloth project for years to come. The "Chalk Cloth Table Runner" is another project that we think is sure to draw attention and compliments at your next get together. The "Farmers Market Tote" is another project that will yield a creation that you'll wonder how you used to live without, featuring "four exterior pockets for...herbs and flowers and [an] interior pocket [for] a safe place to stash...money" this bag is great for shopping!
Sewing with Oilcloth is a rare book, it's clear that Kelly holds oilcloth in a special place in her heart; she mentions the way that when some customers "touch and feel oilcloth, it takes them back in time," it reminds them of their mothers and grandmothers, of cooking family meals in the kitchen or taking family trips to "Woolworth's to get a new oilcloth for the kitchen table." Many of our customers have told us about their memories attached with oilcloth and we, like Kelly, are proud and excited to provide families of generations to come with even more!
Scroll down to see the blog schedule for Sewing with Oilcloth's book tour, make sure to check it out for more information on this great book! Leave us a comment and we'll pick one lucky reader to receive a copy of the book along with some free fabric so you can start on one of the smaller projects in the book!
Monday, August 29: Wiley Craft http://www.wileycraft.com/
Tuesday, August 30: / Crafty Pod http://www.craftypod.com/
Wednesday, August 31: Sew Mama, Sew http://www.sewmamasew.com/
Thursday, September 1: Dana Made http://www.dana-made-it.com/
Friday, September 2: Craft http://craftzine.com
Tuesday, September 4: Oilcloth International http://www.oilcloth.com/
Wednesday, September 5: Average Jane Craft http://averagejanecrafter.blogspot.com/
Thursday, September 6: Prudent Baby http://www.prudentbaby.com/
Friday, September 7: Craft Sanity http://craftsanity.com/