Sunday, September 11, 2011

Book Review: Sewing with Oilcloth

LinkSewing with Oilcloth by Kelly McCants

Sewing with Oilcloth is a book filled with 20 projects to make with, you guessed it, oilcloth! The table of Contents includes: Tools Tips and Trims, For the House, For You, For Kids, and Pattern Pieces. The patterns are fresh, contemporary and vibrant. What I like about this book is that every project is practical. The book also appears to be well researched. For example, Kelly shares about what oilcloth can not be used for (coming in contact with food because it contains phthalates). It's the details like this that I really appreciate.

For those not familiar with Kelly McCants, she is the author of the blogs Oilcloth Addict and Modern June. She also has an Etsy store also called Modern June.

If there's one thing on my wish list to make, it's these little sandwich bags. I should also point out that these are made with laminated cotton instead of oilcloth.

Sandwich Wrapper


Messenger Bag
Don't you love the faux bois oilcloth?

Want to get a better feel for the projects in this book? Here are two free patterns to check out:

3 comments:

Michelle L. said...

It all looks super fun! Thanks for the free linkies!

Christy said...

Oilcloth is definitely the prettiest, most hardworking fabric there is.

Will look out for that book. It looks great!

ricebabies said...

I have seen that book, but haven't flipped through it. I LOVE the faux wood, I have a yard left, not oil, but cotton, and I am saving it for just the right project.