Showing posts with label pink stripes. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pink stripes. Show all posts

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tips for Sewing Oilcloth / Laminated Cotton

Here are some easy to follow Tips on How to sew Oilcloth Fabric  and Laminated Cotton Fabric ~

Oilcloth/Laminated cotton  is relatively easy to sew, a teflon foot can be used in your sewing maching, making the friction less so as the fabric will glide easily.

I personally use a Silcon spray,  lightly spraying  the footer plate of the sewing machine and the shiney side of the oilcloth.  This will then allow the oilcloth to glide effortlessly between the two eliminating any friction.  You must hold the fabric steady, so as not to get too many wavy lines, but once you have practised a couple of times, its really easy.  Oilcloth can also be overlocked, using the same method. 

Thats all there is to it. It slides beautifully.
Have a practise first, you'll be amazed how easy it is.

Tablecloths dont need hemming as Oilcloth / Laminated cottons do not fray, but a nice finish is either to cut along the edges with pinking scissors (zig zags) or make a scollaped edge using half of a cup or plate.  This is very effective and will set off your tablecloth or apron bottom beautifully.  The edges can also be bound with bias binding in a contrasting colour, this is very simple and effective too.

Have fun experimenting with sewing oilcloth, you will be amazed at how easy it is, and wondered why you didnt try it out before.

We have just listed some gorgeous new oilcloth bundles, in simply stunning summer colours, with limes and pinks, poppies, blues and stripes.  

Happy sewing!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Blog Giveaway ~ Winter Sun in Oilcloth.

4 beautiful pieces of Mexican Oilcloth


I have a new blog giveaway today, this is for 4 fabulous pieces of Mexican Oilcloth, each print bright and sunny. Brighten up your sewing room during these long winter days ~ saying that its about 20 outside at present, but hey its winter.

Each piece of Oilcloth measures 55cm x 50cm and is enough to make a kiddies apron, tote bag, cover a stool top, make a mouse mat, placemats, lunch bag, bunting flags, whatever you like or just add it to your stash and take a look from time to time.

Pink Hibiscus
Blue Hibiscus
Retro Red with Dots
Tuttie Fruitti Stripe

The Mexican oilcloth is also available to buy online at my store at $25.50 per metre. They make gorgeous tablecloths, the trouble is deciding which design to have.

How to enter the Giveaway ~ NOW FINISHED

My rules are simple, if you've entered previous giveaways of mine, you will know what to do ~

Just leave a comment below letting me know how you found my blog giveaway, its that simple.

You can of course comment a couple of times if you want a better chance of winning. You don't have to follow my blog or twitter, just enjoy what you read and cross your fingers and hope you win.

The lucky winner will be selected randomly by one of my boys on Monday 22nd June and the winner posted on Wednesday 24th June

Please make sure you leave your email address or contact.

Looking forward to reading your comments.


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Oilcloth Obsessed ~ tablecloths and jugs

More on Oilcloth pvc plastic tablecloths.

I was taking some pics for the store and thought how pretty these looked, so have posted them here. Im really NOT obsessed with oilcloth, i just find it fun to work with and the colours are always fabulous. Im now stocking quite a few ranges in my on line store.

The jugs look just perfect on the pink dots. These are 2 from my jug collection which i bought over from the UK when we moved here 4 years ago, most have dots on , some are glass and some enamel and others are well just jugs i love. I was having a dust around and just looking for a new home to display them, when i thought how nice theyd look on this rose and dot oilcloth from Red Plum Linen, its so shabby chic.
My only shabby room in the house now is the laundry, where i seem to spend a lot of my time. My shabby cottage I had to leave behind in Northamptonshire.

Well im off now to make some oilcloth bunting, did I say "oilcloth" ~ I did, im making some for a party in the pistashio dots. Should look great.

Have a happy sewing weekend.