Oilcloth Love {Sewing Tutorials}

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Every time I see something made out of oilcloth I want it! I don’t know what it is.  Maybe it’s the bright colors or the vintage feel it creates.  Whatever the reason, I’ve been tracking down project after project using colorful oilcloth. I can’t wait to try one for myself, but I couldn’t help but share these great tutorials with you. Wait until you see them!

More information on the pillows above can be found at Cherry Hill Cottage.  You’ll find a bunch of creative ideas for your home over there!


Cheerful oilcloth shopping bags are the way to go! And there’s an easy sewing tutorial to take you through the steps of creating one for yourself.  Since I live in Florida this orange pattern is perfect. It should be mine, right?


Skip to my Lou seems to share my love for oilcloth! Be sure to check out this tutorial for a beautiful receipt wallet or checkbook cover.  It’s an easy way to keep all those little papers organized in your purse.


Then there’s these great oilcloth lunch sacks. Don’t you just love how the colors are so vibrant?  The simple tutorial will have you sewing in minutes. I think they would make wonderful gift bags, too!

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Martha Stewart shows you how to make a no-sew oilcloth liner for a storage basket. It’s all so neat!  Does it look like that under your kitchen sink?  {just curious}


The Purl Bee created this grocery tote in a fabulous blend of oilcloth…ya gotta love it!

Have you fallen in love with oilcloth like me? There’re great tips and tricks for sewing with oilcloth in these tutorials, so make sure you read a bit before you head out to the store.

Oilcloth wipes clean and would be perfect for baby bibs, tablecloths, placemats, or colorful aprons. It can last up to 30 years people! Can you believe that?

Have you made anything with oilcloth or know about a neat project? I’d love to hear about it.

Oilcloth makes me happy! :)



  1. says

    LOVE oilcloth, but I have yet to actually work with it. I need to start researching if I can buy it in person where I live. I would love to make every single thing that you just pictured here. Thanks for sharing these ideas! Great post. :)

  2. Maureen says

    This is excellent…brings me back to Grandma’s. Can’t wait to try..hmmm.grocery bag? tote? ….ALL OF THEM!!!! Thank you!

  3. says

    Gingham on gingham, brave man! I think it works well thguoh, but I do prefer the look when you’ve got your jacket on (that’s just me thguoh). Oh and nice contrasting with the shoes, belt, glasses and folder – it all comes together really well.

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