One project I always keep material on hand for is oilcloth bags. I love sewing with oilcloth. The bright colors, the pliability of the fabric and it never ravels. I have learned a few tricks when I sew with it however. I always use a walking foot and I like to use painters tape for holding things in place. I also use big vinyl coated paperclips. One of my current favorites is making market bags. This pattern is the same size as a paper grocery bag and is perfect for so many things. I use it at the library, at the store and just for carrying stuff. They fold easily when I’m done with them and make a satisfying pile when I have finished making them. I think I’m going to make a bunch up and sell them. I have both laminated fabric and oilcloth. Maybe that will be my next project.
I love the oilcloth bag you gave me. It is so soft and I take it with me every time I go to the beach. I would love to learn how to make them but I need a little more practice under my belt but it is on my ever so long to do list…
Love looking at all of the things you make Patty. It inspires me..
Thanks for the kind words Peggy! I’m having lots of fun and I love to make those oilcloth bags. I’ve never see the orange again but I’ve got lots of other colors and patterns here. I look forward to seeing what else you’re making because you’re making great progress.
I’ll buy one! Also, I’d like one about half the size of a regular grocery bag to use when I am shopping downtown.
I’d love to make you one any size you want. Send me an email or give me a call.