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« on: June 09, 2013 10:01:36 PM »

Here's another fantastic project I got from S.E.W. Everything by Diana Rupp. I haven't made anything out of there in some time, but the projects are just begging for it. This was my first time working with oilcloth, which I've discovered is about like any other fabric in that it has its pros and its cons. Anyway, without further ado...

I made this cute oilcloth cozy...



...to replace this boring, factory-made cover:



The store really only had a few oilcloth prints, but I found myself having an internal battle over whether to use this or a pattern that was white with black polka dots (I love black and white). Either one would have turned out equally as cute.
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« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2013 05:12:15 PM »

Wonderful fabric and such an improvement over the original. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2013 06:57:29 AM »

Thank you so much! I'm very pleased with how it turned out.
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« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2013 09:08:30 AM »

Beautiful fabric and you did a great job in making this cover.
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« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2013 06:49:30 AM »

Thank you! I should have taken a better photo...the white is very white even though it looks yellow-ish in the picture.
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2013 05:42:37 AM »

I am glad to see that you are sewing cute projects for yourself and your home!!

I think the fabric is really lovely---and it will be practical, too, as you can wipe oilcloth off with a damp cloth!

What would you say the biggest problem was with sewing it?  I personally do not like the "stickiness" but I purchased a telflon roller foot that seems to glide over this type of fabric and vinyl!
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2013 08:55:12 AM »

Nice! I love the fabric you chose. You've inspired me to make one.
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2013 09:06:56 AM »

Oh yes! So much better than the boring old white cover Smiley. It really turned out great. I know that oil cloth is a pain in the buns to work with but you seem to have mastered it. It gorgeous cloth too - I really like the pattern.
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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2013 09:44:47 AM »

What a great idea. I like the pattern you went with. The blue is lovely.
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2013 12:42:32 PM »

Very nice! I've never sewn on oilcloth and would be interested in hearing about how it's different to sew on from regular fabric.
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« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2013 01:38:34 PM »

I am glad to see that you are sewing cute projects for yourself and your home!!

I think the fabric is really lovely---and it will be practical, too, as you can wipe oilcloth off with a damp cloth!

What would you say the biggest problem was with sewing it?  I personally do not like the "stickiness" but I purchased a telflon roller foot that seems to glide over this type of fabric and vinyl!

Very nice! I've never sewn on oilcloth and would be interested in hearing about how it's different to sew on from regular fabric.

Yep, oilcloth is definitely practical in case dust/animal fur/etc. gets on it.

What makes oilcloth so different is that it's both slick and "sticky." If you try to use a metal presser foot, it will grip the cloth, and your stitches will be wonky and/or you'll get a whole bunch of stitches in one spot. For this reason, you're supposed to use a Teflon foot, which helps you sew "sticky" fabrics such as vinyl and oilcloth. Alternatively, you can put matte Scotch tape on the bottom of the foot. You have to cut it just so, though, so you don't hinder the thread and needle. The good thing is that most of the time, you're sewing on the wrong side of the fabric.

What made it so difficult was really my fault: I had misunderstood the dimensions (I don't know if I mixed up finished vs. pattern or what, tbh), so the first rendition of the final product was way too big. I had to take it in over an inch I think to make it fit snugly (looks better plus blocks out particulate better), which is quite difficult on a finished rectangular prism (minus the bottom of course), especially when it wants to stick to itself. But you can't even tell from the outside!

Making the handle hole was a bit of a challenge. The pattern called for you to cut the hole and sew bias tape on the edges, but I didn't have any bias tape in blue or white. Being very anxious to finish, I cut diagonal slits at each corner of the hole and "hemmed" it inward. The bottom of the cozy was also supposed to be finished in bias tape, but I just hemmed that as well. I'm definitely pleased with how all that turned out.

I can honestly say that I learn something new with each sewing project. Love it!
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