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« on: April 05, 2008 09:30:13 PM »

So, I have always had an obsession with oilcloth, and I finally found a use for this black print that I've been holding onto for a while. I found the pattern for this purse at http://vintagericrac.blogspot.com/2008/01/1-hour-bag-tutorial.html, but I altered a few things to make it my own.
When I first started working on it, I had no idea what I should use for a lining. I found this cute flannel print in my stash and thought I'd give it a shot. I was actually shocked with how much I love the combination.

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an inside shot of the lining...

my zippered pocket...

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« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2008 09:42:34 PM »

I love this!!! they sell oil cloth at my craft store and i wanted to make an apron out of it (im a hair stylist) but i was aftraid my sewing machine couldnt handle it... did you have any problems?




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« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2008 09:44:18 PM »

pretty I hsve that fabric you used for the lining.


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« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2008 09:51:54 PM »

thanks for the nice comments... Smiley

BrookOwens - I did have a problem sewing the oilcloth (and vinyl, for that matter) with my normal machine foot, so I bought a teflon foot for like $20 at my local JoAnns. It's like night and day. Totally worth every penny, especially if you plan on working with those types of textiles often. Hope that helps!

« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2008 03:12:07 AM »

What type of needle do you use with your oilcloth?

That is such a cute bag!!
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2008 04:41:51 AM »

ts pretty dern kute Cheesy

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« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2008 05:46:28 AM »

  hello there i just love your bag and thanks for the heads up about changing the foot on my sewing machine i have been asked to make bunting out of oilcloth for a friend for her kitchen and it has been giving me a real headache so now i might be able to get it looking better  Cool

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« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2008 06:57:30 AM »

First, that's awesome!  We have a store in town that sells oilcloth.  I may have to go grab a few yards now!  What kind of thread did you use?  Regular?  Upholstery?  Nylon?

I love this!!! they sell oil cloth at my craft store and i wanted to make an apron out of it (im a hair stylist) but i was aftraid my sewing machine couldnt handle it... did you have any problems?

Brook, I'm sewing a bag now out of sparkle vinyl, which is another challenge.  I was given the hint that putting a strip of Solvy (water soluble stabilizer) on each side of the seam when you're sewing shiny side out will keep the fabric moving through the machine.  So far it's working quite well.  Then you just pull it off and rinse your vinyl in water to get rid of any last bits of Solvy sticking around. 

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« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2008 08:36:52 AM »

Very cute purse!  I love the shape and the colors but especially the buttons on the bottom of the shoulder straps!  I'm not brave enough (sewing newbie) to try sewing oilcloth or vinyl just yet but maybe someday.

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« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2008 12:31:34 PM »

For an even cheaper option you can use tissue paper! I used this with vinyl once and it was a dream...now I am just wishing my smart self would have thought to run water over it to get all the remnants of paper off when I was done.

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