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with Kathy McGee
Online Class

Sewing With Oilcloth

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Take the fuss out of sewing with oilcloth, so you can create projects that last! Join instructor Kathy McGee and learn the techniques you need to create two fun and functional projects. During class, Kathy will share methods that make it simple to cut and sew pieces. She'’ll teach you about the benefits of oilcloths, and set you up for sewing success by pointing out the right needles, presser feet and tools. Then, as you make your organizers, you'’ll learn how to achieve bulk-free seams and edges. You'’ll even discover how to apply stabilizer for superbly structured projects, and confidently create and install facings and linings.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h2m

Included in this Class

1. What Is Oilcloth?

1. What Is Oilcloth?

Meet sewing instructor Kathy McGee as you embark on an oilcloth adventure! Kathy shares an introduction to the two projects you'll make in class: a market bag and a sewing bag with pockets. Next, learn about ways to work with oilcloth as you transfer your pattern pieces and sew an appliqué flower.

2. Market Bag: Preparing the Pieces

2. Market Bag: Preparing the Pieces

Start preparing the pieces for your market bag as Kathy shows you how to mark the oilcloth and cut out each of the pieces cleanly and efficiently. Next, make the bag's handles and attach them as you get accustomed to sewing with this fabric.

3. Market Bag: Adding the Details

3. Market Bag: Adding the Details

Follow along with Kathy's expert guidance as you finish the bag's upper edges and apply the appliqué that you created in Lesson 1. Kathy shows you how to glue baste your oilcloth as you start to construct the bag, and shares methods for making a darling fabric bias binding.

Recommended with this class

  • Extra firm craft stabilizer: 1/4 yard that's 20" (50.8 cm) wide