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Sewing With Oilcloth

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Use oilcloth to sew a marvelous market bag and a sturdy sewing basket! Learn how to easily cut, stabilize and sew this vibrant, durable fabric.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials and two patterns
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Kathy McGee
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. Market Bag: Adding the Details
4. Market Bag: Finishing
5. Sewing Basket: Pockets
6. Sewing Basket: Construction
7. Sewing Basket: Finishing

Recommended with this class

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

Taught by

Kathy  McGee
Kathy McGee
When Kathy McGee graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, she began designing apparel and accessories for large retail companies. But it was her love of textiles, handicrafts and bicycling that drove her to start her own sewing pattern and fabric design company, Hemma Design. Now, Kathy draws her inspiration from Scandinavian design and uses that inspiration to create accessories that put the fun in functional. She is also the author of The Happy Bicycle: Make 15 Stylish Bike Accessories with Hemma Design.

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