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Oil Cloth Inspirations Oil Cloth Inspirations: Over 25 Fun-to-make Projects Paperback – 10 Aug 2008

3.9 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: David & Charles (10 Aug. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0715329650
  • ISBN-13: 978-0715329658
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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brilliant book for sewing fans […] trendy accessories […] plenty of tips on learning the essential oilcloth stitchung techniques […] beautiful photography --Crafts beautiful

About the Author

Sophie Bester is a renowned crafter and author of Fabulous Felt (also D&C).

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Like new..!! Very happy with book and full
Of great items. Very happy customer. 😁
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By K. Platt TOP 50 REVIEWER on 17 Nov. 2008
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Practical, pretty oilcloth is transformed into 25 stylish projects in this book. The projects are akin to Country Life type styling, ranging from jam jar covers and clogs to tablecloths and rain jackets.
Types of oilcloth and coated fabrics are discussed alongside techniques for sewing, ironing and gluing. The designs are split into three sections: The Great Outdoors, Vintage Chic and Summer Essentials. The projects are easy to do. The Toile de Jouy dishes are remarkable. The Exotic placemats would look good in green. Some of the projects embellish existing objects such as wellington boots. The floral apron and bags are my favourite makes - sensible and easy to keep clean. The ideas are very practical and the child's seat reminds me of the time I recovered my son's high chair in a striking oilcloth. I have never before seen a book on this subject, yet this is a versatile fabric, that comes in a variety of patterns from plain and striped to floral. The ideas are easy to transform with your own style.
The 126 page book is well laid out with clear instructions and photography. Five suppliers of oilcloth for the U.K. are given in the resources section.
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I bought this having just bought a job lot of off-cuts of oilcloth and thought I'd have fun making all sorts of useful things out of it. having not sewn oilcloth before, I thought I'd get this for inspiration. I liked the picture on the cover and thought there would be more of these Cath Kidston-style things inside (which I love), but I was slightly disappointed to find the cover project was probably the prettiest of the whole book. I've written the list of things below - quite a few useful bags, but also quite a few things which strike me as 'fillers' for the book like jam jar hats, toile de jouy dishes (clear plates with a circle of oilcloth stuck to the underside!?!), daffodil vase (quite pretty but frankly I couldn't be bothered), flowerpot holder and gingham storage jar (oilcloth stuck around a glass jar), customised girl's wellies...
There are lots of projects in this book and as such it's good value for money, but I would have liked to see a lot more bags such as make-up bags, pencil cases - things to actually make which serve a useful purpose rather than customising existing things.
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I confess: I bought this book but I do not know why. I do not care laminated fabrics, I don't know how to find them nor I care about it. So the fact that "it says nothing to me" is only my fault.
Objectively, it is a book full of cute designs, great diversity among them (except the tablecloths) and most of them can easily be made with standard materials.
The explanations are quite detailed and often illustrated during processing, with the project templates in the same pages of explainations.
To realize it with the plastic materials, is not a book suitable for novices, but using a normal cloth beginner with a little familiarity with the sewing machine will not encounter major difficulties.
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Lots of starting points for using oilcloth which is widely available here. I have already tried several ideas and am very pleased with the results.
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I really like this book although I will not make everything in it, there are a lot I do like.I have not attempted anything as yet but instructions are very clear and lots of pictures. tips about using oilcloth are very helpful too.
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Not as good as I expected. But still a couple of projects worth doing. I will definately make the bags. I do think that the info the author gave on the grades if oil cloth very useful.
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A lovely book well illustrated and lots of ideas and as its says ' inspiration' .
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