- 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)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 461,048 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Oil Cloth Inspirations Oil Cloth Inspirations: Over 25 Fun-to-make Projects Paperback – 10 Aug 2008
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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).
Top Customer Reviews
Of great items. Very happy customer. 😁
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.
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.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Lovely book have made a couple of things already easy to follow.Published on 11 Feb. 2015 by cheryl tappenden
A lot of the projects are completely bizarre, and there's no way I'd make them, but bought it for the bag pattern and will be making that.Published on 26 Dec. 2014 by Sarah T
I have started working with oilcloth and I love this book.... the patterns can be adapted to suit your needs... highly recommend itPublished on 16 Feb. 2014 by Mrs. R. M. Gorman
Nothing special. Thought I would have saw and learn different projects nothing really special. Somethings aren't worth making. Read morePublished on 11 Aug. 2013 by Mrs. Cm Crawford
Interesting book with good ideas.
Excellent photographs with well written instructions.
I would recommend this book to anyone even beginners.
I was hoping for more bags etc. Some of the things to make are a little bizzar but most things I will be making - they are gorgeous.Published on 24 May 2013 by Mrs. N. C. Dean