Sewing with Oilcloth Book Giveaway

Sewing with Oilcloth book stack

Kelly McCants (a.k.a. Modern June and Oilcloth Addict on Etsy) has just released her first book, Sewing with Oilcloth.

The book is published by Wiley and incorporates sewing projects with oilcloth, laminated cottons and chalk cloth, a fabric you can actually write on like a chalk board. Fun!

Remember this free pattern we shared last week? This Chalk Cloth Table Runner is from Sewing with Oilcloth!

Here’s a video showing a sneak peek of many projects in the book and the materials used.


Online Quilting Class


One Craft Buds reader will win a copy of this gorgeous book, plus a sampling of oilcloth from Kelly’s shop. To enter, just leave a comment on this post telling me about something you’ve sewn with oilcloth or what you like about it. One winner will be announced on Monday, September 19. Update: The giveaway is now closed. Congrats to commenter #20, Valerie!

Thanks Kelly! For more peeks at this book, check out some previous stops on the blog tour:

Thursday, September 1: MADE
Friday, September 2: Craft
Monday, September 5: True Up and Craft Gossip
Tuesday, September 6: Oilcloth International
Wednesday, September 7: Average Jane Craft
Thursday, September 8: Prudent Baby
Friday, September 9: Craft Sanity
Monday, September 12: Crafty Pod
Tuesday, September 13: Sew Mama, Sew
Wednesday, September 14: Apron Memories
Thursday, September 15:  Here!

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  107 comments for “Sewing with Oilcloth Book Giveaway

  1. Stephanie
    September 15, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Love my oilcloth table cloth! I have an odd-sized table and it’s not always easy to find tablecloths that fit and are cute – let alone made from oilcloth – so I need to sew some!

  2. September 15, 2011 at 8:47 am

    I made a tote bag with oil cloth. It worked great! It’s old and I need a new one. Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. Lorri
    September 15, 2011 at 8:56 am

    I don’t think I have ever used oilcloth. Would love to try it.

  4. September 15, 2011 at 9:11 am

    I haven`t use oilcloth, but would like to sew a small wallet.

  5. Julie
    September 15, 2011 at 9:13 am

    I need some inspiration and this book looks like it would inspire a ton of sewing ideas!

  6. September 15, 2011 at 9:31 am

    I have sewn makeup pouches with oilcloth, but would love to sew up a purse with some. This book looks so much fun!

  7. September 15, 2011 at 9:37 am

    I love oil cloth and have plans to make a purse:)

  8. Paskiaq
    September 15, 2011 at 9:39 am

    I love that oil cloth is easily wipable…very handy with my little guy who enjoys making a huge mess when he eats :)

  9. Lisa Mather
    September 15, 2011 at 9:43 am

    I’ve never worked with oilcloth, but I like hearing how easy it is to wipe down. I have six kids and this would make cleaning a table cloth/runner much easier to clean!

  10. September 15, 2011 at 9:45 am

    I’ve made a diaper bag out of it, which turned out to be quite a challege!

  11. Robin Huggett
    September 15, 2011 at 9:50 am

    I have not sewn with oilcloth , but I would love to try an apron or a totebag.

  12. September 15, 2011 at 9:54 am

    I’ve made a beach bag with oilcloth…love it! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  13. September 15, 2011 at 9:58 am

    I have not had a chance to make anything with oilcloth yet, but I have a list going in my craft journal and on Pintrest of projects I want to try. This book would be a great place for me to start!
    -Leigh Anne

  14. September 15, 2011 at 9:58 am

    I’d love to win this book. I have never sewn with oilcloth. I don’t even know if my fabric store sells it but I would love to make some bibs for my baby. She is only 4 months but I want to be ready for the spaghetti stage :-)

  15. Annie K
    September 15, 2011 at 10:00 am

    I’ve never been brave enough to try and sew with oilcloth…a book would help a LOT! I’d love to try a little raincoat for my grandbaby. :)

  16. Tammy
    September 15, 2011 at 10:07 am

    I’ve made bibs from oilcloth, that is all. I do want to learn to make more so I pre-ordered this book from Borders and was patiently waiting but then they sadly went out of business so I never got my book. I would love a copy!

  17. September 15, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Would love to try it! It seems so much more utilitarian for kitchen and baby bibs.

  18. Indianna
    September 15, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Cath Kidston have a lovely oilcloth selection – but an outdoor table cloth is all I have made… far………

  19. September 15, 2011 at 10:28 am

    My most recent use of oilcloth/laminate was an art portfolio I made for my daughter’s birthday. The laminate was perfect to keep those wet paintbrushes from soiling her tote! :)

    Thanks for the chance at this! I love sewing with laminates!

  20. Allison C
    September 15, 2011 at 10:37 am

    I just purchased some oilcloth and love it! I would like to get more information on how to work with it though and I think this book would be a great resource.

  21. September 15, 2011 at 10:44 am

    I’ve never sewn with oilcloth yet, but I’m looking forward to! I love that it can just be wiped down after messy eaters have finished their meals

  22. Gill
    September 15, 2011 at 10:48 am

    This looks such a great book!
    I’d love to make an oilcloth tote bag!

  23. amorette
    September 15, 2011 at 11:00 am

    i have never used oilcloth, but this book looks like an excellent intro. i think the wipeable-ness of it would be perfect to use for heavy use kids stuff, esp a play apron.

  24. September 15, 2011 at 11:11 am

    I haven’t used oilcloth yet, but it would be perfect for the pouches my husband wants me to make him for his upcoming deployment to Afghanistan (still have a year, fortunately, but he’s got a lot of custom-made projects for me to finish by then) and I would love to really know the tricks of working with oilcloth.

  25. Katharine
    September 15, 2011 at 11:18 am

    I think there is a new diaper bag in my future!

  26. Liz
    September 15, 2011 at 11:48 am

    I haven’t made anything, but I think it would be great for a make up bag or pool bag!

  27. September 15, 2011 at 11:49 am

    I absolutely love oilcloth….I think it stems from using it in elementary school on our desks for art class back in the 50’s! I need a new tablecloth and would love to get some ideas from this book.

  28. September 15, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    I’ve never used it, but I want to make a lunch bag!

  29. September 15, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    I would love to learn how to make the bib. I have a 5 month boy that is learning how to eat and I could really use a baby that can take on his messes.

  30. Tanya
    September 15, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    I’ve been admiring this book. I made a lunchbag out of oilcloth a year or so ago. I’d love to try making a purse!

  31. Tamie
    September 15, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    I’ve never sewn with oilcloth and I’m sure that there are pointers in the book as well as suggestions. I’m game. Thanks for participating in the tour.

  32. September 15, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    I have some beautiful hydrangea-print oilcloth that I bought in Italy. I’d love to have ideas for something to make with it that isn’t a tablecloth! Laura

  33. September 15, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Fascinating- I’ve never sewn with oilcloth before, but it sounds like a lot of fun.

  34. Regina
    September 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    It was pretty tricky learning how to sew with oilcloth, but after some practice and some patience I love sewing with it. I’ve make some neat reusable lunch bags, little rain jackets and now I’m working on some changing pads to go along with diaper bags I’ve been making. I’d love to have that book, it would be a nice addition to my sewing library!! Have a nice weekend all! :)

  35. September 15, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    I’ve never made anything with oilcloth. I’d love to win the book. :)

  36. September 15, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    I made a door stop and the base for my children’s play canopy is made out of oilcloth, I sewed a cover for it, it was fairly tricky but works a treat.
    Thanks for the giveaway

  37. Krista
    September 15, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    I have never used oilcloth and although I sure don’t need any more new projects, this looks extremely interesting.
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  38. September 15, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    I haven’t had a chance to sew with oilcloth yet, but I bet it would make a great beach bag!

  39. September 15, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    I’ve never used it . Would love to try it .Tablecloth for a picnic.

  40. Jess
    September 15, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    I haven’t used oilcloth yet but I would really like to. I’d definitely like to make a tote among other projects.

  41. Laurie
    September 15, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    I have a large piece of oilcloth I bought to make lunch sacks with, but I am afraid to cut it without more knowledge! Glad to see that a book is available to help!

  42. Pam
    September 15, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    I haven’t used oil cloth yet. I would love to try it for a tote or table topper.\

  43. September 15, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    I’ve never tried oilcloth but would love to. What a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance to win!

  44. Anita
    September 15, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    I haven’t sewn anything, yet, with oil cloth but I do have the foot for my machine to sew with oil cloth.

  45. September 15, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    I haven’t yet found the courage to work with oilcloth…it seems a bit…intimidating. But some of the projects floating around out there are so darling, that sooner or later I’m going to have to jump the fence on this one!

  46. Marcia K
    September 15, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Oilcloth is a new concept for me.. but gosh it looks fantastic!

  47. September 15, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I made some adult clothing protectors. Thanks for the giveaway!

  48. September 15, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I have not made anything with it out of sheer fear. I love that it can be wiped off. I would love to have the book so that I can overcome my fears.

  49. MarciaW
    September 15, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    My mother grew up with oil cloth tablecloths, and my sister uses them. I like the ease with which they clean up while protecting the table. My mother wants one for our dining table, so would love to learn more about using oil cloth. Thanks for that chance.

  50. MaggieB
    September 15, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Love my mom’s old oil tablecloth and can’t wait to try out all these great patterns!

  51. Cat
    September 15, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    I made these little collapsible dog dishes for my husband and brother. Perfect to stick in your backpack for hiking or whatever.

  52. Valerie
    September 15, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    I’ve never done it, but I am interested in trying it for Christmas gifts! :)

  53. September 15, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Oh, I haven’t thought about oil cloth for years. I remember we had to get a piece for school art class when I was a kid. I can immediately see a lot of great ideas. Thanks for re-reminding me of something I had forgotten about.

  54. September 15, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    I would love to sew with oilcloth. I havn’t tried it yet, but it would be great to make lunch bags from it!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!!

  55. September 15, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Sewing with oil cloth is something I have not done…which would explain why I’m not even sure what oil cloth is, but I would definitly be willing to try it sometime!

  56. SewLindaAnn
    September 15, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    I have not made anything with oilcloth, I do have some chalk cloth at home I haven’t used yet. I’m kind of nervous since you make holes in it. I really want to browse around the different oilcloth patterns, I’m hoping not to get hooked on yet another thing!

  57. September 15, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    I have never worked with olicloth before but would love to try. It sounds like a lot of fun and like it could bring out the artsy person out of any sewist out there.

  58. Elizabeth McDonald
    September 15, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    I have not yet sewn with oilcloth, but I love the stuff! I have actually eaten at restaurants solely because they used different retro oilcloth tablecloths at each table! Now I want to make my own — and also tote bags, and aprons too!

  59. Lee
    September 15, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    i have made a beach tote bag and loved it. The book looks so lovely! thanks for the review and giveaway.

  60. Debra l
    September 15, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I have some oilcloth but haven’t cut into it yet!

  61. September 15, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    I haven’t sewn with oilcloth yet, but I am seriously wanting to make a rainslicker with laminated cotton.

  62. Amanda M
    September 15, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    I’ve never sewn oilcloth but would love to give it a try. Several of my shopping bags are needing to be replaced and I’m thinking making new ones out of oilcloth could be fun.

  63. Tiffany lagrange
    September 15, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    I’ve never made anything in oilcloth, but I’d love to refinish the seat covers of my dining room chairs in oilcloth! It’s so easy to clean!

  64. Bethany
    September 16, 2011 at 12:40 am

    I find chalkboard fabric fascinating.

  65. September 16, 2011 at 12:58 am

    One of my favorite oilcloth projects is a bunting that I made for my niece. I love oilcloth, and can’t wait to see this book in person!

  66. Jenelle
    September 16, 2011 at 2:26 am

    I have never sewn with oilcloth, but I would really like to give it a try. So many of the great fabric designers are including oilcloth options in their collections. I’d like to make a cosmetic bag or perhaps a swim tote.

  67. September 16, 2011 at 7:12 am

    I used oilcloth as the liner for a lunch bag. I did find it a bit tricky to sew properly. Maybe this book will give me some good hints!! Thanks for the chance.

  68. Emily
    September 16, 2011 at 7:50 am

    I’d love to make a beach tote and some kid’s art aprons. I’ve just always been to scared!

  69. September 16, 2011 at 8:29 am

    I have never sewn with oilcloth!

  70. September 16, 2011 at 8:50 am

    I love sewing with oilcloth! I’ve made 2 bags and would love to make other things too. This book would be great for some new ideas! Just remember: always iron oilcloth from the back side! Otherwise your iron won’t be happy with you!!

  71. kailynn cooper
    September 16, 2011 at 9:02 am

    I’ve made some makeup bags and a beach tote! Love that stuff!

  72. September 16, 2011 at 9:13 am

    I’ve never worked with these types of fabric, but I love that chalk cloth “Happy Birthday” banner in the video!

  73. Julie
    September 16, 2011 at 9:28 am

    I’ve never used oilcloth but would love to try it!

  74. Gina Lovejoy
    September 16, 2011 at 9:44 am

    I own an in home child care and diaper changing has improved with my oilcloth towel backed pad. washable, pretty I love it. I used the same idea to make a pad for dish drain.

  75. lisa
    September 16, 2011 at 10:30 am

    wow, this is super cool. I would love to sew with oil cloth! Especially making a tablecloth that would be super kid-friendly!

  76. Heather dela Cruz
    September 16, 2011 at 10:55 am

    I’ve never sewed with oil cloth, but I’d love to try it! I’d probably make some simple placemats or some totes for groceries!

  77. September 16, 2011 at 11:18 am

    I’ve sewn a couple of little zippered pouches and a bib with oilcloth. I have a special teflon foot for my machine and it goes along really well. I don’t know why I haven’t sewn anything else. The results are usually so cool! Thanks for the giveaway!

  78. September 16, 2011 at 11:37 am

    I havent yet but have some PUL just waiting for me to make some snack bags!

  79. September 16, 2011 at 11:39 am

    I made little travel bags fro all my nieces when we all traveled together to Italy 2 summers ago. They were made from the same oilcloth, but each done slightly differently! They were a big hit. Thanks for the give away.

  80. Alison
    September 16, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    I have made nothing with oilcloth yet. This book would be my inspiration, I’m sure. I recently bought some oilcloth, wondering what all the hubbub was about. Blue gingham print.
    aliben7 (at) gmail (dot) com

  81. September 16, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    I can honestly say I never finished a quilt of oil cloth, although I used it in a few swap blocks someone sent. I have some in my statsh waiting for a project or 12.

  82. Henria O.
    September 16, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I’ve never sewn with Oilcloth but I’m looking forward to my first project. This book really gives Oilcloth a whole new reputation as an exciting medium!

  83. September 16, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    So far I’ve only made an oilcloth lunchbox and I love it. I’ve been meaning to try new projects and this book looks like just the inspiration I need.

  84. Michelle Frost
    September 16, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    I love oilcloth because it reminds me of summers with my Grandma and the “sit-upons” we made in Girl Scouts when I was little. Those were the best summers – peeling potatoes and shelling peas at Grandma’s picnic table covered with oilcloth and then taking the sit-upon that I made all by myself to Girl Scout campouts and making smores and telling ghost stories by the campfire. Always makes me smile :)

  85. Kim McM
    September 16, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    I have never sewn with oilcloth, but I would like to try it. My grandma had oilcloth table cloths and they were so easy to keep clean. Thanks for the giveaway!

  86. September 16, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    I made a sandwaich bag with oilcloth before I realized it wasn’t all that good for ya. But I’ve always wanted to make coasters out of it! Thanks for the giveaway.

  87. September 16, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    I have never had a chance to try oilcloth. I have read a bit about it. That chalk cloth project is GREAT! Just perfect for my grand daughter!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  88. Jen
    September 16, 2011 at 5:46 pm

    I have never worked with oilcloth but would love to make tablecloths. I am always so scared of spilling something on my quilts!

  89. September 16, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    I’ve never sewn with oilcloth. I’d love to make some sandwich bags and snack bags with it, though!

  90. September 17, 2011 at 1:18 am

    I’ve never tried oilcloth but I’d love too!

  91. Viv
    September 17, 2011 at 3:44 am

    I have not sewn with oilcloth before but would love to try. The forst thing I’d like to make is a picnic cloth and bag to carry it in….this summer we could have really used one.

  92. September 17, 2011 at 4:08 am

    The book is so pretty.

  93. September 17, 2011 at 9:21 am

    I’ve used oilcloth to sew the linings of 2 lunchboxes I’ve made for my daughter. It’s easier than I thought it would be, but I’d love to try some new projects with it.

  94. jil
    September 17, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Thanks for the insights into using such a versatile fabric. I’d love to use it more.

  95. Hueisei
    September 17, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Thanks for the chance to win. Oil cloth is perfect for making market tote :)

  96. Jqluo
    September 17, 2011 at 11:20 am

    So exciting!! Perhaps an apron or a tote bag.

  97. September 17, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    I have not used it before but love the idea of how cleanup would be so easy. I have used iron on vinyl when making snack bags and such, but it would be nice for it to already be done for me and it never gives the look like it has become separated from the fabric.

  98. Ann
    September 17, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I have a table cloth but would like to do some sewing with the stuff so this would be good inspiration.

  99. Lindsay
    September 17, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    I’ve never sewn with oilcloth, but I’d love to try it out. My daughter could use some new bibs!

  100. Diana
    September 17, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Wow oil cloth is the one that I have never sewn with before. I would love to try a project with it. I have sewn almost anything that you can think of from diapers to curtains! Not sure why I have never tried the oil cloth! Thanks for the giveaway.

  101. byrney
    September 17, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Never sewn with it before but love the baskets…would live to try them…

  102. R Carter
    September 17, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Never sewn with oilcloth but I’d be excited to try so many of these projects! I may start with the snack bag hehe 😀

  103. Jodi Guerrero
    September 18, 2011 at 1:01 am

    Actually I have never sewn with oilcloth. I’d love to give it a try. I’m seeing lots of items being made, tablecloths, bags, bibs etc. All I could use. ( bib is for new grandson)

    Thank you for the giveaway and a chance to win.


  104. Colleen
    September 18, 2011 at 3:14 pm

    I haven’t used oilcloth yet, but I’d like to make myself a new makeup bag. Thanks for the giveaway!

  105. September 18, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    I’ve never made anything with it but want to!! Thanks for the opportunity. Would love to win this.

  106. September 19, 2011 at 12:31 am

    I’d love to make a nappy change mat for a friend who is expecting their first child… maybe.. or a groovy pencil case for me !!!

  107. margaret frisch
    September 27, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    I have 2 bags I made of oilcloth. They are the PERFECT ones for living in Seattle! I’d love to learn more and gain some inspiration with this book. Even if I don’t win, I’ll probably buy it. Thanks!

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