OMG! It's been nearly a MONTH since my last post. I've been such a BAD, BAD blogger. When I get wrapped up in grosgrain stuff this blog tends to go hungry. Since I announced that I was accepting sponsors at Grosgrain I've had a post nearly everday and that tends to take up all the computer time I'm alloted. BUT, I saw this recently on Party Perfect and wanted to share because I'm crafty and get excited when I see possibilities....
It's a tutorial on how to make a scalloped oilcloth tablecloth. View the instructions here at Twig & Thistle. The instructions call for you to sew a zig zag stitch around the edges of the scallops to keep them from curling. But I might suggest hot gluing popsicle sticks to the back of each scallop because I didn't like the way the stitching looked in the end....no offense. I think the end product was amazing!
I have always found a very limited selection of oil cloth at my local fabric stores but I found this online site: Mendel's Far Out Fabrics. They have a good selection of retro oil cloths.
Oil cloths are strange. For a while they were not in style but they've been making a comeback (as all things retro do). They have a fantastic wiping quality. Sometimes I want to cover all my furniture in it. The new patterns I've been noticing make these fabrics a MUST HAVE! Great for homemade beach bags or farmer's market bags.
I should start a store that sells only oilcloth products! Yeah, that would be AWESOME! Well, at least somebody should.
Thursday, March 19
Posted by Kathleen Frances at 12:32 PM