7 Sources for Oilcloth Fabric

Oilcloth is one of my favorite spring fabrics, not only because of the bright and cheery prints and colors, but also because it lends itself so well to lots of springy items, like outdoor tablecloths, gardening aprons and rain-resistant totes. In the Sew News April/May issue, check out “Rags to Riches” to make a handy oilcloth rag (or plastic bag) dispenser that’s great for spring cleaning:

oilcloth 236x300 7 Sources for Oilcloth Fabric

Oilcloth can be a bit tricky to find, however, so here are seven online sources that carry a variety of oilcloth prints and colors:

  1. Denver Fabrics
  2. Fabric.com
  3. Mendel’s
  4. Oilcloth Addict
  5. Oilcloth Alley
  6. Oilcloth by the Yard
  7. Warm Biscuit

What oilcloth projects have you made? Do you have any handy tips for sewing with oilcloth?

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3 Responses to 7 Sources for Oilcloth Fabric

  1. S Thompson says:

    To be honest, I have never made anything with oilcloth…..have never seen it at my stores. I am open to learning it’s uses & working with it!

  2. Beth says:

    Hi S.! Oilcloth is really easy to sew with! It’s very stable and the edges don’t ravel. I’d suggest using paperclips or clamps to hold the fabric layers together, since pins leave permanent holes. It’s also helpful to use a roller or PTFE foot. If you don’t have one, you can also put tape on the bottom of a standard presser foot to keep it from sticking.

  3. Company Site says:

    Awesome blog! Thanks, we want more! Added to my list of favs as well.

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