Learn to sew with oilcloth


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Learn to sew with oilcloth

Oilcloth can be a really tricky fabric to work with. This 3 hour learn to sew with oilcloth class will teach you the essential skills of sewing with oilcloth and you will make 2 fantastic zipped pouches to take home.

You will learn lots of useful sewing skills including cutting out of fabric accurately, top tips for how to sew with oilcloth and changing feet on the machine. This class includes inserting a zip so you will also learn how to use the zipper foot and how to insert a zip into oilcloth.

You will learn:

  • Cutting out of fabric accurately
  • Top tips for how to sew with oilcloth
  • Changing feet on the machine and use of the zipper foot
  • How to insert a zip into oilcloth
  • Top stitching
  • Sewing gusset corners if sewing the ‘boxy’ pouches

You will make 2 pouches to take home.

  • Your first pouch will be a standard zipped pouch for coins or pencils etc (floral design on the picture)
  • Then for your second pouch you can do another standard pouch or choose between 2 other design options –  either the standard boxed pouch (pale pink and white spots in picture) or taller pouch with boxed corners at the bottom only (grey and white diamonds on the picture)

Equipment and Materials:

  • Janome sewing machines and selection of sewing tools provided to use – including rotary cutters and self healing mats
  • All materials included including a small selection of several oilcloths and zips
  • Photographic handout of the skills learnt in the workshop will be emailed after the workshop
  • Tea & Coffee included


You are welcome to bring a your own oilcloth – if so get in touch and I will let you know how much you will need.

Cost £45

Lorna says:

“Oilcloth can be a nightmare to sew with! However, once you learn some top tips about sewing with it, you can make a whole variety of projects using it – aprons, tote bags, placemats, peg bags. It’s a great fabric to use as it can be wiped clean. Come along and gain some confidence sewing with this versatile fabric!

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Friday 26th May 2023 9.30am-12.30pm


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