Kathy McGee

Sewing With Oilcloth: Bags & Baskets

Kathy McGee
  • In-depth Instruction; over 122 mins
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  • Bonus downloadable PDF resources
  • Access to class Q&A
Meet sewing instructor Kathy McGee as you embark on an oilcloth adventure! Kathy shares an introduction to the two projects you'll make in class: a market bag and a sewing bag with pockets. Next, learn about ways to work with oilcloth as you transfer your pattern pieces and sew an appliqué flower.
Start preparing the pieces for your market bag as Kathy shows you how to mark the oilcloth and cut out each of the pieces cleanly and efficiently. Next, make the bag's handles and attach them as you get accustomed to sewing with this fabric.
Follow along with Kathy's expert guidance as you finish the bag's upper edges and apply the appliqué that you created in Lesson 1. Kathy shows you how to glue baste your oilcloth as you start to construct the bag, and shares methods for making a darling fabric bias binding.
Apply the bias binding to the border of your bag, securing it in place as you work. Next, Kathy discusses stabilizer options that will help add structure to your bag, and shows you how to attach oilcloth to the stabilizer in the base of your bag.
Dive into your second project, a sweet sewing basket with pleated pockets, elastic bands for holding tools, cotton lining, bias binding and an adorable knotted handle. Kathy shows you how to use the provided pattern before walking you through the construction of the pockets.
Construct the sewing basket you started in Lesson 5 as Kathy shows you how to sew over thick layers of oilcloth. Next, construct the bottom corners and add stabilizer to give your basket more structure and support. Kathy shares tips along the way for inserting the stabilizer and adding weights.
Finish your sewing basket project as you create the bag's facings and cotton lining, reinforcing the lining with Kathy's recommended sewing methods before inserting it into your bag. Next, learn how to tie the handles into a knot and put the final touches on your oilcloth caddy.
 
 
7 Lessons
2  hrs 2  mins

Take the fuss out of sewing with oilcloth, so you can create projects that last! Join instructor Kathy McGee and learn the techniques you need to create two fun and functional projects. During class, Kathy will share methods that make it simple to cut and sew pieces. She’ll teach you about the benefits of oilcloths, and set you up for sewing success by pointing out the right needles, presser feet and tools. Then, as you make your organizers, you’ll learn how to achieve bulk-free seams and edges. You’ll even discover how to apply stabilizer for superbly structured projects, and confidently create and install facings and linings.

Kathy McGee

When Kathy McGee graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design, she began designing apparel and accessories for large retail companies. But it was her love of textiles, handicrafts and bicycling that drove her to start her own sewing pattern and fabric design company, Hemma Design. Now, Kathy draws her inspiration from Scandinavian design and uses that inspiration to create accessories that put the fun in functional. She is also the author of The Happy Bicycle: Make 15 Stylish Bike Accessories with Hemma Design.

Kathy McGee

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