Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Mistakes = Oilcloth Tote Version 2.0

Do you ever have one of those days that you feel so productive, only to realize that you made an error in all the fabric you just cut out?!  Well that is what happened to me last week.  I made the oilcloth totes for my son's teachers, and then I found several yards of this faux bois oilcloth in my closet that I had originally purchased to recover the now retired highchair.  I decided to cut it up for bags, to make ahead for gifts or sell on etsy.  Only AFTER I cut up the whole 4-5 yards, did I realize this would not work with the grain of the faux bois print.  Now rather than upright grocery shopping type bags, I have more of a horizontal beach bag style with the same fabric pieces.

This one with the red apple print is my fav, it suggests a teacher gift in a subtle way.

And the animal print oilcloth that I purchased for the lining at my local shop also had a directional issue so I was able to pair it with my faux bois perfectly. 

You are probably tired of seeing oilcloth here...well I kinda am too, so this is the last for awhile - I promise!


Isisjem said...

They look great to me.Is oil cloth hard to sew?

Quiet Quilter said...

Isn't it amazing how you can start out with one good idea and because of circumstances, you still end up with a winner!

Joanne Lendaro said...

Love them!! Never tire of cool projects pictures!!