Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Teflon Pressor Foot to the Rescue!

My first three oilcloth bags! Two totes and a lunch sack.

On my long list of projects has been finding and making some items out of oilcloth. In the "old days" is was a canvas that was painted with linseed oil to give it a durable, waterproof finish. Now the products that I'm finding are more of a vinyl cloth...not the same as the tablecloth with the flannel on the back but not a linseed oil finish. Finding it locally proved to be impossible so I ordered some on-line from another etsy shop, My first attempts at sewing on this material were rather frustrating as the stitches skipped & made an awful mess! I read several suggestions about tape on the presser foot, sewing between tissue paper, between notebook paper but none did the trick. My hunt was then on for a Teflon presser foot for my little Singer and it made all the difference in the world! So what's next on the list of things to sew? Another rabbit pillow! The one shown in the previous post has already sold! Yeah!!! Time to make another....thank you Sara!

1 comment:

Ellen said...

I didn't know they made teflon presser feet. Good to know!