21 Fun Things to Make with Oilcloth or Laminated Cotton

21 Fun Things to Make with Oilcloth or Laminated Cotton

Dabney Frake
Jul 1, 2015
(Image credit: At Home with Modern June)

Oilcloth is such a great material. It's colorful, comes in fun patterns and, most importantly, is waterproof. Which makes it perfect for all sorts of summer projects. Some require sewing, but most are easy and do-able and won't take away from your beach time.

Above, an oilcloth upholstered porch swing from the book At Home With Modern June, as seen on Whip Stitch.

  1. A padded spot for kneeling in the garden, with instructions from Spoonflower.
  2. A no-sew picnic blanket from A Subtle Revelry.
  3. A huge placemat that covers the entire table, like this one made by Wren Handmade.
  4. Easy and colorful bunting that you can cut out and sew onto ribbon. A super festive project from Strawberries & Milk.
  5. Above, oilcloth covered side tables and trays from Martha Stewart.
  1. These elasticized bowl covers from My Studio Bellingham are such a great idea.
  2. Heather Cameron made some nice chairs cute with a bright lime green pattern.
  3. Greats gift idea and a great project from A Beautiful Mess.
  4. A simple table recover by The Farm Chicks.
  5. If you have kids, this seems like such a no-brainer. From Sew Can Do.
  1. This project from Tumbling Blocks is an oldie but a goodie.
  2. We featured this how-to tutorial on making an oilcloth storage cube.
  3. How about some outdoor pillows, like these from A Quilter's Table?
  4. A bathroom, or any wet environment, is a perfect place for a recovered footstool.
  5. A laminated cotton shower curtain, like the one made by Life Made Lovely, is so easy to clean.
  1. Nalle's House created this hanging banner using waterproof Marimekko laminated cotton. She says the project is super easy and took her no time at all.
  2. Another Apartment Therapy project —grill cover!
  3. Purl Bee shared this handy grocery store tote.
  4. This tool organizer for buckets is so smart and from Better Homes & Gardens.
  5. If you speak Swedish (or can get Google Translate to work for you) then check out these bike seat covers from The Crafty Swedes.

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