I've mentioned here before that I love oilcloth. It's retro look and feet yet practical use makes in an invaluable fabric for any crafter or sewer alike. But have you ever wondered how to make oilcloth? Well, I have. And I'm going to share it with you. Why? Because our choices of fabric styles are limited with retail oilcloth, and now you can go out and either design your own oilcloth fabric, or purchase fabric and turn it into oilcloth yourself. And that makes your oilcloth possibilities limitless!
-Wooden stretcher frame
-Linseed Oil and paintbrush
-Oil paint or oil dyes if you want to create your own design
2. Create a design by tie dyeing, stamping or painting with oil dyes or paints
3. With long brush strokes, cover entire piece of fabric on the good side, let dry, repeat
4. Add design between coats of linseed oil and keep coating and letting it dry
5. Once it's good and coated, remove from frame, trim edges and use as desired
If you want to make an entirely water resisitant piece, make the item and dip it completely in linseed oil, let dry and repeat.