I am a proud crafter. I love working with different fabrics and different designs. My most recent obsession is oilcloth. I have been using it to make a variety of different beach totes.
Oilcloth is great because it comes in so many funky retro colors and patterns. I love the bright yellow and oranges with flowers. It's so 1960's I can barely handle it!
Oilcloth is basically vinyl covered with a cotton mesh. It can be used for baby bibs, tablecloths, shelf lining, place mats, and pretty much anything else that can get a little dirty. It is very easy to clean with soap and warm water. Spills wipe up with ease.
It is a little difficult to work with on a sewing machine so if you are planning to do so plan on using your biggest sewing machine needle.
I love crafting with oilcloth and have even found that by simply cutting it with a pinking shear you can make an easy place mat. Try oilcloth you will love it!