Sewing with Mexican Oilcloth and making a Toiletries Case ✄


Pattern Design: A toiletries case made from Mexican Oilcloth, absolutely perfect for a Christmas gift!

Merchandise available with class booking:

  1. Orange tropical birds, yellow zip & yellow thread
  2. Grey with pink cherry blossoms, white zip & white thread
  3. Black with gold polka dots, black zip & black thread

A note on Supplies: If purchasing your own laminated textiles or Mexican Oilcloth check in the store if it can be sewn on a domestic sewing machine. You don't want to go too heavy in weight.

Workshop skill levels explained – click here.

Thread Den VIP Member's Pricing

Grab yourself a Thread Den membership and take advantage of the discount - click here to read more.

Bookings and Cancellations Policy – Click Here

+ More
Class Schedule

Two hours in duration

What you will learn
  • How to work with Mexican Oilcloth
  • The various types of zips and how they can be inserted
  • How to box out corners
What you will get
  • A toiletries case made by you!
  • Instructions to make more
  • Details of the pattern

What to bring
  • 40cm x 60cm piece of Mexican Oilcloth
  • 35cm chunky closed end zip
  • 100m matching sewing machine thread
What to wear


Appropriate for

✄ Students who have completed Sewing Basics weeks 1 & 2, or those that can thread up and use the basics of a sewing machine


Thread Den

Vendor sincce 2013

Have you played with the idea of learning to sew? Do you day dream about making your own clothes? 

At Thread Den it's just like a friend (a super nice clever one) teaching you and a few friends to sew. There is no need to clear off a space and find somewhere to work at home. When you come in; take advantage of having all the equipment on hand, lovely big cutting tables, smooth running Janomes with plenty of feet accessories, inspiring resources, and friendly people to chat to. Everything is right here. Students simply need to bring along their fabric, matching thread and notions like buttons, zips, etc.  Your teachers have years of experience, their own labels and businesses, and the desire to share their skills and craftsmanship with you.

Thread Den is located at Level 1, 329 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Start at the very beginning, take your skills to the next level, or find your own unique style.

Bookings and Cancellations Policy Link - http://www.threadden.com/_pages/bookings_cancellations.html

Want to receive our lovely emails? You should join our mailing list. There is an easy sign up box on the homepage of our website.

+ More

Cancelation & Refund Policy

On occasion, Thread Den is forced to cancel a class due to low booking numbers. We really don't like to do this as we love to teach people to sew, knit and crochet, but if we don't cover our costs we can't run the class. In instances where Thread Den must cancel a class, enrolled participants will be notified 24 hours or more prior to the scheduled class and will receive a credit for a replacement class or a refund as required.

There are no refunds due to change of mind.

+ More
Terms & Conditions

Cancellations of Bookings Policy

  • If you provide notice seven or more days prior to the start of your course, you will need to pay an administration fee of $10.
  • Cancellations or changes made with less than seven days notice before the start of a course, will forfeit 50% of the paid class fee.
  • Cancellations or changes made less than 48 hours prior to class commencement will forfeit the full course fee paid.

If you miss the second or subsequent sessions of course, you cannot be reimbursed for that session. You are encouraged to come in and use the Sewing Lounge during hours so you hopefully still finish your project.

Transfers of your course or workshop booking to a friend or family are fine.

Payment Policy:

Classes at Thread Den frequently become fully booked, so we require full payment to be made at the time of booking to secure your place. 

Payment can be made conveniently online with credit card, or at the store in cash, EFT or credit card or even via credit card over the phone.

Unfortunately, we can't tentatively hold or pencil in places without payment.

Thank you for reading all the details.

+ More

1 Review
5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

24 December 2015 • Sewing with Mexican Oilcloth and making a Toiletries...

This class was so good! Recommend it to anyone with basic sewing skills. The best part is that you leave on the day with a fully finished piece and the ability to knock up one of these beauties any time you realise you're a present short!