I haven't used oilcloth before.
It always struck me as being a bit tricky to work with and a bit on the expensive side to just play around with so when a friend asked me to make a tote out of oilcloth I said 'sure, no problem!'
With the addition of a non-stick sewing foot, larger stitch length and a bit of imagination, here's what I created:
And it's huge - plenty of room for whatever you should possibly want to carry in there! It has a longer than average handle so that it can be carried as a shoulder bag if need be.
And interestingly it wasn't tricky to sew at all, just a little bit of TLC needed together with a go-slowly warning and it worked like a dream.
I've taped the interior seams to give them extra strength and durability too.
I've also road-tested it and it was able to carry the entire number of cans in our cupboards (17) with ease.
So that's approximately 17 lots of 400g = very heavy!
Those seams aren't going anywhere!
I've been a little reluctant to post it here as it's missing something really important - a Sew Selena label. I'm in discussions with a graphic designer as we speak...