Frequently Asked Questions
Handling and Care of vinyl fabrics
Clear is waterproof and stain resistant, but not intended to be submerged in water. For cleaning we recommend wiping with a wet cloth. Do not use bleach cleaners or put in the washing machine. Fading may occur under direct sunlight for extended periods of time since the oilcloth does not contain a UV inhibitor.
If you are going to store yardage for an extended period of time it should be rolled not folded.
Meter vs Yard and how to order
Oilcloth is sold by the yard, or portion of the yard. A yard is 3 feet or 36". If you prefer metric measurements, a yard is 91cm.
The minimum cut is 1/2 yard. To order oilcloth, please use the decimal form.
Can I wrap my food in this?
The vinyl is not certified as food safe
At this time, it is not possible for us to print custom designs or get colors or patterns that are not shown on our website.
We offer swatches as a way to help you make a decision. A swatch is a small piece of fabric that will allow you to feel the texture of the fabric and see the fabric in living color. On a fabric with lots of colors you may not see all of the colors but you will get the vibe. The swatches are about 1" x 3". We do not offer large swatches. With each swatch order you will receive a coupon code for a future order that will be valid for 30 days from your purchase date.
You can order swatches here
You can also request up to 5 swatches when you place an order
What is Clear Vinyl and why do I need it?
This is a great alternative if you want to make something waterproof, but the oilcloth patterns available won't work for you. This is flexible, clear vinyl that we sell by the yard
We stock the clear vinyl in 3 different weights. The lightest weight has a bit of stretch to it and is about the weight of piece of heavy weight copy paper. The heaviest is about the weight of the oilcloth, although it is a bit more flexible than the oilcloth.
The clear vinyl is 54" wide.
What can I do with the clear vinyl?Create your own custom oilcloth by layering the clear vinyl over a piece of fabric or paper. Great for a beach bag lining. Make a really sexy outfit!
Because this vinyl is clear, it is difficult to find a glue that will work well without looking like globs of glue. It is better to use this in a way that will not require complete adhesion to the other layer. For example, if you are making a beach bag you can just sew it to the other fabric around the edge.