Oilcloth catch-alls – everything in its place in the bath

Oilcloth catch-alls – everything in its place in the bath

With the magician's trick the bathroom is always nicely tidied up: Simply sew a catch-all out of waterproof oilcloth, stick it to the tiles and fill!

Level of difficulty Original & quick
Duration 60

We need:

Oilcloth with various patterns (55 x 45 cm) Ruler Fabric shears Pencil Sewing machine (with a Teflon foot makes sewing oilcloth easier!) Paper for the pattern tesa Powerstrips® Waterproof Strips Large tesafilm®

How we do it:

DIY Oilcloth Catch-Alls / Step 1: Overview
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This is what we need: Oilcloth in various patterns (55 x 45 cm), ruler, fabric shears, pencil, sewing machine (with a Teflon foot makes sewing oilcloth easier!), paper for the sewing pattern, tesa Powerstrips® Waterproof Strips Large, tesafilm®

DIY Oilcloth Catch-Alls / Step 2: Transfer
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Transfer the sewing pattern to paper according to the pattern and diagram, cut out and use it to cut the oilcloth without seam allowances.

DIY Oilcloth Catch-Alls / Step 3: Sew
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Fold bag back in the middle inside out (22 x 21 cm) and close side seams with 1 cm seam allowance, fold bag in the middle inside out (17 x 31 cm) and again close side seams with 1 cm seam allowance.

DIY Oilcloth Catch-Alls / Step 4: Cut
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Cut off the corners on both parts of the bag up to right before the seam, turn parts right-side out and work the corners out cleanly, manually press all seams smooth since oilcloth does not iron well.

DIY Oilcloth Catch-Alls / Step 5: Fold and stick
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Fold the folds in the bag in accordance with the pattern diagram and affix with tesafilm®, since pins leave behind holes in oilcloth. Close the bottom open edge with 0.5 cm seam allowance.

DIY Oilcloth Catch-Alls / Step 6: Sew again
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Lay the bag inside out on the back part. Affix with tesafilm® so that nothing slips. Close the bottom seam with 1 cm seam allowance and then cut back close, remove tesafilm®.

DIY Oilcloth Catch-Alls / Step 7: Fold again
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Turn piece back right-side out, manually press seam smooth.

DIY Oilcloth Catch-Alls / Step 8: Sew
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Now stitch the entire bag all around with 1 cm seam allowance on the outer edges.

DIY Oilcloth Catch-Alls / Step 9: Apply Strip
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After thoroughly cleaning the desired spot, wipe the tile with the primer cloth (included in the Powerstrips® package), wait 10 seconds.

DIY Oilcloth Catch-Alls / Step 10: Apply to Textile
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Remove the protective paper on one side of the tesa Powerstrips® Waterproof Strips Large and stick it flush to the back of the bag with the red line to the top. Press hard for five seconds. Remove second protective paper.

DIY Oilcloth Catch-Alls / Step 11: Apply to wall
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Stick the bag to the desired tile and press hard for at least five seconds.

tesa products required for this project