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« on: July 22, 2009 02:06:26 PM »

Ok, I knitted this coat.

Now I need to make a lining for it. Any ideas what fabric to use?
Is it better to make the lining while the coat is not sewn together yet?
(i.e. separate sleeves, 2 front parts and back part?)
Any tipps would be helpful as  i am a lining first timer!

« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2009 08:08:39 PM »

I think lining material depends on what season it's for. If it's "all-season," you could line it with a cute quilting cotton or even a funky besheet, or any other lightweight natural material. For fall/spring, you could use microfleece, fleece, faux-shearling, flannel, flanellette, pre-quilted cotton (it has polyester batting quilted onto it's wrong-side), sweatshirt material, doubleknit, um... I can't think of any more Tongue

I'd cut your lining pieces by using your knitted sweater pieces as the pattern. You'll have to be very careful that all the pieces are at the same "tension" when you lay them out to trace. You don't want the back piece more stretched than the sleeve, for example. I've used newspaper as pattern paper, but bristle board works really good. Then you cut out the lining pieces using the templates you just made. If it was me doing this, I'd assemble the shell first, then the lining. That way if the lining doesn't quite fit and needs to be reworked a little, you have a place to work from. Google "how to bag a lining," cuz that's the most commonly used method, although there are others.

Darn, makes me almost wish I had the chutzpah to finish that jacket I started.... Tongue

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