Line a Jacket Like a Pro
Install a jacket lining entirely by sewing machine
Lining a jacket creates a beautiful interior finish and prolongs the garment’s life by preserving its original shape. Lined pieces slip over other garments more easily, cling less, and can be warmer.
Some jacket patterns include separate pattern pieces for linings, while many do not. Don’t let the lack of a pattern stop you from lining a jacket. You can make lining pattern pieces easily with just a few adjustments to the original jacket pieces.
There are many methods for sewing a lining into a jacket, including sewing it completely by hand and various machine-and-hand combo versions. The expression “bagging the lining” means installing a lining entirely by machine. There are several approaches to this. Whatever method you are using, the corners where the front facings meet the hem call for special finishing, as the facing edge typically remains exposed. I’ll show you a technique for machine-sewing those…
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