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2241950 | Posted in General Sewing Info on

I am hemming some lined jackets.  What is easiest way to do this?  I have trouble getting the facing/lining area(where they meet in the front on the inside) back together properly.  There has got to be something I’m missing as I am an experienced sewer and yet  this seems so complicated !!


  1. diday | | #1

    You should find some helpful details in this Bag Your Jacket Lining article on Threads:



    Edited 1/14/2006 2:43 pm ET by diday

    Edited 1/21/2006 12:19 am ET by diday

  2. mem | | #2

    do you mean that there is a bit of the front facing edge showing below where the  hem hangs.? Didnt I see this dealt with in the last issue of threads or was it another mag?

    When you sew the lining to the front facing edge if you cut into the seamline an inch or so above the folding line of you linining hem and press this towardthe front edge .This will mean that you can just slip stitch this to the garment hem right at the end of your construction.

    I also use interfacing on the garment so that when I stitch up the hem I am stitching into the interfacing not the garmnet This gives a nice neat finish on the outside with no visible stitch marks.  I am not sur what is actually happening in your case so perhaps you could be more explicit.

  3. Teaf5 | | #3

    I didn't understand the "Bag Your Lining" article very well, probably because I often have problems with reversals in illustrations and processes, and linings are all about the reverse! Once it is stitched, everything is going to be turned, and when it's in front of me, it's opposite the way it'll be on my body. Somehow, I just can't visualize that many reversals...

    When stuck on the most frustrating of lining issues (a sleeveless shell was the worst!), before stitching them together, I try on both the lining(right side in) and the garment (right side out) as it will be when finished. I stand at a mirror and fold over the matching seam allowances of the lining and garment whereever they meet and pinbaste them close to the fold. I do this everywhere the lining will be attached to the garment, sometimes doing just one seam at a time.

    Then I take off the garment and lining, handling it as one, and lightly iron the pinned seams. I turn it wrong-side-out again, and replace those pins so that they'll hold the fabric as I stitch it. The ironed creases mark my stitching line, and the two pieces are securely held in place.

    Wow-- a long post, and I hope I haven't confused you more than you already are! But a side benefit of this method is that pinning the lining in while you're wearing it ensures that both the lining and the garment will hang right after you've stitched it. Hope that helps...

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