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Cutting Lining at the same time as Main fabric

user-7715424 | Posted in Fabric Guidance on

I’m going to be making a number of bathrobes as gifts; they all have a plain white terry cloth lining and I wondered if I could cut the lining pieces and primary fabric pieces AT THE SAME TIME?  Seems it would save a lot of time.  

Would appreciate a blog post or opinion on this.
Thank you,


  1. Ankimo | | #1

    I think you could do it, if you pin the layers securely. I know that jeans manufacturers will cut multiple layers of denim at once, but terry wouldn't be quite as stable as denim. Perhaps cutting all of the primary pieces at once and then the terry cloth?

    1. user-7715424 | | #2

      Thanks. Typically, I do cut the primary cloth first and then the terry second but it's so time consuming. Maybe I'll try with both but I do think your suggestion to really pin down the terry is a good one! Thanks.

      1. Ankimo | | #3

        I actually meant to cut ALL of the primary pieces at once. Then maybe see how many layers of terry you can get away with. Of course, if the primary fabric is fleece, or some other fuzzy type of fabric then yes, I would go with pinning.

  2. FrancesC | | #4

    I think you could do it if you use a lot of pins to hold everything in place. After all, cutting fabric for garment manufacturing is done as multiples but, of course, they have the equipment to do it. But it will be hard on your hands so be sure your scissors are sharp. I have successfully cut 2 patterns at a time for pajamas but the fabric was thinner.

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