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Fitting Linings to Hems

janniewm | Posted in The Archives on

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Can someone describe a simple (or not so simple) way to attach linings to the bottom of jackets, pants and sleeves. I’m never sure how long to make the lining (I’m shorter than most patterns) and how to attach the linings so the stitching doesn’t show. Thanks

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  1. pam | | #1

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    For skirts and pants, you can use the same pattern but about an 1 inch shorter. This way when you hem, the lining will be 1 inch shorter. Make a simple thread chain to loosely secure the lining to the seam of the outer garment.

    For jackets and sleeves, the lining is the same length or a smidge longer than the fashion fabric. Make a jump hem for more movement.

    1. Wendy_Parkinson | | #2

      *JannieI agree with Pam's comments and would like to add a little more detail on the actual attachment.On a loose hem such as you find on a skirt, then I just turn up the lining hem and machine in place, leaving a loose lining that can be anchored as Pam has suggested.Where you actually attach the hem to the hem of the garment, then I press up the hem of the lining and slipstitch into place onto thehem allowance of the garment producing invisible results. If this is as clear as mud then I have included a diagram as attachment. If you already knew this stuff then great! I have use this on ajcket hems and sleeves.

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