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Knit Lining for Apparel

purpleque | Posted in General Discussion on

Anyone have any good recommendations for knit lining for garmets?  Thanks




  1. woodruff | | #1

    Gee, it depends on the style of the garment you are making (dressy, casual, athletic wear), whether you're looking for warmth, opacity, or light weight, and the fabric the outer garment is made from. The design lines of the garment are important, too.

    Do you have something specific in mind?

    1. purpleque | | #5

      I wanted to make both casual and dressy dresses - both with and without sleeves.  Nothing too fancy or difficult.  I like clean, simple lines.  I was hoping for translucent, but would be okay with opaque. 


      You've given me some food for thought.  Thanks

  2. MaryinColorado | | #2

    Palmer Pletch has great information on their website.  I have used thier fusible knit interfacing in place of lining on lightweight items.  Mary

    1. purpleque | | #6

      Thanks Mary!  I'll visit their website.



  3. sewpro | | #3

    Nylon tricot works well as a lining, but comes in many different weights, so you'll probably want to find a lightweight one. I'm assuming you want to line a knit garment. If you're looking for a lining with stretch, manufacturers are now making some in rayon with elastic as well as silk with elastic.Good luck.

    1. purpleque | | #4

      Thanks Sewpro!  I'll give it a try.

  4. Allyly | | #7

    This AM I was in our local Jo-Ann's looking for a lining for a knit. I found some nice tan/nude color dancewear lining. I think it will work well. It apparently doesn't often go on sale, so you can use your 40% or 50% off coupon! Check it out!


    1. purpleque | | #10

      Hadn't thought of that. Thanks for the tip.  I'll check it out!



  5. meg | | #8

    Try http://www.emmaonesock.com and scroll down to the stretch linings area.

    1. purpleque | | #9

      Wonderful site!  Thanks Meg

  6. stitchagain | | #11

    You might try outdoor fabric manufactures too.  The one that comes to mind is Coolmax.  The main thing I have used it for is pockets and was surprise how great a element it was.  I guess they call it wicking.

    1. purpleque | | #12

      Thanks Stitchagain.  I'll look into it.


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