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Lining and Insulation Sources

Sheila440 | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

I’d like to make a winter dress coat.  I purchased a coat-weight wool tweed but I can’t find a good quality lining or insulation. [It gets fairly cold where I live] I tried some websites that specialize in sewing for outdoors.  They seem to have a lot of sports related items like Thinsulate which should not be dry cleaned. – My wool is dry clean only. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Sheila440 

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  1. kjp | | #1

    Sheila440, I think for insulation, Thinsulate is your best bet.  Check http://www.therainshed.com for insulation choices.  They give a thorough care & use description & do say that it can be drycleaned.  (I have used it in a wool coat myself - I hate the cold - and have had it cleaned several times).  For lining, I have purchased a flannel-backed satin from my local store, but I don't know where to find it online.

    Karin

    1. Sheila440 | | #2

      Wow!  the Rain Shed is a fascinating site.  Lots of unusual items.  Thanks

      Sheila

  2. louise | | #3

    Sheila440

    When you make your coat, don't forget to put in a wind stop.  Most fabric stores should carry it. 

    Now you ask 'what is a wind stop?'  First at the moment, I cannot think of the proper term, but.........it is simply a leather interliner put between the fashion fabric and the lining, usually only in the back of a coat.  If you are really concerned about cold and wind be sure to buy enough to cover down to your hips and perhaps use it in the front pieces too, just use a shorter section on the front, perhaps just shaping it above the bust.

    The technique works wonders and most quality winter coats still have them

    Good luck!

    L

  3. SewCreative | | #4

    Flannel backed satin lining is called Kasha.  Linda McPhee carries it, google her for ordering if you can't find it.

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