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lining attachment

jpadden53 | Posted in General Sewing Info on

I’m not sure what you call the small lengths of thread that hold lining to the garment but I would like to know how to make them. (and what do you call them?)


  1. cafms | | #1

    It is called a chain tack or French tack.  Here is a method for doing them.  http://www.digitalchangeling.com/sewing/howTo/hems.html  You will need to go almost to the end of the site as it is about the last thing shown and they are discussing hemming a coat.  It is an old Coats and Clark sewing booklet.

    There are a couple ways to do it. A thread is attached to the lining, then a length of finger crochet is done and attached to the garment.  Or attach a length between both pieces and work a buttonhole stitch over the threads.

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      jpadden53 | | #2

      Thanks for the reply.  An awesome link and just exactly what I needed.  This forum is wonderful!

      1. cafms | | #5

        It really is a helpful link.  Sometimes some of the older booklets are just what is needed.  It's good that someone can post them for us to find.

    2. Palady | | #3

      cafms - great URL for hemming & making a tack.    thank you for passing it along.

      Sure hope lurkers and our novice members open this Thread to find it.


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        JunkQueen | | #4

        I did not think I would need that information, but, being the NoseyNewser that I am, I went to the website anyway. It was certainly worth my while. A lot of very good information. I've bookmarked it, and cafms, thank you so much for posting it.

      2. cafms | | #6

        I agree it is good for new sewers.  I haven't tried but wonder if it would print off.  It would be good to add to the reference shelf. 

        1. KharminJ | | #8

          The whole post will print - on 32 pages!

          The original booklet can be printed from the heavy-outlined pages at the very bottom of the post -

          I used 0.0 margins and 60% sizing, printing only page 2 - the type is still small, but readable. (Print Preview is your friend!)Thanks, cafms, for finding this great resource!Kharmin

          1. cafms | | #9

            Thanks.  That is good to know.  I started to try it this morning but decided to finish sewing my pants.  I think I'll just keep it on the computer to refer to for now.

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      ThreadKoe | | #7

      Thank you Cafms for posting such a great link! Even us more experienced sewers find these sites a great resource! This is one old booklet I am definitely going on a hunt for! Cathy

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