Looking for coat lining
I have been looking for heavy outerwear coat lining all summer long in my local community in north west ohio. All of the local fabric stores have stopped carring it. It use to be called Zeus , it was a heavy satin on top and a flock cotton on the inside. Another was available but I forget what it was called it had a gray metallic like finish on the inside and the fashion color on the outside and it could be alittle pricey. If anyone could help me find a place that would sell to me retail Thankyou rauth96
I feel your pain. I have trouble finding good lining fabric too--I live in Montana. A couple places to try (you can find info about them on the web):
Denver Fabrics (in Denver CO)
Britex (in San Francisco)
There's an ad that runs in all threads issues about locally-owned fine-fabric stores, You might checking with them, too. For example, in Volume 127 (Oct/Nov 2006) issue, the ad is on page 12--it says "Get Sewing" at the top. I see one of the stores listed is in Cincinnato, called Banasch's Fabrics (9513) 731-5757. If they don't carry the lining, they may know where to find it. I often call Josephine's Dry Goods in Portland Oregon, since I used to live there and am familiar with the store (they are listed in same ad). They don't carry this type of lining, however. They do have a rayon/acetate blend that is heavier than bemberg, that is quite nice.
There must also be places in New York garment district. Try a google search on heavy-weight or insulated lining. I used to use the one that had the metallic on the wrong side; I don't recall what it was called, either.
Another option is to underline the outer layer with something like cotton flannel, and then use regular lining like rayon Bemberg.
It is very paiful when the only fabric store in town is large chain and concentrates on crafts and not sewing and tailoring. It is as if we do not have voice. The cinic store does not have what want but they have lots of other things. Thanks rauth96
I agree. The only fabric store here is JoAnns, a large chain with mostly crafts and poor quality fabric. We also have many quilt fabric stores, so I find myself making a lot of cotton garments. And I buy a lot of fabric from Josephines in Portland OR. They send me samples in mail, I select and order over phone, and 2 days later it arrives in my mail box. Britex in San Francisco will also do this.
I too am making a coat this year and am looking for lining. But my route is different. I am looking for a good weight silk or rayon and I intend to underline with lambswool. I have made coats over the years, and I know the lining you are talking about. http://www.greenbergandhammer.com has it. But, I have used it and it is not as warm as using either the lightest weight of polyester fiber fill, not the right description or name
but Threads did an article on making warm coats and they list it. I have made coats with cotton flannel interlining and this time I am going with the lambswool because is has the best drape. Greenberg and hammer have it too. I will attach it to the lining as an interlining. I want a funkier lining than is available in 'coat linings' Sunback is the name I think of the backed lining.
Thanks for your input I have read that issue of threads it is really great. I was unable to open the web site you sent me though. I have found lining at Baer fabrics in louisville,Ky. I called them and they were very helpful. Thanks rauth96
Its http://www.greenberg-hammer.com If you really want a warm coat don't go the sunback route. I have done this, and it is not really warm enough even with a good coating wt fabric for even a Long Island winter. The other item I was thinking of is Thinsulate, but it is not really flexible enough to add to the sleeves. But, the Rainshed has it. You could combine it with lambswool in the sleeves.
Edited 9/27/2006 11:00 am ET by SewNancy
Would flanned-backed satin be the same thing? Here's another link for you to try:
There is coat lining called flannel backed lining, satin on one side and flannel on the other. Sometimes you will see it called Kasha lining. Sawyer Brook has some flannel backed lining here http://store.sawyerbrook.com/Templates/frmTemplateP.asp?CatalogID=141&SubFolderID=20
Vogue Fabrics has the Kasha flannel backed satin lining for a traditional, heavyweight, warm lining. They suggest for extra insulation to add an interlining of Thinsulate or ThermalFleece. They also have these on their website on the "Linings" link.
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