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non-cling fabric for lining or slip

jgrue | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

I am making a sleeveless dress with a linen/rayon fabric. It will need to be lined or with a slip. I want a fabric that will breathe, be cling-free and still hang well. What are your recommendations?



  1. Teaf5 | | #1

    With that combination, rayon or silk might be your best bet for lining.  Both breathe well and drape well without clinging.

  2. sewpro | | #2

    Bemberg rayon, definitely! It is cooler than silk and very breathable. You can order it at thesewingplace.com and the color choices are fantastic.

    1. jgrue | | #3

      Thank you for your recommendations of Bemberg--I found it at Joann's Fabric. It really seems nice. I wonder with all of my years of sewing why I didn't know about this before. I'm learning a lot from these discussions.Joanne

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        Becky-book | | #4

        Bemberg at Joann Fabrics?   The one near me doesn't seem to carry it, or did you have to order it?


        1. Josefly | | #5

          Hi, Becky. The Joann's closest to me had Bemberg rayon, when I was last there, but in very limited colors and only one weight. It's the one near Gwinnett Place Mall. I had to ask for it, as there were no signs to identify it specifically. Gail K has quite a selection, though. Might be too far for you to drive? Joan

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            Becky-book | | #7

            Thanks for the info... I used to live in Gwinnett county, now I am 20 min south of the Airport. For the price of gas I'll shop on-line I guess!  I did get the 'stuff' for Kathryn's wedding gown at Gail K, what a trip!!


          2. Ralphetta | | #8

            The Joanns in my city don't carry it and kept trying to get me to buy that stiff polyester stuff. 

          3. SewistKitty | | #9

            The Joanns' in our city hide the Bemberg lining under the cheap lining in the corner somewhere. We also have a very limited selection. I can't figure out why the stuff is always hidden.

          4. Ralphetta | | #10

            I tried 3 Joanns and 2 Hancocks.  They were very nice, but seemed puzzled that i wouldn't want the "great" polyester stuff.

          5. SewistKitty | | #11

            I am sorry that all of those local stores didn't have Ambience lining. All of our Joann's do but as I said before they are hidden. No one showed me where the Ambience was I just started poking around on the shelves near the floor underneath the huge selection of polyester bolts on the shelf above. It was underneath a bunch of other bolts. Our Hancock's and Joann's have fairly frequent staff turn-over and not all of the staff is familiar with their merchandise. I heard about the Ambience from one of my friends in the American Sewing Guild. Good luck and I hope you can find some.

          6. Ralphetta | | #12

            I went to the really expensive store and bought some.  I was trying to save some money by shopping at closer, cheaper stores.

          7. SewFit | | #13

            Speaking of staff turnover-I was in my local Joann's recently and the young girl checking me out said she didn't know how to sew!!!

          8. SewistKitty | | #14

            Several months ago a young man was waiting on me in Joann's who also had no sewing experience. My response is to teach beginning sewing classes to would-be sewers. We still don't have many people here that want to sew clothing instead of quilts.

        2. sewingkmulkey | | #6

          Yes, Joann's sells Bemberg rayon lining in just a couple colors.  I like ordering it from thesewingplace.com as they have oodles of colors as mentioned by a previous poster.  It's more expensive than regular polyester linings but well worth the price IMHO!


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