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Threads Article on Lining White Pants

baglady | Posted in General Discussion on

“Baglady” refers to the bags of fabric I have.

I also have a bad memory.  A few weeks ago while reading thru my past Threads magazines I saw an article about tips for lining white pants.  Of course I can’t recall which issue it was in & can’t find it using the keyword search.  Can anyone help me???  Many thanks if you can.



  1. woodruff | | #1

    I know the article you mean, and the searchable index is simply wretched for looking for this sort of thing! If we are talking about the same article, it involved using beige or skintone fabrics to minimize show-through with white fabrics. But I cannot find it, either. Oh, please, Threads: Find someone who can re-do the index using something more user-friendly search criteria!

    Edited 7/20/2009 10:01 pm by woodruff

    1. baglady | | #2

      Thanks Woodruff - that's exactly the one I'm referring to!

  2. starzoe | | #3

    Could it be this: Issue #78, page 42. There are about four pages with explicit instructions for lining pants. In a quick read-through I didn't see anything about white pant, but it might be in there.

  3. Tatsy | | #4

    Hi Baglady,

    I know I've read that article but couldn't find it in my stack. It seemed to me that the article was slanted more towards making facings or pockets disappear by matching them to your skin color rather than specifically toward lining pants. The concept is a good one and really cuts down on the "background noise."


  4. KharminJ | | #5

    Oh, crud! I *seem to remember* (unless it's deja vu!) reading about that, too, just in the last week or so. There was a link to a "quick lining method", too - a tutorial in a blog, I think. Hmmm, that means it was probably in a recent Threads newsletter ... I will keep my eyes open for this! I also do remember the trick of using flesh-colored facings and pockets.Happy Hunting - now you got me on the prowl, too!Kharmin

    1. MarikaD | | #6

      In threads 143 there is an article about fleshtone facings - not on pants though - but perhaps it could help - it is on page 76 - Marika

      1. baglady | | #7

        Many thanks MarikaD.  That's exactly the one I was thinking of.  It's good to know that someone has a good memory.

  5. alotofstitches | | #8

    I underlined a white linen skirt in the flesh tone lining to avoid seam showing thru, etc. and finished the inside with a white lining.  It does do the trick but gives the white skirt and "off-white" look, which I don't like.  Next time, I'll do what I've always done with wedding gowns--use white underlining instead so I can  have a truly WHITE garment.  I had read the article but did not think all the way thru because when I sew for myself it's always last minute!

    1. baglady | | #9

      That's a very good point and one that I hadn't thought of.  Thanks.

    2. Teaf5 | | #11

      Thanks for pointing out the problems of interlining whites with flesh-toned fabric; I'd hate to put that much effort into a project to have it look permanently dirty!

      One of the problems with "flesh-toned" is that it rarely matches our own skin color and will often show up under whites as dark and shadowy.  I'm very, very pale, and use a light pink or blush color so that if it shows through at all, it's at least a flattering tint.

  6. busybee | | #10

    Threads Issue 96 has an article on this subject that might help.

  7. starzoe | | #12

    Did anyone suggest wearing pettipants with your white pants? There are a number of advantages with this idea and they can be worn with other pants as well. I have two pair from years ago when they were popular (sometime back in the middle ages) and they have come in very handy aside from the fact they can be worn with skirts as well, winter and summer.

    1. baglady | | #13

      No, but that would be a great idea.  However I've used skin tone lining & my white pants look great.  Thanks for the thought.

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