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Vest lining

seLvege | Posted in General Sewing Info on

I remember seeing a way to “bag” a lined vest so that no seams show…can any one sterr me to where I can find the article?


  1. beo | | #1

    vest lining

    Assemble the outer vest.  Then assemble the lining using 3/4 seam allowance (this is to achieve "turn of the cloth"), except for the sholder seams which are stitched at 5/8 in.  Fold under the lining at bottom at 3/4 in and press.  Now pin lining to vest and stitch at usual 5/8 in. except for the back.  Turn to the right side and hand stitch, usuing a running stitch, the lining to the vest.

  2. stillsuesew | | #2

    Here's how I would do it.  Sew the fronts to the back at the shoulder seams with the outer fabric and then do the same with the lining.  Do not sew the side seams.  Now lay the lining on top of the outer layer right sides together. Sew the arm holes.  Starting at one side seam sew the bottom of the back and then sew the bottom of one front, up around the neck and back down and across the other bottom of the other side of the front.  Now trim and grade and turn and press.  You will be able to reach through the back between the outer fabric and the lining to sew one side seam and you will be able to sew much of the remaining side seam starting just below the arm hole on the lining, and finishing just above the bottom on the lining.  The only thing left to sew by hand will be a little bit of lining seam.

    Hope this makes sense.  It's quite easy.

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