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Warm Lining for a Winter Coat

Bonnie_Braga | Posted in Fabric and Trim on

I am planning to make a winter (Canadian Winter!!) coat using melton cloth. What can I use for an interlining that will make it really cozy? I have not been able to find a warm lining fabric that matches the melton, so I will be using just regular lining. Thanks in advance for your suggestions. Bonnie


  1. Sarah_Kayla | | #1

    How aboput the windproof polar fleece????

    1. Bonnie_Braga | | #2

      *I've never seen windproof fleece! I'm going to the fabric store this evening and will check it out. Thanks a bunch!!

      1. Sarah_Kayla | | #3

        *I know that Malden Mills makes it -- If you can buy it easily in a store ia another matter. You may want to write to Malden Mills to find out about availability.

        1. Tessa_Elston | | #4

          *Bonnie, The Malden Windbloc fleece is going to be VERY expensive inside your melton coat and maybe deserves to stand on its own. It runs at about CA$54 / metre. (shriek!) at Textile Outfitters.For interlining look at the Thinsulate. Sundrop Textiles in Port Coquitlam BC (Vancouver area) sells great stuff and do mail order. http://www.sundroptextiles.com Thinsulate can be $10-$20/m depending on spec.Textile Outfitters in Calgary (also do mail order) have a great chart describing the Thinsulate qualities for different activities. http://www.justmakeit.com/fabrics/insulate/thinsulate.html. They also stock Malden Mills Windbloc.Another point is that I think you will still need a slippery lining to help get the coat on and off. I used Kasha lining for my daughter's melton coat (no interlining) and she's in Vancouver. It is satiny on the face and the back is brushed cotton. It runs at about CA$15/ metre. Try a local Fabricland or MacPhee's http://www.macpheeworkshop.com MacPhee's don't show it in their online catalogue but I know they carry it. Call them to check.Some tips on melton. It is washable if you pre-wash it to shrink (can lose 10%), other wise you'll have to dry clean it. I didn't have time to preshrink and did notice some shrinkage (1-2cm) on the large pieces when fusing. I made a very tailored Burda style.Regards, Tessa in Edmonton

          1. Sarah_Kayla | | #5

            *Sorry - I had no idea about the pricing of the windblock polar fleece. Tho if you use the fabric crosswise you may have enough for the torso of the coat using just a yard.. I like to support Malden Mills. Mr Fuerstein who is the owner of the company was a very big supporter of the school I went to growing up. Most of my teachers and even the principal were refugees from WWII. All of them put their time working at Malden Mills into their bios and resumes. (they all worked there before resuming their careers as teachers) All this about 40 years before the famous fire.

          2. karen_morris_ | | #6

            *I love Malden Mills, too. It's a great company. I also remember the Windbloc Polartec as being a little stiff, because of the windproof inner layer; i think it might be too much inside a melton coat.I think Thinsulate is a good solution. For anyone who sews outerwear, i recommend the Rain Shed catalog, which costs just 1 or 2 bucks and is simply loaded with helpful information. (707 NW 11th St.Corvallis, OR 97330; 541-753-8900) And when you call, the people are very knowledgeable, too.the last winter coat i made is from black wool/cashmere melton. i didn't use an underlining, but lined it with the silky, fleece-backed satin rayon lining fabric (probably the same one she mentions above). it's a very warm coat (although boston isn't as cold as the frozen north....) it's also a silly coat, with a zip front and black ultrasuede ruffles running down the side-front and -back seams. i think if you add a thin version of thinsulate, your coat will be extremely toasty.

          3. Bonnie_Braga | | #7

            *Thanks for your e-mail Tessa, and thanks to all of you for your suggestions! I was able to find a piece of Thinsulate at a local discount shop as well as a nice piece of heavyweight lining so now the fun begins!Bonnie

          4. Jacinta_Cullen | | #8

            *Re: Malden Mills for those that may not be familiar with the famous fire - employees were retained onthe company payroll while the company rebuilt. An amazing and compassionate family. I always try tobuy their fleece.

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