Monday, August 22, 2011

Replacing A Coat Lining

I'm guessing most of us have had a beautiful coat with a tattered lining. Instead of buying a new coat (or always trying to hide the lining) replace it!  Replacing a lining is time consuming so don't expect to have someone else do it if you're on a budget.  But, if you have some basic sewing skills, it's pretty easy.

Here's how it's done.

1)  Carefully remove the old lining.  It will probably be shredded in places, but try to keep it intact as much as possible.

This is the original lining

2)  Pay close attention to how the lining was put together and attached to the outer garment.  If it helps, notch pieces before taking them apart like this:

I also notch the shoulder seam on the sleeve and anything else that needs to match.

3)  Press all the pieces, lay them out on the new lining fabric and cut out the new lining.

4)  Now sew it all together and into the garment.

Here's the finished product:

Finally, don't skimp on lining quality.  Buy the best you can afford and make sure that for a winter coat you buy a coat lining.  If you can't find good lining in a local store, there are several plaes that you can order from online.  Unfortunately, colors are often limited.  I bought this black lining at Joann Fabrics and it is very nice.  I also recently bought some light grey lining from Sew True.

Have Fun!

1 comment:

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