Saturday, January 2, 2010
Making your own Coat:: Part 2
Now, it's time to cut and sew the lining. I cut all of the lining pieces 1 inch shorter than the outer fabric pieces. I use the "bagging" technique, and ignore the pattern instructions at this point. To "bag a lining", you basically are using your sewing machine to attach the lining, rather than tedious handsewing. The front facings are sewn to the side fronts, but are left open for the bottom 3 inches. Then a hole is left in one of the side seams- at least 6 inches- so that you can turn the lining inside out. Search for "bagging a lining" for all of the specific details on this method, as there are some good tutorials online, and the sleeve hems are particularly tricky.
Once your lining is complete, you can sew the outershell to the lining, reach in through the hole, and turn it all inside out. This is my favorite part. All of the loose threads, and interfacing are now completely hidden. All that needs to be done at this point is a little handstitching, buttons, and pressing.
Posted by Ann Brodsky