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by sewpam ( edited 27 Aug 2018 ) 18 Aug 2018

I have a fleece store bought jacket that I would like to add a satin lining. The plan is make my own pattern from a roll of paper using the jacket for size and shape. Once the lining is finished, it would be top stitched into the existing seams of the jacket. I have considered buying a pattern but not sure it would fit the jacket. This is something I have never done before. Any and all suggestions, advice, words of encouragement would be helpful and very much appreciated.


Completed the lining on Saturday. Will post a picture today or tomorrow. The finished product is OK, far from perfect but it is serving its purpose.

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by sewpam 23 Aug 2018

Update on my lining project. A trip to Michaels for pattern paper was fruitless, luckily Joan's Fabrics is two shops away. The manager at the local Joan's is very helpful, suggested a light weight, very smooth pellon.Cut the back pattern piece then recut the other two pieces that were made the day before. The pellon has made making the pattern so much easier. Hoping the end result will be what I have been wanting. Will keep you posted

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crafter2243 by crafter2243 23 Aug 2018

Waiting for the outcome

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by AuntAnnie 20 Aug 2018

Sorry you could not join us over the weekend. We had lots of fun! I'm sure we enjoyed the ball game more than you enjoyed your time fretting and planning the make-over of your jacket! Keep me posted or take my earlier recommendation of purchasing a new jacket.

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sewpam by sewpam edited 22 Aug 2018

We watched the game on TV & was looking in the stands for familiar faces, but never saw them. Glad you had fun. Wish I was there too.

sewpam by sewpam 22 Aug 2018

The fretting did not start until Monday. Needless to say I am struggling. On my way to Michaels for new pattern paper. I am on a mission to make this lining before vacation. If I purchased a new jacket it would take away the fun of a mission.

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by katydid 19 Aug 2018

Make sure the lining fabric is washable or it will shrink and cause problems. Try the paper pattern and go for it.Serge or zigzag the edges and turn them under and pin in place with jacket turned wrong side out and slip stitch or whip stitch the lining in. Hope it works. Kay

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sewpam by sewpam 20 Aug 2018

Thanks Kay, will do an overcast stitch on the edges. You don't recommend the top stitch idea in the existing seams?

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by graceandham 19 Aug 2018

If it is pilling the sweaters only around the finished seam areas, you could bind the seams over with something smooth. But, I think the paper pattern is the way to go if doing the lining. P.S. Not that you want to, but I have had great success stitching an applique design on a fleece jacket!

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sewpam by sewpam 20 Aug 2018

I wish the pilling was just at the seams. I have not thought of an applique for the fleece jacket but have considered it for a denim jacket.

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by airyfairy 19 Aug 2018

In the past I have lined a few jackets but they have been jackets I have made myself. I really do not think I would line a fleece jacket. Please let us know how it goes - most interested

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sewpam by sewpam 19 Aug 2018

Will let you know. I have worn the jacket over sweaters and have noticed the jacket pilling the sweaters. So that is the reason for the lining to stop the pilling.

airyfairy by airyfairy 22 Aug 2018

That makes more sense

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by crafter2243 Moderator 18 Aug 2018

I am not good in sewing clothing, but your thought of making your own pattern makes perfect sense. A bought pattern would have a different style and measurements would need to be adjusted. Good luck. Let us know what worked.

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sewpam by sewpam 18 Aug 2018

Will let you know. I plan on starting on this project on Monday. I am a little nervous. I like really like the jacket and afraid of changing the way it fits by adding an ill fitting lining. In the last 20 years, the only clothing I have sewn is for a five year old.

crafter2243 by crafter2243 18 Aug 2018

I guess the worst thing that could happen is that you have to remove it . .

sewpam by sewpam 19 Aug 2018

Yes, the seam ripper is close by and ready to go.

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