How to Sew an Extra Layer in Your Garments For Added Warmth

comments (8) January 13th, 2016     

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Create a cute, cozy jacket by winterizing a lightweight jacket pattern such as Simplicity SewStylish 2570 shown here.
Eco-friendly fabrics are not just good “green” choices; the “give” of the natural fibers can flatter your figure as well.
Synthetic-fiber insulation such as Thinsulate and Primaloft comes in a variety of weights and thicknesses. Choose a lightweight variety for a jacket suitable for warmer weather.
Create a cute, cozy jacket by winterizing a lightweight jacket pattern such as Simplicity SewStylish 2570 shown here.

Create a cute, cozy jacket by winterizing a lightweight jacket pattern such as Simplicity SewStylish 2570 shown here.

Photo: Jack Deutsch
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Finish the Garment

If your pattern does not have lining, use the jacket pattern. The pattern shown didn't call for a lining, but its design makes it easy to add one.

1. Cut and bag the lining. Use the front, back, and sleeve pieces to cut the lining. To install the lining, sew the same seams as you did on the jacket, but leave one 5-inch opening along a side seam. Sew in the sleeves on both sides. Cut 1 inch off the lining cuff and body hems. Then, with right sides together and the jacket and lining aligned, machine-sew the cuff edges and lower hem edges. Turn the layers to the right side, and press. Press the hems. The lining will fold slightly over the garment hem.

Hand sew the opening closed.

 

Excerpted from "Interlining Basics" by Ariel Price in SewStylish Fall Fashion 2009.

 

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Comments (8)

SusanneBendtner writes: I'm definitely doing this with my autumn jacket. It's gorgeous but not warm enough.
Posted: 5:31 am on January 21st
user-4571276 writes: Wish I had seen this before I made my jacket, but since the weather here in the UK is unseasonably warm I am not too concerned. I will remember for my next project.
Posted: 9:28 am on January 7th
Fabric1869 writes: This is a great tip. many of the girls in our office would love it... *sends email around*
Posted: 5:59 am on May 29th
roselynbette writes: I wish I read this earlier this year when it was colder... Will be prepared next time!
Posted: 2:58 pm on April 5th
Jessica_Louise writes: I simply wear more layers when it's colder outside.... cheaper and much less hassle ;-)
Posted: 8:37 am on February 9th
sltboop writes: DO I HAVE TO CUT THE PATTERN BIGGER TO ALLOW FOR THE LINING IF THE PATTERN DOES NOT CALL FOR ONE THANKYOU
Posted: 12:02 pm on December 10th
AHH writes: Sorry, but the last section of this tutorial, which is how to assemble all 3 parts, outer fabric, interlining, and lining, together, needs more clarity. Such as, what is the 5" opening on the lining's side seam for, turning the garment right side out? And a bit more explanation is needed for the sleeves - if the lining sleeves are sewn to the lining body, what does "Sew in the sleeves on both sides" all about?
Posted: 10:25 am on December 10th
TeacherTeacher writes: i wonder if i could adapt this to not only add a layer of warmth but also to add that layered look without the bulk?
Posted: 3:34 pm on December 8th
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