Sunday, March 1, 2009

Bagging a lining, where the front facing meets the lining

For the jacket I used the "bagging the lining" technique I used before. This time I changed the way of working in the corner where the front facing meets the lining. I used the book Jackets for real people for this, but have seen it described somewhere else too. Because I wanted to do it once again to remember the steps I did it again tonight and made pictures to share it with you. It's not the full description of bagging a lining, just this corner, illustrated with pictures and in my own words.

 

Step 1: Mark the corner where front and facing meet. In my example it's easy to see on the facing part, as I in general don't interface the seam allowances. the hem allowance is 5 cm (2 inch). As this is only a sample, the "front" is not completely marked for seam lines.

Sew the front facing  to the front exactly till the marked point.

 

Step 2: The lining is exactly the length of the jacket, no hem allowance needed with the 5 cm hem allowance at the front.

Sew the lining to the front facing untill approximately 5 cm above the hem (marked point)

 

Step 3: sew the lining to the hem with a 1 cm seam (3/8 inch), the stitchline starts a little after the vertical stitchline and stops little before that on the other side.(the book suggests a longer length to be left open, but this is enough). The picture shows the hem at the top!

 

Step 4: Clip to the marked point ONLY on the front of the jacket.

 

Step 5: Fold up the hem of the jacket, right sides together.

 

The lining is folded in between the layers.

 

Step 6: Sew from the marked point to the first stitching of front facing to lining (as described in step 2)

 

This is how it looks  now.

Step 7: Trim the facing/hem where needed, when turned the inside looks like this, the lining has a "jumped hem", which means there is a bit of lining hanging down, which provides extra ease. I know there is another method for this, which does not have a jumped hem, but that's an experiment for another time.

 

Finished front.

 

16 comments:

  1. Thank you for your clear instructions. Your jacket looks great!

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  2. Thanks for the tutorial :) It looks so neat.

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  3. Thank you! I always knew there had to be a way to eliminate the hand sewing at that intersection. I found the directions in a tailoring book but your tutorial makes it even easier to understand!

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  4. I've bookmarked this - I can't get my head around it right now! Your results are lovely, and thank you SO MUCH for documenting your steps. I'll get back to this and master it someday.

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  5. Great instructions! I did this kind of finish on my coat but it's not as neat. I'll refer to your post next time rather to the books I have.

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  6. I'm printing this off to put in my notebook! Thanks so much!

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  7. Ooh, the tricky part! Thanks so much for this helpful information. You know I'll use it.

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  8. This is great! I remember reading a while back about this area in Jackets for Real People, but used Claire Schaefer's High Fashion Sewing Secrets for lining my last coat. The only issue was I didn't see this section covered so that was my only "error" area. I fudged it with handsewing, and will get this right on the next one. At first I was kind of ticked off about this because I was thinking of entering my coat in our community summer fair, however, now I have an excuse to get another coat done and get this area right ;) .

    I really like that you have posted this with real fabric/real project. If I'm remembering correctly, there were just illustrations in the JFRP book, so your blog post will be really helpful.

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  9. I have never been able to figure this out. Thank you SO MUCH for the tutorial.

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  10. Excellent! Thank you for this tutorial. Like Dana your tutorial makes it easy to understand and I'll use your method from now on.
    Cennetta

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  11. Nicely done tutorial! I usually use this method or one very similar for my jackets - it is so much easier and neater.

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  12. Great tutorial! I've been using a very similar method myself!

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  13. Thanks for the tutorial on this. Birgitte recently showed me this method, but I'm glad I now have this visual to refer back to.
    Your jacket turned out beautifully. I love the color too.

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  15. Mil gracias por este tutorial por mucho tiempo lo eh buscado en la WEB y por fin lo encontré!

    Saludos desde México!!

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  16. Mil gracias por este tutorial por mucho tiempo lo eh buscado en la WEB y por fin lo encontré!

    Saludos desde México!!

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