LINING A SWEATER
- In this tutorial I’ll show you how to line a sweater.
- Lining a sweater will keep the shape in tact and give added warmth.
- Suggested fabric for lining a sweater is cotton jersey or acetate, the stretch in the fabric will be malleable and will adjust to the stretch in the knitted sweater.
Always wash the sweater before lining to allow for shrinkage.
1: Fold sweater in two and place on top of lining.
- (You don’t have to measure) Cut the outline of the sweater leaving approximately 1 1/2 inch
- (1/2″ seam allowance and 1″ for ease).
2: Cut the back as one piece.
3: Cut the front same as back but leave it open down the front.
4: Stitch back and front lining together and clip under arm for ease.
5: Pin lining to sweater and hand hem around the neck, down the front, the bottom and around the sleeve.
- There may be excess fabric because the lining is cut bigger than the sweater, if this happens make small tucks in the center back neckline and at the bottom back of the lining.
- If there is more excess you can make small tucks as you hem the lining manipulating the fabric as you go to make it fit.
(The excess fabric is okay because the lining has to be slightly bigger than the sweater)
- The lining will not lie flat because it has to be slightly bigger than the actual sweater.
finished lined sweater