Lining tutorial J006 Parka - Part 1

Today I propose a tutorial to add a lining to parka # J006 to finish the inside and to make it it warmer for the colder temperatures. If you do not have the pattern, get it here ! If you already have it, I still advise you to read the complete tutorial before you start anything. It will be cut into two parts, one covering on supplies and pattern amendments and the other part will guide you through the making of the jacket.

Knits are not suitable. Opt for a fabric according to the type of climate you live in. Also, consider washing and drying by choosing a similar fiber for the outer layer and lining. A micropolar or Sherpa wool will be ideal for colder temperatures while a light cotton fabric will not add protection from the cold. The lining will therefore be used to improve the interior of the parka only. The fabric yardage will be the same as the outer layer if the two fabrics are the same width. Narrower fabrics will require extra lengths.

You will not need the twill tape, however, all the other supplies mentioned are required. If you do not have the heavy duty thread, you can use the triple stitch to accentuate the topstitching. This type of stitch repeats three times each point that it makes and you will get a more visible and thick stitching using the all-purpose thread.

Pocket and flap parts will not be used in the lining. Before cutting the remaining pattern pieces in the lining, draw a line indicating the hem fold line and the fold intake on the following parts:

3- Lower back, draw a line at 25 mm from the top edge and then mark the fold intake at 25 mm from the bottom edge, without including the slit.

4- Back top, draw a line at 25 mm from the bottom edge.

5- Front, draw two lines perpendicular to the center front next to notches 2 and then mark the hem fold line at 25 mm from the bottom edge.

6- Sleeve, draw a line at 25 mm from the bottom edge.

7 & 8- Hood and yoke, draw a line at 25 mm from the center front edges.

Then, fold each piece of the pattern on these lines to remove the fold intake and hem allowances. On the front piece, be sure to fold the pattern so that the waist fold lines are on top of each other. Since the curved hem of the lower back can not be folded, use a ruler and draw the line directly on the fabric once the fabric pieces are cut.

Use the cutting layout included with the pattern to arrange the pieces on the fabric.

Click here for the second part of this tutorial.