FAQ: How To Sew A Coat With Fleece Interlining?

How to Make the Warmest Coat Ever: Interlining with Thinsulate

Clare demonstrates how to sew with Thinsulate interlining, which is ideal for Clare’s Clare Coat or any other coat pattern.


Thinsulate is a quilted, polyester-filled batting designed to add warmth to outerwear and sleeping bags in a variety of weights. Unless you live in the arctic tundra, I recommend using the 70 or 100 gram weight for coat making.


If your coat is too tight, consider going up a size. Interlining the lining eliminates bulk around design details like pockets and darts, and you can also use wool batting or lambswool if you don’t want to use synthetic material.


Cut the Thinsulate using your lining pieces, then align and stitch them together just inside the seam allowances with a walking foot to keep the layers from shifting. This technique works for any interlining material, so you can use lambswool or primaloft in the same way.

What is the best lining for a coat?

Suit jackets and trousers should have viscose, cupro, or bemberg linings; silk is also a good option. Knit garments should have stretch linings, such as fine jersey or tricot. Fall and winter coats should have fleece, fake fur, Sherpa, or quilted linings for extra warmth; silk satin or acetate lining for decorative purposes.

What is the warmest lining for a coat?

Quilted lining is the warmest option for coats because the batting traps air. Most are acetate or polyester and require dry cleaning. Flannel-backed lining (also known as fleece-backed lining) is the stiffest option but has a silky side to slip over clothes.

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Can a tailor add lining to a coat?

This is where tailors can help, as they can add lining to any garment, including your lovely see-through tops.

Is muslin good for lining?

Muslin can be used to make clothing, upholstery, curtains, and sewing patterns, as well as the backing or lining for quilts. Muslin is (and was) used to make test garments before more expensive fabric was used.

What is the best jacket for extreme cold?

Table of Winter Jacket Comparisons

Jacket Price Fill
The North Face McMurdo Parka $349 550-fill down
REI Co-op Stormhenge 850 $249 850-fill down

Is fleece warmer than wool?

Unless you’re wearing a fleece with built-in wind-resistant insulation, wool provides better wind insulation. Fleece and wool are warmer, more water-resistant, warmer when wet, and wick perspiration better than cotton.

What is the best fabric for winter coats?

Here’s a list of the warmest clothing materials for that perfect winter coat if you’re not sure what to look for:

  1. Wool is the first material that comes to mind when discussing winter coats.
  2. Faux Fur.
  3. Nylon.
  4. Hemp.
  5. Flannel.
  6. Cashmere.
  7. Mohair.
  8. Cotton.

Why is fusible interlining better than sewing interlining?

Sewn interlinings are made by starching a piece of fabric, allowing it to dry, and then sewing it to the main fabric. Fusible interlinings have a better overall performance than sewn interlinings, and the fusing technique is easier.

What is the difference between lining and underlining?

Linings are frequently used when the outer layer, such as a rough tweed cloth, is uncomfortable next to the skin; underlining can also be used to line a garment; for example, lace fabric is frequently ‘flat mounted’ onto lining and then constructed as a single layer.

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What is bump interlining?

Bump is the heaviest, bulkiest interlining, loosely woven and weighing about 400-350gsm, usually made of 100% cotton and available in standard or pre-shrunk versions (we use pre-shrunk to help reduce movement and shrinkage issues).

How do you make a jacket lining pattern?

You Can Make Your Own Lining Pattern If You Can Trace, Measure, and Trim

  1. Step 1: Trace the jacket front.
  2. Step 2: Overlay the facing onto the jacket front.
  3. Step 3: Draw a line on the jacket front at the inside edge of the facing.
  4. Step 4: Make the seam allowance.

How do you sew a lining hem on a jacket?

Organize the lining of your jacket

  1. Sew lining and jacket shells together.
  2. On lining, leave one side seam open.
  3. On jacket, turn up hem and baste 1/4 in.
  4. Sew lining to jacket’s front edges and hem.
  5. Pin, then sew, jacket to lining along front and neck edges to opposite hem crease, starting at crease formed by hem fold, with jacket on top.

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