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Lining: fabric used on the underside of piece of clothing.

Lining purposes: to make a piece of clothing more opaque, to hide interior construction of a garment and/or to make a garment easier to put on (lining is often a slippery sort of fabric).

Lining also can aid in making lovely clean necklines.


  • Lining is always a lighter weight fabric than the fashion fabric.
  • Choose a lining fabric that is compatible with the fashion fabric and type of garment- usually lightweight cotton lining for a cotton dress, or silk, polyester or rayon for a jacket.
  • Remember that lining can be tricky to sew on if slippery. Pin a lot and use a the right needle.

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