Change the lining of a coat

How to change the lining of a coat ?

Introduction
With the passing of time it is possible that the lining of our coat preferred suffer some damage. Especially if used on a daily basis, our coat could bring a few holes in the liner . How many times it happened to lose keys, coins and anything else inside the pockets? So we are faced with two choices: throw the entire coat and buy a new one, or groped to save it because you’re too loyal. If we choose the second alternative , the only solution would be to change the lining in order to use again. In this article we will see how to change the lining of a coat without necessarily having to throw away.

Necessary

Make sure you have on hand:

  • Coat
  • Lining new
  • Brooches
  • Sharp scissors
  • Plaster seamstress
  • Sewing machine
  • Extensive table
  1. The first thing to do to change the lining to a coat is necessary to remove the old linerdamaged coat. We are careful not to tear while detach. This fact will serve as a model for the new lining that we will achieve. If it is damaged, it would become difficult for us to use it. So we pull away carefully all the seams, even those that hold together the various pieces of the old lining. In this way we will have many loose sheets that will form our model. Not to confuse their order, it is always better to number them.
  2. Roll out on a work surface the cloth we have chosen for the new lining, tightly stretched and stretched. We support over the various sheets that make up the old lining that we have just disconnected. Procuriamoci a special tailor’s chalk, easily found in common haberdashery. With this we draw the outline of the old lining on the new, leaving about two cm at the edges to the seams. With a pair of scissors cut along the edges that we track. Let’s make sure that the scissors are sharpened, otherwise sfilaccerebbero the fabric.
  3. We sew the sleeves, then the sides and finally the sides. To facilitate our task, we will follow the order that we established at the beginning with the numbering of the sheets. We pin with the pins and sew all the way around with the help of the small point.We slip sleeves lining inside the coat and sew even wrists. Then we pin the shoulders with two points inside, otherwise the lining will not adhere well to the fabric of the coat.So we support the coat on the table , making sure to spread it well. Now all that remains is sewing the lining the edge of the coat itself, and we will see that we have successfully saved our favorite coat.

How to sew a coat spring

How to sew a coat spring ?

When you put aside the coats winter, with the arrival of summer , is the right time to pull out of the closet spring coats, worn especially in the evening, back when the climate is not that it can turn with sleeve shirts court . If this spring have decided not to buy more coats, but instead want to build one with your hands, follow the procedure below , which will explain how to sew a spring coat , in a not too complicated, but it requires some attention to give results excellent.

  1. To begin with you’ll need a fabric large and obviously this will be different depending on your actions or you’ll have to carry your coat for a child or an adult. Then go to a store specializing in scraps and ask them to recommend a suitable fabric to make the coat. Choose the color and decor that will attract it and get more then a few meters, at least two high and two wide. Buy also a Spanish cotton, making sure that the color is for the fabric you have chosen and the buttons, the number varying according to the length of the coat you want to accomplish. 
    Now get yourself a pattern of a spring coat with the style that you like more. Some patterns can be downloaded for free, but usually are versions a bit ‘dated: so if you want a coat quite modern contact sites or specialty shops and choose the one best suited to your forms.
  2. Once you buy the pattern, you take your measurements and modeled on the special paper size for your height. Cut out the shapes you drew on the fabric and spillatele purchased. Before selecting, always remember to leave some room that will serve to make the seams : then cut the fabric, leaving at least two centimeters of margin and remove from this paper that you have previously tapped. Once cut out all the pieces needed to complete the spring coat, proceed with the baste the pieces to each other, starting with the bust, then moved to the sleeves. Then add the two pieces of the bust, sewing the sides and shoulders, and remember to leave one space open in the latter, to be able to insert the sleeves and add also the neck coat. Then close the sleeves with the basting thread, so as to give them the tubular form and then add them to the bust. Now switch to make the edges of the sleeves and the end of the coat and to recross Provide the seams made ​​by hand with a sewing machine. When everything will be sewn, practice of the holes to realize the slots and embroidered the edges of these in order to strengthen them. Remember to make them of suitable size for the buttons that you have purchased. On the other side of the coat buttons add instead, in perfect correspondence with the slots and try to close the entire coat. If you close without problem you have finished the job, but otherwise you will need to widen or narrow the slots, as needed.
  3. Once you buy the pattern, you take your measurements and modeled on the special paper size for your height. Cut out the shapes you drew on the fabric and spillatele purchased. Before selecting, always remember to leave some room that will serve to make the seams : then cut the fabric, leaving at least two centimeters of margin and remove from this paper that you have previously tapped. Once cut out all the pieces needed to complete the spring coat, proceed with the baste the pieces to each other, starting with the bust, then moved to the sleeves. Then add the two pieces of the bust, sewing the sides and shoulders, and remember to leave one space open in the latter, to be able to insert the sleeves and add also the neck coat. Then close the sleeves with the basting thread, so as to give them the tubular form and then add them to the bust. Now switch to make the edges of the sleeves and the end of the coat and to recross Provide the seams made ​​by hand with a sewing machine. When everything will be sewn, practice of the holes to realize the slots and embroidered the edges of these in order to strengthen them. Remember to make them of suitable size for the buttons that you have purchased. On the other side of the coat buttons add instead, in perfect correspondence with the slots and try to close the entire coat. If you close without problem you have finished the job, but otherwise you will need to widen or narrow the slots, as needed.

 

How to make a new coat used

How to make a new coat used ?

Introduction
If you found in the depths of your wardrobe a nice coat that store and preserve it for a long time you can try to make it back even if it is a coat that you used a lot and that, currently, it is presented with a somewhat ‘consumed. You can make as a new coat used, bought in a vintage shop or in a nice antique market . But a few useful tips , in fact, will allow you to wear your coat used as if it had just come out of a fashion magazine and modern clothing. Here is a guide that will give you some good advice to find out how to make a new coat used in a few, easy steps.

Necessary

Make sure you have on hand:

  • Needle and thread
  • Pins jewelry
  • Ribbons of velvet or brocade
  • Hot glue
  1.  To make it as a new coat used and make a creative and hard-working operation “makeover” beautiful coat , it begins with the mending any, minor damage to the fabric of your coat: small holes, seams a bit ‘slow, edges or neck the sleeves a bit ‘worn. Also pays attention to the internal lining of your coat used: it is elegant to wear a coat apparently flawless but that hides a lining worn or, worse still, ripped! With needle and thread , fix every little flaw in your coat used: this first operation will greatly help to make as your new coat.
  2. To make your coat used as new, you can also decide to apply some decorations, no doubt, make your old coat very elegant and feminine.If you have some pins jewelry , for example, made ​​from bright colored stones, gems and crystals, you can apply one or more pins on the collar of your coat, giving the coat looks a bit ‘retro but very elegant and chic.If you are good at sewing and embroidery, then, you can embroider your initials on the collar, or decorate the sleeves of your coat used with designs of flowers, branches and leaves. A cotton thread embroidery, colored or laminated, will make your coat very elegant.
  3. Finally, another simple creative operation that will make it as your new coat will be used to cover any flanges worn, for example, the edges of the sleeves, with the velvet ribbons , lace or brocade. You can sew the ribbon with small points of cotton yarn in the same color, or help with dots of hot glue. The decorated borders make your old coat used a real gem, unique in the world.

 

How to choose the perfect coat

How to choose the perfect coat ?

And ‘spending most challenging of the season, but will accompany us throughout’ winte

Here are the four main characteristics you need to pay attention to the choice of coat: 

1.FABRIC – Forget the coats made ​​with raw materials of poor quality, such as polyester blend. Shops flights are not the best place to buy a boss like that. Touch him, a soft and silky touch is always a sign of quality materials. A wool coat should be 100%, even better if in cashmere wool. The higher the percentage, the more clearly will the value of your coat. Good materials do not deteriorate with time, but to maintain itself in need of care.Then brush the first coat to fit it in. 

2. STYLE – The coat pattern must be chosen according to your physical type. Best not to exceed knee length if you are not high, on the contrary if the stature let you do it considered overcoat to the ankle, keep warm and are of great scenic view. Double to avoid if you are a bit ‘overweight or very curvy, as well as fabrics that are too thick. Better in this case models cut bag, without lapels or lapel of discrete measurement or the slender coats with clean lines. If you are thin, waisted models that break the figure and create softness on the bottom they are perfect.

 3. FIT – Pay attention to the cut and fit the characteristics of your coat. Try it closed and opened and choose a model that is well unfastened. Consider the fact that the coat you wear in winter, even when it is very cold: make sure it is soft enough that we can put under heavy sweaters and jackets without sounding too struts or too bundled up. Cab test not forget to bend your elbow to make sure it does not pull his sleeve and that allows easy movement of the arms. 

4. COLOR The color is certainly that aspect of the coat that suffers most fashions, but an outerwear like that is going to last for several seasons, so the boater shades that best fits your complexion and hair choosing palette classics .Navy, gray, beige, brown and black never go out of fashion. Are perfect shades of brown for brunettes and redheads, possibly green undergrowth for the latter, the camel is ideal for blondes, as well as the gray light. For blackberries dall’incarnato clear nothing better than a deep blue. Black is a classic, of course, but tends to be a color that blends with other less shade of your clothing, unless to dress in shades of gray, black and white. The effect is definitely more formal than in other cases. If you can deal with a second coat choose it in light colors, reserved especially in the evening: a wonderful white coat is the most apt in the dark of a night elegant. As for all the other colors (whether red, blue or fantasy) let your third coat. The suggestions come from privategriffe , the site of second-hand first choice, with many trendy offerings of used controlled quality. If you want to choose your coat.