How to line a hood with a cotton jersey

How to line a hood with a cotton jersey

Learn how to line the hood of your garment with a lighter fabric such as cotton jersey and how to give it a clean and finished look! This step-by-step tutorial is perfect for any time of the year.

How to mark the lining on the hood?

1️. Measure the hem allowance width from the hood hemline towards the inside of the hood and mark a parallel line on the wrong side.

2️. Measure 1 cm (3/8”) to the right to mark the edge of the hood lining.

How to attach the lining to the hood?

1️. Stitch the lining and hood pieces in pairs along the center edge.

2️. Match the front edges of the hood and lining right sides together. Pin and stitch the lining to the hood along the edge.

3️. Fold the seam allowances towards the lining and understitch at 2 mm from the seam. Mark the hemline on the right side of the hood. Fold the hem allowance to the wrong side of the hood along the marked line, hand-baste, and press in place.

4️. Next, adjust the lining to fit the smaller size of the inside of the hood by following the easy tips:

  • Smooth out the lining, remove the extra volume by pleating the lining along the center seam, and pin in place.
  • Transfer the marks to the wrong side of the lining along the seam. Draw a smooth line and stitch along it. Trim the seam allowance down to 1 cm (3/8”) from the seam. Press the seam flat, press the seam allowances open.

5️. Smooth out the lining inside the hood, align the neckline edges. Trim the excess lining along the neckline edge.

6️. Working on the wrong side, secure the hood and hood lining together at two spots along the center seam.

7️. Stitch the lining to the hood along the neckline edge.

Try this technique on one of the Vikisews hoodie patterns.

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