Lining the hem of men’s suit style jacket

Sewing instructions for men’s suit style jacket:

Lining the hem

HEM WITH FACING

dark colour wrong side, grey colour right side of fabricYou attach a narrow piece of facing along the bottom hem of the jacket to make a smooth and good-looking ending.

a) Join hem facing pieces together and over-lock the top edge. Join facing together
b) With right sides facing each other, join the facing to the jacket along the bottom edge. Join facing with jacket body

c) Fold the facing to the inside of the jacket and press edge well, sew up facing.
Fold facing and sew up

ZIP DETAIL

Sew the zip to a hem without facing like this.
a) With right sides facing sew the hem facing to the jacket, making sure the seam allowance sits over the zip alittle.
b) Open up and fold the seam allowance in. Then fold the hem facing up into the inside of the jacket.
c) Sew up the hem.Zip without facing
1 – hem facing
2 – jacket
3 – side seam allowance
4 – front facingZip with facing
Sew the zip to a hem with facing like this:
a) With right sides facing, sew hem facing to the jacket. Make sure the seam allowance sits over the zip and the front facing sits flat while being sewn over.
b) Open up and fold the side seam allowance in. Then fold hem facing up into the inside of the jacket. Press the seam.
c) Sew up the hem again, making sure the front facing sits flat.

2 Responses to Lining the hem of men’s suit style jacket

  1. Gaurav says:

    hi,
    I want to sew a leather jacket. is the cutting of the leather same as cutting out a regular jacket?
    If not, can you please tell me how to do that?
    Please mail me to my id

    • susanne says:

      Cutting and sewing leather is a whole different thing than cutting and sewing fabric. I strongly recommend you to try pattern in fabric first as well as trying to sew other/smaller samples in leather before even starting to think about a jacket.
      Susanne

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