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Date: 9/14/13 1:53 PM

I am taking Kenneth King's jacket class on Craftsy and am making 2 coats. First a fall coat, wool with kasha lining. Second is for winter so I am underlining it with thinsulate.

My problem: Thinsulate cannot be dry cleaned (thanks Sandra Betzina for that important piece of information). I found a nice washable woven fabric that has been aging in my stash so that is fine.

Kasha fabric indicates it should be dry cleaned. Fine for coat number 1, but does anyone know if Kasha Lining can be machine washed? If not, any suggestions for an alternative lining for the thinsulate coat?

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Date: 9/14/13 2:36 PM

I lined my Winter Jacket with Kasha and a nylon interlining (to block wind).

I washed and dried the Kasha before making the jacket and I've washed it a couple of times since then (and hung to dry). It's still holding up and shows no real sign of any wear. Unfortunately I'm going to have to replace the jacket because it is now quite big on me.

I love this jacket -- it's lightweight (as in it doesn't feel heavy to wear) and yet I can wear it outside on a cold Manitoba winter day with a high windchill and still feel toasty warm (at least the parts that are covered by the coat). My one regret is that I didn't make the jacket longer.


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Date: 9/14/13 2:52 PM

Thanks for the info. I was wondering if the dry cleaning was only a suggestion. I also like the suggestion of using nylon to stop the wind.

Great detail in your review. Thanks
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Date: 9/14/13 4:10 PM

You can use thin fleece to interlined your lining for colder weather. Melissa from Fehrtrade did this a few years ago. Here on Long Island I've interlined with well washed cotton flannel for warmth and that was enough. Steinloff and Stoller in NYC carry lambswool interlining and it's airy and very warm and mostly wool. I don't use Kasha because it comes in such limited colors and I like finding interesting silks to make linings from. Some years ago there was a Threads article on making winter coats warm by Kathleen Brenne who lives and sews in Canada so I would think that she knows how to make a warm coat! Anyway, if you have access to the archives for Threads it's worth looking for. She used something for blocking wind on the upper chest and back but I don't remember what it was.
I take it that you are making a full lining for warmth?
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Date: 9/14/13 8:54 PM

Yes,r full lining. I live in Michigan. I will look for the Kathleen Brenne information.

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Date: 9/15/13 1:18 AM

Thanks for the tip about Thinsulate. Planning a winter jacket right now.

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Date: 9/15/13 9:00 AM

Curious... what 'happens' thinsulate when laundered? I have the zipout Thinsulate lining from a long ago gone RTW coat in my stash for possible repurpose in something I sew... Now i am tempted to toss in the wash and see what happens. I expect with the warning maybe it unbonds and bunches into a lumpy mess? this lining is quilted and has flannelette on one side and poly-something on the outside (body side). hmmm a diabolical laundry room experiment is on deck...

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Date: 9/15/13 9:21 AM

I learned about using thinsulate on Sandra Betzina's Power Sewing. She said she sent a coat with thinsulate to the cleaners and it came back "board like". It cannot be pressed and that might be what happened.

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Date: 9/15/13 3:30 PM

I meant polarfleece, not the white stuff for quilting.

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Date: 9/15/13 3:31 PM

The site that sells it says that it is not drycleanable. You can wash it.

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