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I need to flat line wth Thinsulate
whats the best way
Dana Cetz
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Date: 2/27/14 9:28 PM

Long story short-
first I want to sandwich the thinsulate between 2 nude linings.

Then I was going to flat line.

Whats the best way?

IF I flat line wont that change the hand of fabric?

Also wouldn't I need to make it in the next size larger?

I want to have something lie a Raschel lightweight lacey knit cardigan. I could make a completely nude slightly snugger nude therm lined separate cardigan. Than have the Raschal lace cardigan go over it.

What I am trying to do is have a summery type look that has hidden layers of thinsulate for clothing I want to make for myself and people like me who suffer from the air conditioning in summer.

Any ideas would be most helpful.


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Date: 2/27/14 10:14 PM

What does 'flat line' mean?
Im guessing you're not referring to a loss of heart muscle activity.

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Date: 2/27/14 11:13 PM

Same here. I was thinking 911!

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Date: 2/27/14 11:15 PM

Flat line makes me think of heart failure too! But my sympathies on being in an office, and stuck under a freezing cold A/C vent blowing down on you too, that has happened to me a lot.

I don't think that plan will work though, just since thinsulate does not stretch most times real great and to try to make a not seen or noticed liner for a open knit sweater of it, would be pretty iffy with it and not working too good. and just make you look a bunch of sizes larger than normal too maybe.

Knit real silk long underware is pretty thin, and stretchy and warm though, maybe you could get a skin colored top of one of those, and just cut it down the center front, and sew it into a lacy knit sweater, kind of like an extra skin tone liner in it, like that though.

Sometimes, if you are the only one that is cold and climb up on your desk and the only vent is up above it, and you are the only one stuck under that vent, if you just even use a piece of folded carboard to "re-direct that airflow" onto someone else's cubicle, then all of a sudden, it's better for you and that other person whom did not believe it was too cold before, now starts feeling like you do too. That does some good sometimes, more people to complain, and gets the air flow off you too! I have done that before.

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Date: 2/27/14 11:27 PM

Thanks for the ideas

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Date: 2/28/14 8:59 AM

I sew thinsulate - or its cheaper no-name alternative - into a lot of my ooutdoor coats. It is very cold here in Ontario!
I wrote a blog post with some tips on doing this ...Aft Agley

Basically, trim, trim, trim, those seam allowances and interline the lining not the main fabric. Also, I find the thinsulate feels stiff until I wash the item several times.

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Date: 2/28/14 11:33 AM

I would just make a cardigan of the thinsulate so it can be worn under more than one sweater selection. Then cardigan could be washed often where a sweater may have to be drycleaned and not as often if the "lining" is removable.

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Date: 2/28/14 11:36 AM

I would use a layer of microfleece for the insulation.

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Date: 2/28/14 11:52 AM

I second the idea of using microfleece. Nothing is as warm for me as this. In fact, if it were me, I'd just buy (or sew) a microfleece jacket or cardigan. I wear this stuff all winter here in Montana and it's the only thing that keeps me warm enough.
BTW, we're having blizzard conditions here right now.



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Date: 2/28/14 1:23 PM

Polartec wicking fabrics are warm but very light and flexible, terrific on their own but possible as liners. I'd suggest getting Item#: 1249 - Wicking Swatch Set from therainshed.com

It will include some delightful things, like swatches of Powerdry Mesh,, Silkweight Wicking, and Textured Wicking Polyester. These are soooo nice to touch.

Thinsulate has a strange hand and while a suitable liner for a boxy jacket, it is maybe not the best thing for a little lightweight cardigan.
-- Edited on 2/28/14 2:37 PM --

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