What is the difference between lining and interlining - Garments Manufacturing

Posted by Firoz Kabir on Thursday, January 9, 2014 0

Sometimes we confuse with lining and interlining in case of garments manufacturing. For making garments we frequently use these two materials to different types of cloths. At first we should clear, 
what is lining or interlining?

Lining: Piece of fabric which is used as the subsidiary fabric under main fabrication or shell fabric to make the garment useful for cold countries or as warm cloth. Usually knit fabric, Sherpa or Fleece fabric is used as lining. Lining is generally used to trouser, jacket, over coat, coat or any warm cloth at the main body, collar portion or at sleeve of a garment. Don’t confuse lining with padding which is another piece of material used as middle part of jacket as well as coat. Single jersey knit fabrics is used with denim fabric as lining where rib fabrics are frequently used at waist band or cuff at bottom of any trouser.





Interlining: It is one kind of trims that is used in between two layers of fabric in garments to reinforce and support as well as through controlling areas of garments and retain the actual shape of garments. This material attaches to garments through either sewing or heating arrangement. Two types of interlining are used in garments making and they are Fusible Interlining and Sewn or non fusible interlining. Fusible interlining is very popular due to many reasons where resin coating interlining is common and required temperature for fusible interlining is 160-170 degree centigrade. Iron machine you can use to attach the interlining with fabric but for bulk production you have to take help of fusing machine.

We can see from above two discussions that lining may be any kind of fabric attaching with main body fabric as extra whereas interlining is very fine piece of material used between two layers of fabric to reinforce and keep original shape of garments. Therefore, we are very clear that lining and interlining is totally two different material and their function as well as using areas are also different.

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Md. Firoz Kabir(M.Sc in Textile Engineering)

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