Author Topic: Canvas or Interface for Rain Coat  (Read 668 times)


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Canvas or Interface for Rain Coat
« on: September 11, 2019, 12:40:48 AM »

I'm in the process of making myself a custom raincoat and I had a question regarding the collar.  What kind of canvas or interfacing do people generally use for the collar and lapel on rain coats.  I'm assuming it would not be a good idea to pad stitch pieces of canvas to the lapel and collar.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I'm aiming for a collar like this one in the picture.


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Re: Canvas or Interface for Rain Coat
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2019, 08:13:43 AM »
Hi d0cwh0...

It mostly depends on what sell fabric you are using. I had the pleasure of taking a 1950's London Fog coat apart and there was nothing attached to the outer shell at all. However, the facing had an interlining attached to it all around, but not fused. A cut to bias loosely woven band was sewn aronud the shell. The same was actually sewn to the undercollar by means of a zigzagging topstith and to he back af the collarband by rows of stitches at 5mm distance. I suppose to raise the seams slightly. Mind you; at that time starch as well as "repellant" were used by drycleaners as a service...
Frankly, in your place I would just use a fusable for undercollar, facing and collarband and if the fabric is stable, leave it at that and sew a bias silesia or similar to the outer shell...

Cheers, Hendrick