Oh, the Tuxedo. The classic bastion of a man being fancy! Today, I’m going to show you how to quickly add some lining to the front of tux slacks. This lining gives extra structure, and prevents the knee area from becoming stretched out during wearing. This ensures a clean, crisp pant all night long.

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Tux pants and pattern, heavier-weight lining

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    May 2, 2010, 02.23 PMby kelepso

    What is considered the “self”? I have a cotton fabric I’d like to make pants with and since it’s relatively thin, I’d like to line both sides. Thanks.

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      Nov 5, 2010, 01.47 PMby rachelnyc

      The “self” is the fabric shown on the outside of a garment. The term “self” is used most often in a lined garment, or when there is multiple fabrics used in one garment. In your case, cotton is both the self and lining. I hope that helps!

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      Nov 5, 2010, 03.29 PMby kelepso

      Yes. That helps. Thank you!

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    Apr 20, 2009, 01.40 AMby nehmah

    Great How-to. This is also a good option for men and women who have muscular thighs and tend to wear out the inside of the legs, below the crotch. I do line the back also if the inside of the legs show wear to the fabric. Men who are wrestlers or weightlifters often have this problem. I use Bemberg rayon lining as it seems to work better for this purpose.

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