Lining fabric is a term that refers to a set of fabrics that are put into a variety of clothing, ranging from skirts and trousers to gowns, jackets, and coats. These textiles can be composed of natural or synthetic fibres and range in transparency to opacity. Lining fabric’s function is to make your clothing more wearable, long-lasting, and comfy. They are often light and smooth or silky in texture. However, not all things must be lined. It is used to make a clothing less see-through, to provide warmth and longevity, to make the interior of the clothing soft and comfortable to the touch, to offer a luxury accent to a garment, to enhance the structure of a costume, and to cover seams, stuffing, interfacing, and so on. A lining, whether solid or patterned, can give diversity to a garment, such as a polka dot lining, patterned lining, or Jacquard lining. Whether you’re a tailor, an amateur sewer, or a ready-to-wear producer, the lining will typically be sewn individually into the sleeves and body. Silk, viscose, acetate, polyester, and rayon are some of the most often used fibres for lining fabrics. In many respects, the fibre type is the most important factor: it determines how your lining feels to the touch, how it sews and drapes, how it breathes, and – last but not least – the pricing point.