Cloth, Tweed, or Serge Suitable Linings French Canvas

This canvas (string colour) is used for interlining the fronts of coats, waistcoats, collars, revers, flaps of pockets, etc., to give them the necessary firmness.

It can be had in two thicknesses - the finer make is the more suitable for ladies' tailoring.

It can be obtained from any good tailor's trimming shop, at 6d. per yard.

There is also a white canvas made, for interlining white coats, etc.

Linen (black or white)

This is used as an interlining for strengthening buttonholes, and for placing under buttons, to strengthen the openings and the corners of pockets, to form a bridle to prevent the crease edge of the revers from stretching out of shape, to give firmness to the cuff or the bottom of sleeves; also as an interlining to the hem of skirts requiring extra firmness, and to be placed under any part of the garment which is to be ornamented with machine stitching, so that the stitches may be raised to the surface.

The linen should be of a firm make, but not heavy or stiff. It can be had from any good draper's, and costs from about 8d. per yard.

Tacking Cotton

This can be bought in large reels of 1,000 yards for 2|d. and 3|d., according to the thickness.

So much tacking is necessary in good tailoring that it is extravagant to use good sewing cotton for it.

Machine Silk

Quarter-ounce reels of coloured silks are best, as they can be had in different numbers, price 4 1/2d. per reel. One-ounce reels of black silk are the most economical, and cost from about is. 4 1/2d. per reel.

Buttonhole Twist

This is sold by the yard or in penny reels. The twist on the reels is only made in one thickness, but that sold by the yard is of various thicknesses, and costs from a penny a yard, according to size.

Linen Thread

This thread is used (twisted and waxed) in the working of tailor's buttonholes, and it should match the twist in colour as nearly as possible.

It is sold in skeins, and can be had at any good tailor's trimming shop.