I have a couple new pairs of black dress trousers and would like to keep them hole-free as long as possible. I need some practical assistance on the subject of sewing a lining into the crotch area.
As described in this thread
, my upper thighs rub together when I walk and eventually cause that area of my trousers to wear out.
I'd like to do some preventative work on these new pairs. A couple commenters within that same thread suggested lining the trousers on the inside to keep holes at bay on the outside.
I have some "slippery" material I can use for the lining. I don't know what the name of the material is; it looks like what this shiny prom dress
is made of... only it's black.
Should I cut out big ovals, lay them over (what will be) the affected areas and sew all the way around the edges so they're fixed in place? Or should I just stitch in the corners or at the top so the inner patches slide against the outer trouser material?
Should I just cut one big swath of fabric and do the whole crotch area? Or two pieces, one in each leg?
How exactly does this method prevent fraying, anyway? I can't quite understand why it works.