Repair Damaged Clothing and Accessories
Clothing or Handbag With a Worn-Out Lining
For a ripped garment lining: Whether it's in a coat or a skirt, the lining can be repaired with the help of a professional. A small tear in a dress interior
can usually be fixed for less than $10, but if the entire lining needs an overhaul, replacing it can run at least $75. You
might consider removing the lining, but in some cases that can make the garment difficult to wear or alter its structure,
says Jane Rising, manager of training at the International Fabricare Institute, in Laurel, Maryland. Always ask a tailor for
advice before proceeding with an alteration like this.
For a handbag: According to Chris Moore, owner of New York City's Artbag, "A handbag should be relined only if it's a cherished or an indispensible item." Replacing the lining could cost $150 or more, depending on the size of the bag, the material, and the complexity of the design.
Odds of revival: A sure―but potentially expensive―thing.