Like most people who sew I'll take a new project over an alteration or repair anyday, but sometimes it really is worth it.
I have a well loved (and worn) leather jacket, who's lining was very shot. Having relined a beloved wool coat worn during college a few years post, I knew it was a job I could tackle.
Having a coat relined professionally is cost prohibitive.
Doing it myself it was done in 3 days and the cost was just $10 for a perfect piece of lining.
I carefully removed the old lining:
As you can see it really needed being replaced. I certainly couldn't take it off in front of a customer anymore.
Used it as a pattern to cut the new lining. It's not always the recommended way to go, but it worked out fine.
I picked up the lining at Fabrics Garden on 39th . I usually go there for inexpensive fabrics to use for lining. A lovely silver twill for $5.00 a yard.
The label and the hang chain were carefully replaced.
My very useful jacket, for the current weather, is now being worn again.