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Sew a corset

Maryna Laas

Sew a corset
« on: February 06, 2019, 16:43:13 PM »
I wanted to sew a corset, but a friend said that you need to sew bones. What is it and how to sew them?

BrendaP

Re: Sew a corset
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2019, 17:09:52 PM »
You don't 'sew bones' as such, you sew channelling to put bones into.  Historically it would have been pieces of whale bone, but nowadays corset boning is made from steel or plastic.
https://www.sewcurvy.com/corsetmakingsupplies/cat_284669-Corset-Boning.html
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
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Francesca

Re: Sew a corset
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2019, 19:31:38 PM »
Yes you sew channels which you then slide boning into. Either spiral steel or plastic.

If you want to try a first corset, I did the Sophia Underbust from Sew Curvy using a kit last year as my first and found it easier than I expected. Here's the thread: https://thesewingplace.org.uk/index.php/topic,5370.0.html
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