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« on: January 31, 2008 11:48:17 AM »

I began making this corset belt/ waist clincher but i've hit a problem. I'll explain what i tried to do first, I wanted to make a wide belt with boning and lacing up the back much like an underbust corset. I began by making my outerlayer (the pink satin) i then made my inside layer (the purple upholsetry fabric) yeah i know it's for chairs but i don't have anything else. I then attached boning to the wrong side of my purple layer, pinned the purple and pink layers right side together and sewed them up. Now my problem is the bottom hem...i don't know how to do it? I thought about sewing it inside out but i don't know if this would work?

This is the front

This is the inside

This is me holding it where it's going to sit and how it's going to look....all i need is to close the bottom, whch is were my problem lies.

I would be so greatful for your help!

« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2008 12:58:40 PM »

you could either turn it inside out, sew the bottom seam then turn it back out (if you have left both ends open), or you could simply bind top & bottom with bias binding - satin always looks good on corsets


« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2008 02:08:39 PM »

I'd use a cool length of fabric ribbon. Or you could iron the edges in and sew them together.

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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2008 02:19:51 PM »

I would go with bias binding

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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2008 03:41:37 PM »

I have made a corset Before and I would use Bias tape. you Just fold is in the bias and sew closed. It gives it a nice finish and also pads the boning eadge some. Smiley Hope this helps.

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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2008 10:23:57 PM »

In the corset I made, it had 2 pieces, the front hook and eyed together and the back laced up. It had me sew together 3 sides, the top, bottom, and one side, then I turned under the other side and topstitched.  I would think you could do something similar, also they had me surround where the grommets would be with boning, the reinforce it I guess. It had me topstitch a channel and put the boning in the channel, then close up the hole in the bottom, but it reinforced where the grommets were. It sounds a little confusing trying to write it out.
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