Local shop doesn't sell bones? Yeah... I know your problem... I made some myself from heavy weight(?) band and old plastic sipper centers.

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Heavy weight band and old plastic sipper centers

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    Aug 19, 2013, 01.03 AMby Fantasywriter

    This is a good idea. I’ve cut plastic milk cartons for boning. It worked great in the dress I made. I actually like it better than real boning I used later with a different dress.

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    Nov 26, 2011, 05.02 PMby n45

    Thank you this will come in handy!

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    Oct 31, 2011, 06.31 AMby miasu

    You could also use zip ties, and just create channels in your garment rather than creating separate casings (unless you just want it in a separate case. You can pick up a package of 100 18" zip ties for about $5, which is a whole lot cheaper than 50 zippers.

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      Oct 31, 2011, 01.18 PMby kkasskkapis

      That’s a good idea!
      (I just had a lot of old zippers lying around… my mom used to work in Coats and brought a huge pile of work home)

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      Oct 31, 2011, 04.25 PMby miasu

      Ah, jealous! Zippers can get so pricey.

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    Oct 26, 2011, 11.23 PMby refutabletruth

    this is very clever!

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    Oct 19, 2011, 08.26 PMby Sylvia Boucher

    What are plastic sipper centers?

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      Oct 20, 2011, 12.12 PMby kkasskkapis

      Umm.. the center part of the sipper that like… zips together. From plastic. (I really don’t know how to explain it better sry)

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      Oct 20, 2011, 08.46 PMby patti-r

      She means zipper.

      Unique Idea!! Probably more comfortable than some boning,

      I was stuck for small boning and actually used cable ties/also called zip ties, one time, look like this different widths used 1/4 inch by 11 inch:

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