Quick trick for sewing boning channels in corsets.

Marking a zillion boning channels when I'm making a corset is kind of a pain, especially in this case where the corset was white! As I was using 1/2" boning for this project, I decided to try my sewing machine's quilting bar instead of marking every channel. It worked! Just make sure that you have your center front lines marked first and keep an eye on your stitching line because if it starts to wobble each line will get even more wobbly as you go.

Note, I took the photo after I finished the project and all of the channels were already sewn. :)

Technique Materials

Corset, thread, sewing machine, quilt bar attachment

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    Oct 13, 2011, 05.47 AMby Mia Andersen

    I sew, custom, well-made, waist-training, corsets professionally.

    I’ve always sewn the channels with the boning in, and sewn down the side of them with a zipper foot.

    This is super easy, the zipper foot just glides along it, keeping everything nice and straight, nice and tight (to keep the bones from warping) and it saves time later when you’d otherwise have to thread them all in.

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    Jul 27, 2011, 07.44 PMby gennieb

    This has made my life SO much easier! I am a burlesque dancer and I make all my own costumes. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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    Mar 24, 2010, 01.59 AMby crstylestudio

    Great trick!! thanks for sharing

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    Feb 27, 2010, 11.58 AMby Passiona Cottee

    Cool! Great time-saver!

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