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How to Insert Boning into a Bodice


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Video Duration: 19 minutes 53 seconds

You’ll love this video if:

  • You are sewing a garment that requires boning
  • You are unsure of how to attach boning to a bodice
  • You want to learn how to sew boning to a lining
  • You’d like to learn how to create a casing

Techniques Demonstrated in this Video:

  • How to prepare your boning before sewing
  • How sew a boning casing in the lining itself
  • How to position the boning correctly and how to properly sew in place


In this video, Meg Healy will show you how to insert boning into a garment bodice. Boning holds the structure of the bodice in place and keeps it from slipping or falling down. Boning is necessary when constructing a fitted strapless bodice, such as a bustier or corset! Meg will show you two useful techniques for sewing boning to a garment.

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About the Expert:

Meg Healy began to sew at the age of 12, where she began experimenting with fabric and seams on her Brother little domestic sewing machine. Studying at both Fanshawe College and Parsons the New School for Design in NYC, Meg gained the technical skills in pattern making and advanced sewing that led to a number of awards for her design and construction skills. Before becoming the Online Editor of BurdaStyle.com Meg worked as a pattern making intern for Vera Wang. Meg also launched her own highly unique clothing line consisting of fashion-forward spandex leggings in 2010.