I’ll be sewing together a new reversible corset training belt in the coming weeks -and, wait for it, I’ll be doing it as a ‘Sew Along’ project! So you can learn how to make a corset belt with me by getting the free corset pattern here – Free-corset-pattern and literally sewing along day by day. So grab your corset pattern and print it off your home printer, then you can start looking at materials and collecting everything together.
I’ve bought some gorgeous shot silk dupioni fabric, not an ideal corsetry fabric but with such a small corset, wrinkling should be minimal and I plan to ruffle the front panel anyway. More on that when we get into the making. Heres the silk which I’ll be using for the outer fabric with the coutil lining.
So for now just raid your fabric cupboards!
- You’ll need a tiny bit of fabric for this corset pattern as its super small. A quarter meter will be enough.
- A quarter meter of coutil for lining
- 6 spiral bones for a single boned corset or 12 for double boned seams + 4 sprung steel bones for the lacing (or 2 lacing bones if you can get them). Sizes will be between 10 and 19cm, print the pattern in your size and measure the seams minus a half inch or 1.2cm.
- 20 eyelets + setting tool
- 2-3 meter laces