Monday, May 9, 2011

Random sewing tip!

Making something that requires light boning but don't have any on hand? Here are some cheap alternatives that you might have lying around the house.

~Plastic milk jugs cut into strips
~Plastic straps used to secure heavy boxes (I'll be using these for a pair of arm bracers)
~Heavy duty zip ties
~Pretty much anything sturdy enough not to collapse on itself, but light and flexible enough to move with you!

What you shouldn't use
~Anything metal unless you want to soften the ends (for corseting they're dipped in a special melted plastic)
~Cardboard (it'll fall faster than a drunk girl's panties)
~Nothing. Seriously. If you're making something that calls for inside support then it NEEDS inside support! I know you're giving me funny looks, but you don't know how many times I've seen someone skip boning because they thought it would work.

Remember, boning isn't just for corsets. I find that adding a little boning to a set of arm bracers and boot covers really help with the look.

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