Posted on Sunday, August 14th, 2011 at 2:39 pm
Just another Tips &TricksSkill Level: Beginner
I’ve been a huge fan of jumbo plastic cable ties as corset boning for a long time. The only real downside to them is that they can get sharp corners when you cut them, and those corners will eat through fabric over time. I used to file them down with a nail-file, but that takes time. There’s a faster, easier way….
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Posted on Friday, August 20th, 2010 at 3:00 pm
Just another Cheater HemSkill Level: Beginner
The “selvedge” (not “salvage”, which is what I always thought my mother was saying) edge of the fabric is created as the fabric is woven on the loom, as the weft is taken back and forth. It’s a completely finished edge. Wise use of selvedge edges can make your costuming life much easier, but you need to know when you can and can’t use it. Read the rest of this entry »