Skill Level: Beginner
Pros: Easy, Super Fast
Best For: Speed Sewing
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….
Three things worth noting:
- if you’re doing a fully boned corset, this will shave an hour or so off your build time compared with filing all the darned corners.
- A rather intriguing odor is produced during the melting process, and probably equates to either the death of brain cells, or cancer in californian lab rats.
- The melted edge will remain very very hot for some time, so you don’t want to touch it. Trust me. I have learned this so that you don’t have to. ;)