Have you ever wondered how to sew a corset? If you’re involved in Steampunk, Renaissance fairs, or other period dress-up, you’ve probably ogled those lovely corsets on sale at the vendor booths, often for hundreds of dollars.
If you’d like to save a little money and embark on a new project, here are some great links for learning how to sew them, as well as where to find the supplies.
How to Sew a Corset:
Where to Buy Corset Supplies:
The Web is full of resources for us. For one thing, it’s a great place to find patterns, even free ones. Check out:
- Burdastyle.com (Includes a selection of free patterns)
- KwikSew.com (Includes a selection of free patterns)
- Brensan Studios: One of their offerings allows you to purchase the pattern via digital download file and then print it off on your printer. There is also a disclaimer within the site that tells you how many pages it will take to print for those concerned about keeping our environment green.
- Fig Tree Quilts – Offers quilting patterns, many other quilting sites can be found online.
I recommend going to Nancy’s Notions and requesting a catalog here.
If quilting is in your future, take a look at the Flynn Multi-Frame system.
Amazon is a good source for supplies and sewing machines (limited). I suggest you look at a Brother 6000i brand, and if a Singer is in your future, contact me.
As I discuss in more detail in another post, eBay is another great source for notions and fabrics.
Finally, if you’re looking for inspiration, the photo sharing site Flickr has some sewing groups you can browse to see what other people are making.
(Photo by Mikhaela Reid on Flickr)
Hi Everyone! Try the above link and add it to your favorites/bookmarks. Nancy’s Notions is a really good site to use for ideas and for purchases of some items. Intermittently she will offer free shipping.
Anyway, for those of you who aren’t certain what size needle to use for what fabric, this link will take you to a list of recommendations for different fabrics. Many of you have gotten the Singer pink pincushion that lists the amount of time a needle should be used and what size, so open this and print it for your own use!
Nancy’s tip of the week are always great to read and you will find yourself implenting some of them in your projects.
See ya soon! (please turn on the heat soon someone!!)