How to Make a Boned Lacing Panel

Making the Lacing Panel – “X” Pattern

When making a panel using an “X” pattern, stitch the vertical bone channels and insert the “X” bones.  Stitch horizontally such that the “X” bones are snuggly held in place.

How to Make a Boned Lacing Panel, corset making tutorial by Sidney Eileen

Carefully stitch along one side of one bone, slowing down and turning the needle by hand when you get close to the crossed bone.  You want to stitch up to the edge of it, but do not hit the other bone or you will break your needle.

Turn the panel and stitch alongside the other bone until you reach the end of the bone.

How to Make a Boned Lacing Panel, corset making tutorial by Sidney Eileen

Do the same to the other side of the panel.

How to Make a Boned Lacing Panel, corset making tutorial by Sidney Eileen

Use the same procedure to finish the “X” pattern.

How to Make a Boned Lacing Panel, corset making tutorial by Sidney Eileen

Insert and secure the vertical bones.  Then mark, stitch, trim, and edge the panel exactly as shown above.

How to Make a Boned Lacing Panel, corset making tutorial by Sidney Eileen

How to Make a Boned Lacing Panel, corset making tutorial by Sidney Eileen

 

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2 thoughts on “How to Make a Boned Lacing Panel

  1. im not certain where/how you added the panel to the actual corset. im trying to make a corset and my grommets like to break apart or rip the fabric, when i try to lace it up. any tips?

    • The panel is usually separate from the corset, is positioned while tightening, and is held in place by the pressure of the corset.

      It sounds to me like your grommets may not be set tightly enough if they are breaking apart or catching the fabric and tearing. They should be set tightly enough to hold completely snug where they are set, and be able to take a lot of pressure. Have you seen my tutorial on grommeting?

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