How to Make a Basic Ribbon Corset

How to Make a Basic Ribbon Corset, by Sidney Eileen

Cover the Side Panels

Hand-fold and iron the seam allowance for the second coutil layer and prepare to cover it with ribbon.

How to Make a Basic Ribbon Corset, by Sidney Eileen

 

Variation Note:

If you are using cover fabric instead of ribbon on your side panel, baste the cover material to your coutil piece and iron over the seam allowance along with the coutil.

For this corset, the panel was just slightly wider than the primary ribbon I am using, so I took some narrower black ribbon (7/8″ wide), folded it over the edge of the coutil, and stitched it down.  When making your own ribbon corset, figure out a pleasing arrangement of ribbon and stitch it to the coutil panel.

How to Make a Basic Ribbon Corset, by Sidney Eileen

In this photo one edge of the panel has the ribbon attached. The edging for the other side and the central cover ribbon are waiting.

How to Make a Basic Ribbon Corset, by Sidney Eileen

In this photo, both edges are covered with the narrow ribbon, and the wide ribbon is waiting to be attached.  All of the ribbon pieces extend about 1″ past the top and bottom edges of the coutil.

Top-stitch the wide ribbon to the coutil panel along its edges.

How to Make a Basic Ribbon Corset, by Sidney Eileen

How to Make a Basic Ribbon Corset, by Sidney Eileen

Looking at the inside, you can barely see the raw edge of the folded-over coutil seam allowance.

Line up the prepared cover with the edge of the corset panel, perfectly lining up the coutil panels. Leaving the extra ribbon hanging off the top and bottom edges.

How to Make a Basic Ribbon Corset, by Sidney Eileen

This photo shows the inside of the corset. The cover side is facing down to the table.

Top stitch the cover to the panel, being very careful to keep the coutil panels lined up.

How to Make a Basic Ribbon Corset, by Sidney Eileen

How to Make a Basic Ribbon Corset, by Sidney Eileen

This photo shows the cover layer stitched to the corset along its edges.

 

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