How to Make a Corset Using the Welt-Seam Method

How to Make a Corset Using the Welt-Seam Method, by Sidney Eileen

Finish the Back Edge

After attaching Panel 1, iron the fold-over allowance towards the inside of the corset.

How to Make a Corset Using the Welt-Seam Method, by Sidney Eileen

 

 

Top stitch along the back edge, just far enough in to create a boning channel.  I used 1/4” spring steel to either side of the grommets, so I stitched a little more than 1/4” from the back edge of the corset.

How to Make a Corset Using the Welt-Seam Method, by Sidney Eileen

 

 

On the back side of the corset, fold the remaining allowance back towards the new seam, hiding the raw edges.

Press it.

How to Make a Corset Using the Welt-Seam Method, by Sidney Eileen

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From the outside of the corset, top stitch again.  Leave enough room for grommets between the back edge boning channel and this seam.  I use medium sized grommets, so I left a 5/8” gap.  This put my back edge further to the right than marks on the presser foot plate, so I created a temporary mark with Sharpie.  Sharpie is usually removable with rubbing alcohol, but you’ll want to test to make sure before drawing on your machine.  Alternatively, you can put down a piece of masking tape and draw on that.

How to Make a Corset Using the Welt-Seam Method, by Sidney Eileen

 

 

Top stitch again to create a second boning channel.

You should now have a strip for grommets, bordered on both sides with a boning channel.

The image below shows the inside of the corset after the back edge is complete.

How to Make a Corset Using the Welt-Seam Method, by Sidney Eileen

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