Finishing Details – Boning and Edging
After inserting the boning, I edge stitched ribbon to the mesh along the top and bottom of the corset. On the first pass I missed the mesh in some sections, so I stitched again a little lower and matched the stitch line on the other half. The stitch lines served as my guide for trimming the edges later.
Stitch right next to the boning on the top and bottom so it cannot shift up and down in the channel.
Alternatively, you can floss the corset to secure the boning in place.
I used the same double-face satin ribbon for my edging that I used for the support on the body of the corset. I sewed it first to the front side 1/4″ from the edge.
Attaching the support and edging ribbon to the top and bottom was the most difficult part of making this corset, because the mesh was difficult to keep evenly stretched.
For a more detailed explanation, see my tutorial on How to Edge a Corset.
To finish off the edging, I folded it over to the back and stitched again from the front. The above photo is how it looks from the outside.
And after grommeting, this is how it looked.
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