How to Make a Sport Mesh Corset

How to Make a Sport Mesh Corset, by Sidney Eileen

Finishing Details – Boning and Edging

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Edge stitch along the top and bottom edges.

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.

 

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Detail of the edge stitching.

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After edge stitching, secure the boning in place.

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.

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Trim the top edge.

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Attach the edging.

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.

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Fold over the edging and finish it.

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.

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This is how the edging looks from the inside.

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This is one half, after edging had been stitched onto the top and bottom edges.

 

And after grommeting, this is how it looked.

Tight Lacing Mesh Underbust - All Views, by Sidney Eileen

Tight Lacing Sport Mesh Corset

 

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4 thoughts on “How to Make a Sport Mesh Corset

  1. Hi Sydney! Love your tutorials. Would you happen to still have the pattern for this? I’m teaching myself to make corsets (almost done with the first!) and would love this for the summer.

  2. Hi Sidney!

    When I work with materials that refuse to hold chalk marks or anything like that, I always have a roll of blank adhesive paper labels. You can put the sticker on the panel, and mark with a pen or pencil over the label (unless the fabric won’t hold the adhesive as well…).

    Thank you for the amazing tutorial. I will be trying to do one of these Mesh Corsets soon!

    <3

    • I never thought to use adhesive labels! That’s a wonderful idea, and it would probably work fantastic for this. Thank you very much for sharing the idea, and I hope you’ll share the fruits of your labor when it’s finished. I’d love to see what you make. :)

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