Q: So will I set off alarms at the airport wearing my corset that I made with your metal boning?
A: Metal detectors at airports are quite sensitive and will go off if you are wearing a metal boned corset. For time and convenience sake it would be recommended not to wear your metal boned corset when rushing to catch a flight. You may be detained and have your corset inspected, but at this time wearig a corset is still not considered a securtiy risk and you will not be arrested!
Q: Will metal boning rust?
A: Our metal boning is galvanized or coated to prevent rusting. However, if it is chipped or cut and not tipped with Tipping Fluid there is a chance it could begin to rust. For that reason you will see that most of our metal boning suggests Dry Cleaning as the recommended way to clean.
Q: Do I need tips for my boning?
A: Metal Bone Tips ARE necessary for tipping continuous spiral steel boining that you cut to length. We offer tips for both 1/2" wide and 1/4" wide widths. The Metal Bone Tips are also recommended for Hoop Boning in 1/2" width. Plastic Rigilene Bone tips are recommended for Rigilene Boning. We offer Rigilene Boning Tips in both black and white for both widths. These tips allow you to sew through them to anchor the tips in place.
Bone Tips are NOT recommended for White Bone or Plastic Bone.
Q: Can I sew through boning?
A: Rigilene Boning can be sewn through, however the other boning types cannot be sewn through.
Q: Do I need casing for my bones?
A: Yes, bone casing is recommended for all boning. Some people make their own casings, however we offer several different types of casings which is a much easier solution!