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Steampunk Swing Arm Busks

We’re so excited to be able to offer these Steampunk Swing Arm Busk Sets!   So many of you have asked about what boning to use, how to drill holes, what length rivets you’d need, and how to set them. … Continue reading

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Yaya Han’s Corset Pattern: A Tutorial by Jack Spicer

This is a tutorial of the Yaya Han Overbust Corset pattern with cups by Jack Spicer at:  https://www.facebook.com/Spicercosplay/ For a beginning seamstress, corsets can seem very intimidating, but they are more meticulous than difficult. Yaya Han’s Overbust/ Underbust Corset Pattern for … Continue reading

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Setting a D-Ring With Clip

You can attach this D-Ring with the attached Nickel Clip onto any existing corset, bag, purse, backpack, pair of Jeans, or belt. Anything, really. With a Rivet or a Chicago Screw.     I used this D-Ring with the attached Nickel Clip … Continue reading

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Setting Grommets: Grommet Setting Machine

If you have many Grommets to set, the best way to set 2 part Grommets & Washers is to use the Grommet Setting Machine. ~Test setting a grommet on scrap fabric first. Make sure it is similar in weight to … Continue reading

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Cutting Continuous White Steel Boning

When you buy a continuous roll of boning you have the freedom to cut your pieces of boning to exactly the right length, as opposed to just rounding to the nearest half inch. You can work on your project according … Continue reading

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Setting a 4-Part Snap

Snaps have 4 parts. The first piece is the Post that is flat with a narrow tube sticking up. This will be the back on the wrong side of the fabric or garment. The Stud attaches to the Post. The … Continue reading

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Lacing Tips: How to Tip Your Laces

If you work with continuous lacing from a spool, or if you want to shorten your existing laces, you will want to tip your laces for the ease of lacing and to keep the ends looking more professional and tidy. … Continue reading

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How to Set a Busk

Corset busks are a standard closure for the center front of a modern corset.  They come in several varieties of shape, metal finishes, and qualities.  Busks are also available in many lengths to provide a suitable closure for everything from … Continue reading

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Grommet/Rivet Removal

More than once, we have set a grommet or rivet and completely botched it. Or mid way through we decided that we should have used a different color. A few weeks ago we had a customer who had a rivet … Continue reading

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