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  • “ABC of Corset-making” is the basic course for beginners.
  • We learn basic sewing actions, required for corset making.
  • We do not make finished products, only practice the technique.

Skills you gain:

  • Cutting fabric the right way;
  • Applying fusible interfacing;
  • Topstitching;
  • Sewing in the boning;
  • Lapped seam;
  • Curving the boning;
  • Ripping off the boning;
  • Types of seams and pressing.

Where to use:

  • These actions are used on a daily basis, in every corset based garment you make.


Author: Tatiana Kozorovitsky

Total length: 35m 23s

Lapped Seam

In this video I am going to tell you how to make a lapped seam. Lapped seams are very widely used in corset tailoring.

In order to make one you first of all need to make a stay stitching line, and then stitch on a bone (usually a thin narrow RIGILENE bone) 1mm from the stay-stitch.

Afterwards the seam allowance is folded over and as a result our stay-stitch is placed on the edge of the bone. Now we are fixing the seam allowance on this bone re-stitching it by 1 mm.

As you can see another stitch has gone over the stitch-line that attaches the boning.

And now, as a rule, you should take the second fabric, place it where necessary and pin it in order to fix the pieces at the right spot. And one more time the pieces are stitched together at the bone attaching stitch-line and the pins are then removed. This is a lapped seam that’s very often used in corsets.

You were learning with Tatiana Kozorovitsky.

There is a ZIP archive with corset sewing patterns in PDF format.

To print sewing patterns open the files, press “print” and choose “print in actual size”. Then connect the part the way it shown in “combination” file.

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