There is a huge amount of free of information about making corsets on the internet - but where do you start? You could make as many mistakes following bad advice, as you could if you had no advice at all! I've set this page up to help you. It's a comprehensive compendium of the best free information on corset building, on the internet. With this information you will be able to start learning the art of corsetry with ease, while collecting pro-tips on the way. Don't be afraid to experiment on your journey, so that you can build your own effective methods of corset construction in order to take your work to the next level - most, if not all of the worlds best corsetieres today are self taught. If you're serious about learning corsetry, I suggest you buy yourself a special journal and make lots of notes as you go along - future you will thank you!
To get you started, this page contains years of research and information about corset making including tutorials, blog posts, and very detailed product descriptions throughout the shop pages. With the advent of the Smart Phone, it's now possible to easily SHOW YOU HOW to do stuff, with video tutorials and enhanced imagery, all mingled with my own professional tips and tricks and guidance on the stuff that works!
Sew Curvy has it's own Youtube channel which demonstrates various aspects of corsetry and product information.
Here are the newest ones to hit YouTube!
MORE CORSETRY RESOURCES AND TUTORIALS FROM HERE AND THERE
Tutorial by Sandrine of Serinde Corsets
Corsetry Component Information
I've written a ton of blog posts over the years containing detailed information on certain products, such as the post about bobbinet which explains the history of this amazing fabric, why it's better than plain tulle and who uses it for what! Also, get the low down on things like plastic vs steel corset boning, what, why, and who are the questions I aim to answer for you. Click each picture for further info.
All about the different types of plastic boning and what to use it for.
what can be used to case your corset bones - pros and cons of each
Using a lace overlay
How to tart up a plain coutil with a pretty lace overlay - also an easy introduction to turn of cloth
Corset Makers Social
Find me all over the internet! I have a Facebook group and Instagram account where I share every day tips and tricks for corset making and couture, and I help run a free corset making Facebook group where we have several professionals at hand to help with your corsetry conundrums. There's also a growing youtube channel!
I am the owner Sew Curvy Retail and i've been teaching corsetry to students from all over the world for over 10 years. As the founder of Oxford School of Corsetry, and the world class Oxford Conference of Corsetry, as well as author of the best selling e-book "Corset Making, from beginners to intermediate", I have the honour of being the most experienced specialist teacher of corsetry on the planet at this time! I started Sew Curvy retail back in 2009 so that I could supply quality corset making components as well as help others like me to learn what was at the time, the lost art of corsetry. The corsetry components shop is now closed, but it's still my mission to hand down the secrets of the craft to make sure they're not lost or forgotton!