A selection of continuous spiral steel boning for corset making.
Available in several widths and thickneses with a range of applications for all your corset making projects, whether that be fully boned corsetry where you have very closely spaced boning, or standard boned corsets where you have one steel bone on every seam.
Spiral wire boning flexes in all directions and is therefore particularly suitable for curved areas like the bust or for particularly rounded hips. Spiral steel wire can be used in the entire corset except the centre back edges where flat steel boning is preferable.
The following is a small guide for how to use each gauge of spiral steel:
Very delicate light boning which is used in fully boned corsets where you have a steel extending over the corset from every available space around the waist line. This is a very specialist boning and not suitable for standard corsetry.
Heavier than the 4mm and is suitable for all forms of standard corsetry where a more delicate look is required. Don't be fooled by the delicate look though, 5mm spiral boning gives good strong support when coupled with a strong coutil structure in corsetry. This boning is also suitable for use in dress bodices and gowns where lighter but supportive boning is required.
Standard size corset boning and the most commonly used where the corset has one bone on each seam. This boning is good for all corset making applications including for corsets and dress foundations and is very easy to use.
Will give a firmer control than the standard weight, but in regular corsetry this is only necessary where less curve is required or where the wearer of the corset is of fuller figure and requires a little extra help. This boning however, comes into it's own with heavily beaded corsetry or other very heavily embellished corsetry or costumes where there are additional structures attached to the corset.
The widest spiral boning available at Sew Curvy, and most commonly used where a very strong support is required. This is very much dependant on the design and purpose of the corset and the preference of the eventual wearer.
Priced per metre, please make your selection from the options below.