This continuous powder coated flexible flat steel corset boning is made in Germany, and suitable for all corset making and costume making applications. It can be cut to length with a good pair of tin snips available from any hardware store. The ends should then be rounded with a file and sealed or tipped before use in corsetry.
The ends can then be tipped using 7mm endcaps (as used for spiral boning) or silicone caps, or wrapped with plumbers PTFE tape for a smoother finish. It's really easy!
For a chart to help you decide which boning is best for your project click here
antique style corsetry where narrow boning is required
centre back panels in corsetry - regular size of boning
all over boning in any corset
narrow (mini) hoop steel
centre back panels in corsetry where extra strength is required
front boning where extra control is required
back boning where extra support is required
hoop steel for paniers or small hoops
Regular size hoop steel for petticoats and crinolines
Wide support in corsets especially at back and size panels
Necessary for certain antique corset styles
wider flat boning for larger corsets - all over use or in period corsets at side panels and back panels
most popular size for hoops and crinolines
very sturdy hoop steel for big projects - the hoop skirt in the picture below was made with this steel.
It is worth noting that the narrower the width, the 'thicker' the bone feels. ie: 13x0.40 steel boning feels much more flexible than 7x0.4 boning which then feels nearly as thick as 6x0.6 boning. If you need to check, please request samples here.
A modern interpretation of a crinoline this is made with mesh fabric supported by a flat steel cage. The steel used in this skirt was 14mm sturdy continuous steel. Diameter is approx 3m! Constructed by The Whitechapel Workhouse for Sorapol London, LFW14.