This powder coated flat steel boning is high quality German sprung steel and has a range of applications in corsetry and dressmaking.
Suitable for corset making, bodice boning and making skirt/petticoat hoops.
Also known as hoop steel or hoop wire, this is suitable for making hoop crinolines.
When you are able to cut boning yourself, you can customise every corset with the utmost precision instead of trying to measure up bone channels to match the nearest pre-cut length.
Cut this boning to size with tin snips and file the sharp corners off the cut edges with a metal file. The ends can then be tipped using 7mm endcaps (as used for spiral boning) or wrapped with plumbers PTFE tape for a smoother finish or even tipped with silicone sealant - the type you use in your bathroom! It's really easy!
A roll of 6.5mm boning (25m) weighs 650g
A roll of 7mm boning heavy (25m) weighs 1000g
A roll of 12mm boning heavy (25m) weighs 1100g
fine boning in corsetry where many bones are used
antique style corsetry where light boning is required
centre back panels in corsetry - elegantly narrow
all over boning in any corset
centre back panels in corsetry - very stiff
front boning where extra control is required
back boning where extra support is required
narrow hoop steel
centre back panels in corsetry where extra width is required
side panel boning in corsetry to mimic certain antique corsets
all over boning for larger corset sizes
hoop steel for crinolines
wider flat boning for larger corsets - all over use or in period corsets at side panels and back panels
most popular size for hoop steel for petticoat 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.