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Notice: Please note that all workshops between April and July 2020 have been postponed until further notice.

Corset Making Day

Date(s) Available
Sun 31st May 2020 (10am - 5pm)
Hagglers Corner
Max. number of crafty individuals

Come and learn to make an underbust corset in a day. You will leave with your very own custom designed pattern.

Our tutor Grace, an experienced corset maker, will guide you through drafting your own pattern made to your measurements. We’ll cut and assemble the corset from two layers of fabric, apply spiral wire boning, a busk and some ready-made eyelet tape (to save time, although proper eyeleting will be demonstrated.)

All materials are provided, although if you want to bring your own outer fabric, please feel free. You need about half a meter.

You don’t need to be an advanced sewist, but it would be helpful if you are a confident user of a sewing machine, and if your seams tend to come out pretty much where you intended them to! No fancy skills are needed, just straight line sewing and basic garment piecing skills (like knowing to sew fabric right sides together.) Everything else will be explained.

This is a fun and challenging day of skill learning and creating! Please bring your best positive attitude and you’ll leave the proud owner of your first (of many) custom-made corsets.

Please note, this course has been postponed until further notice