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Dritz Featherlite Boning, 2-Yard
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- Boning provides shape and support to strapless garments, busters and swimwear
- This boning can be sewn on by hand or machine
- It has a poly/cotton cover and is washable and dry cleanable
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Fortunately for me, I tried it in only one seam, and discovered the problem. I solved it by sewing the boning right next to the seam with a zipper foot, and then lapping the seam allowance over the boning and sewing the other side, also using the zipper foot. It worked well, and the product is actually very nice -- I just wish the dimensions were clearly stated in the product description and on the packaging.
I did appreciate the instructions to place the curve towards the body. I may not have done that otherwise.
The pattern for my niece's prom dress listed boning as an optional notion, and I can't imagine how it would stay up without it. The pattern directions said to see the boning manufacturer's information for use, and then the Dritz package gives very brief Instructions that include "Follow pattern directions for applying boning to your garment". Of the 6 Tips for Cutting, Trimming & Placement is the cryptic "2. Position boning on garment so it curves toward the body." The pattern actually needed an S-curve shape to follow the waist/abdomen curve and the curve of the bust. We made several unsuccessful attempts at getting a little of the excessive curl out of the coil of boning by hanging it using a weight. The Dritz/Prym website wasn't any more helpful and searching the internet provided a few clues on use. One sewing discussion site from 2006 clued us in to using heat to make the boning straighten or be more pliable. Quite a lot of boning was wasted as we experimented with ironing and hot water. Notes: will melt and stick to the cloth casing so it can't slide. Will melt to the iron. Optimum water temperature was difficult to achieve.
There must be millions of tips out there for sewing the stuff in, trimming the ends properly, and other things I'm sure we didn't even think of. But we couldn't find them online. Our search, trial and error did add some "I Love Lucy" style fun to the little sewing bee we had going.
I just seems that the manufacturer would give better or at least more information and ideas on how to use their product. (And that information should be readily available online at 2 am the night before the prom.) This wasn't ever covered in Home-Ec.
Be sure to measure the total yardage that you need before ordering! I forgot this step and ended up running out halfway through!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It worked for making nursing covers, that's what I expected it to do.Published 8 months ago by grammasusan
So far it's working out just fine. Used this to make a nursing cover, and it holds up the fabric a lot better then the boning on the readymade cover I purchased.Published 12 months ago by Angoraknitter
I am using the boning for the brim of a crochet hat for stability, it will work but it is a little too widePublished 13 months ago by Debbie
It was the wrong size , My fault I read the size wrong so I didn't actually get to try it but it cost me shipping both ways, so not really happy about that and hesitate to order... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Kindle Customer