Ohh La La Pin Up Sew Along Pt 2... Adding hook and eye tape

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Can you believe we are almost done sewing our long-line bras? All we have left are the closure and straps.  Anna showed us how to use a very cool vintage-repro closure on her blog.  I am using hook and eye tape - the kind you can buy by the meter at your local fabric store.

I started by cutting a length slightly longer than the back of my bra, so I had extra to turn under.   I basted my hook side onto the right side of my corset, folding the ends under.  

 The eye side, I basted right sides facing, to my bra.

 I folded it back, and stitched it down with two rows of stitching.  I did this to leave a small "flap" to cover the gap between the hooks and eyes.

 Next, I hand stitched my hook side down, just like you would with bias tape. (look - I changed nail polish!)

Voila! It's that easy!

And it looks neat and tidy on the inside.

1 comment:

  1. This is truly looking amazing, can't wait to see the finished piece! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk/


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