Dawn’s Corset Class: Where to get supplies

I frequently am asked where to get supplies for corset-making. Some supplies you can likely find locally, where as others you’ll likely need to order online. My list is Calgary and Alberta-specific; if you live in other places and want to buy locally you’ll need to do some additional web-searching.

Fabrics

Close up on the silk and sheer lace overlay on the purple silk corset

Close up on the silk and sheer lace overlay on the purple silk corset

  • Fabricland – for pvc, brocade, cottons, velveteen, etc
  • Quilting shops – for cool cotton prints
  • Fabric.com – for pretty much every kind of fabric
  • Fabric-store.com – for linens (for historical corsetry)
  • Farthingales online – for coutil and other fabrics
  • Up in Edmonton I also like Marshall’s for Fabrics.

Regular notions

  • Wal-Mart – Packaged tapes
  • Fabricland – packaged tapes, plastic boning, zippers, thread, ribbon, cord, lace and other embellishments
  • Fire Mountain Gems – rhinestones, beads, and embellishments
Grommets for lacing on a couture, custom-made corset.

Grommets for lacing with nylon cord

Specialty notions

  • Farthingales online – busks, boning, grommets, etc
  • Pacana – grommets, grommet press, lacing

Additional sources

There are a few other online suppliers that I’ve heard good things about but have never tried.

  • Corsetmaking.com – boning, busks (including spoon busks and swing-clasp busks), fabric, tapes, and much more (plus bra-making supplies, hat-making supplies, and others)
  • Sew Curvy.com – boning, busks, fabrics, tapes, and much more (plus bra-making supplies)
  • Richard The Thread – boning, busks, fabrics, tapes, and much more (plus bra-making supplies)

There’s a great thread on the Waisted Lives tumblr with even more!

 

2 comments on “Dawn’s Corset Class: Where to get supplies

  1. totchipanda says:

    Also near Edmonton is Just Be Cos in Sherwood Park. They started carrying busks and spring steel boning by the roll. https://www.justbecos.ca/collections/all/corset-making

    • Dawn says:

      That’s awesome! I hadn’t ever heard of them before… Sherwood park is a little out of my regular travel (I don’t drive, so my trips up to Edmonton are usually via transit or getting rides with friends) but I will check them out online for sure!

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