Cable ties...... I really appreciate cable ties! They are handy, cheap and sturdy. And if you don't mind that they are plastic (and thus inaccurate for historical wear) they are perfect for all your projects. What can I say? They are so great! Granted, one might argue in favor of feather weight boning from Joannes if you were to go the plastic route anyways. But cable ties have one major advantage that featherweight boning does not, it is straight! The featherweight boning I have seen is usually rolled up in a ball and has a tendency to curl on me. Does anyone have the same problem? (The other major advantage is that cable ties can be much stronger depending on which size you buy!) So, unless you need to be historical (which is fine-there of some times it needs to be accurate) I would suggest Heavy Duty Cable ties for all your heavy-bonning needs!
Especially if you are new to corsetry. Some day I will buy real metal boning, and I am sure it will be a high light in my life, but for now I use cable ties, and am very happy! The great thing about these 24in Heavy Duty ties, is they are so strong, long and wide. They give lots of support! I don't feel like I need metal bones. Does anyone else like Cable ties for boning?
I buy mine at Harbor Frieght-10 (1 pack) for $1.50 (on sale-the go on sale frequently).
My Dad and I bond at the hard ware store buying cable ties and grommets (the ones for masts and sails!)
Hope you all are well!