How to Sew a Faux Corset

By: Amy Reinagel from
How to Sew a Faux Corset
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From the Blogger: "Sew a faux corset to almost any woven pattern for a clever fashion statement. Add a little pop of color with a bold colored ribbon, or incorporate wedding colors that don't normally look good on you. Use metal eyelets to give it a clean, professional look. Making a faux corset is really not as hard as it sounds. My easy-to-follow tutorial will walk you through the process, step-by-step, easy peasy. So get out your eyelet pliers, and let's get started!"

Project TypeLearn a Technique

Time to CompleteIn an evening

Sewn byBoth Hand and Machine


Materials List

  • A dress pattern
  • Fabric
  • Interfacing
  • Eyelets/Grommets + tool
  • Ribbon or other material for the tie

How to Sew a Faux Corset


  1. Cut out your fabric: Main + Lining.

  2. Cut back bodice piece down the middle. Repeat for lining.

  3. Iron on interfacing.

  4. Sew together at shoulders, press open the seams. Repeat for lining.

  5. Right-sides-together, pin the lining to the bodice. Sew around the neckline and down both side of the center back. Clip seam allowance.

  6. Understitch the lining to the seam allowance.

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I made a faux corset once before when I made a Rapunzel costume dress for my grand daughter about 3 years ago and it was not that hard. The grommets took some time to learn but once you get the hang of it not so bad. It does give that pop to a dress for a special touch. It sure would look cute on a summer dress. Very good tutorial with great pictures.

This is a neat idea. Adding a ribbon type corset to the back of a summer dress would be an interesting treatment to transform a plain dress to a vastly prettier one. The tutorial should be followed carefully as there are several steps to accomplishing this interesting reworking of a traditional back to a dress.


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