This belt is a beauty. And those hook & eye fasteners!
One thing we love about new products is seeing them take center stage on sewing projects. This DIY corset belt from our fashion blogger, Laura, at Trash To Couture did not disappoint. Can we say, “wow?” She took a favorite corset sewing pattern and gave it a bold look by adding four generously sized hook & eye fasteners. Get the look …
Take a peek at the whole outfit … this corset is a fantastic way to pull together layered pieces. And for this time of year, the look is particularly haunting! (Although really, you can wear this corset belt with sooooo many things!)
Okay, the details. The full sewing tutorial is over at Trash To Couture. Take a closer look at those big Dritz hook & eye fasteners: they are brand new and come in nickel and gunmetal finishes. These hook & eye fasteners measure 1-3/4″ from side to side, giving them a real presence.
After constructing the basic corset, you can hand sew the hooks & eyes in place. (These were spaced about 1″ apart.)
You can also use a sewing machine and the button sewing foot and button stitch to apply the hook & eye fasteners if you want a really secure stitch (it also goes more quickly than hand sewing – but it’s your call!).
We really love the finished result! This is such a versatile piece, perfect for adding shape and style to so many outfits – basically any time you need a waist, this is your go-to piece.
If corsets are your thing, get inspired by these looks. When you’re planning your next corset project, be sure to consider all the options you have when it comes to fasteners – it’s easy to make the basic corset above and change up the look simply by using different fastening methods.