For this denim corset, the topstitching is very important and visible, so I want to do all the stitching on the denim (outside) of the corset. It HAS to be perfectly centered.
This pattern calls for packaged binding, but it would be super nice to cut your own ... maybe from the same fabric as the corset is made of.
This way I can wait as long as possible before sliding the boning into the bone casings. It's just easier to work on a corset the longer you wait for the bones.
Before applying the bias to the other edge, make very sure the two open ends, the ones that will get grommets and be laced up, are exactly the same length. I always put the two sides next to each other and if one is longer, trim it to be the same.
It will give you so much better results, not to mention you can use "00" sized grommets which are a tad smaller than the ones available in most fabric store ... a nicer size.
AND, the setter has a nifty and very good hole punch. You can see I save my old beat up rotary mats for a cutting surface.
Please let me know if you make this and it IS your first corset. That would be lovely to know. And PLEASE write in with any questions.