Create Boning with Heavy-Duty Zip Ties
Recently, I purchased fabric for a spring jacket from Mood Fabrics. After making the jacket, I had some left over, so I decided to make a new gym bag for spring. I’ve made this bag before in other fabrics, and my complaint was that it drooped in the bag’s middle. Since I didn’t add any structure to it, the bag hung from the straps and caved in. I wanted to give this bag more shape.
In a previous post, I shared a creative use for heavy-duty zip ties I discovered while making myself corsets. Now, I’ll show you how I added boning to this bag with zip ties.
Here’s a detail photo of the inside, which is where I’ll begin the tutorial.
The front edge and where the flap folds over the opening needed boning. However, since this was what I call a throwaway…
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