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Boning Coils - German Plastic 5mm wide, 100 meters
Part #: WH-50-8125-05GPCoil100m

Boning Coils - 5mm (3/16") German Plastic Boning. Priced per 100 meter coil.


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Boning Coils - German Plastic 5mm wide, 25 meters
Part #: WH-50-8125-05GPCoil25m

Boning Coils - 5mm (3/16") German Plastic Boning. Priced per 25 meter coil.


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Boning Coils - German Plastic 7mm wide, 100 meters
Part #: WH-50-8125-07GPCoil100m

Boning Coils - 7mm (5/16") German Plastic Boning. Priced per 100 meter coil.


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Boning Coils - German Plastic 7mm wide, 25 meters
Part #: WH-50-8125-07GPCoil25m

Boning Coils - 7mm (5/16") German Plastic Boning. Priced per 25 meter coil.


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Boning Coils - German Plastic 11mm wide, 100 meters
Part #: WH-50-8125-11GPCoil100m

Boning Coils - 11mm (7/16") German Plastic Boning. Priced per 100 meter coil.


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Boning Coils - German Plastic 11mm wide, 25 meters
Part #: WH-50-8125-11GPCoil25m

Boning Coils - 11mm (7/16") German Plastic Boning. Priced per 25 meter coil.


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Boning Coils - German Plastic 13mm wide, 100 meters
Part #: WH-50-8125-13GPCoil100m

Boning Coils - 13mm (1/2") German Plastic Boning. Priced per 100 meter coil.


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Boning Coils - German Plastic 13mm wide, 25 meters
Part #: WH-50-8125-13GPCoil25m

Boning Coils - 13mm (1/2") German Plastic Boning. Priced per 25 meter coil.

German plastic bones are sold by the meter (39”) and are excellent quality. They are far superior, in our opinion, to Ridgelene. They come in four different widths, can be sewn through and are easily cut with scissors. The cut ends do not fray and any rough bit can easily be removed with the swipe of an emery board. They are unaffected by water, which allows them to be used in swimwear or hand washable garments. German plastic bones come into our shop packaged in 100 meter coils. Due to this, plastic bones will remain coiled after we cut it. It is important for you to remember to slide these bones into the casing alternating the curve or arc of the bone. If you slide all the pieces into their channels with the curve going in the same direction you will get a warped garment, to avoid this alternate the direction of the curve of each bone.

Plastic bones are often thought to be inferior to any others corset bones, however, the quality of these plastic bones makes them an exception. Number 50-8125-05 has been popular with corset makers and milliners, it is a very fine light plastic bone that works well in detailed work. Number 50-8125-07 is 7 mm wide, about 1/4" and is suitable for corsets, especially for anyone with a “C” cup or less. Number 50-8125-11 has been used by many for Renaissance corsets, this is a wider thicker and very supportive plastic bone. The advantages of using this bone is the fact that you can shape the ends. You can cut the ends at any angle to fit the shape of your casing, allowing bones to get right to the end of your center front points. It also makes for a light weight yet heavily boned bodice that will maintain its shape, despite body heat. A customer used this German plastic boning in a Renaissance bodice that she wore for 10 straight days in extremely hot weather. When she arrived home, she threw it in the washing machine, not caring whether it survived or not. She was amazed to discover it came out in perfect condition! While, I do not recommend washing any boned garment in a washing machine it's good to know the potential is there.

German plastic bones

50-8125-05
5mm (3/16") wide, best used for doll corsets or millinery

German plastic bones

50-8125-07
7mm (1/4") wide, Standard product for beginner corset builders and for swimwear or lightly boned garments.
Depending on the size of the woman, these are perfectly adequate for wedding dresses.
Not recommended for "heavy wear" garments.

German plastic bones

50-8125-11
11mm (7/16") wide, offers more support than above and can also be used for doll hoops.

Calash - Example of German Plastic Bones in use

German plastic boning is a versatile product designed for lingerie and swim wear but excellent in light corsets, bridal and evening wear bodices and even in hats! Order some to experiment with in any of your structural projects.

A calash is a type of bonnet designed in the mid 1700ís to cover but in no way interfere with the elaborate wigs of the time. The calash bonnet looked somewhat like an accordion, functioned like a hood and was held out from the head. Not resting on the head but supported by cane or whale bone strips. The early calashes could fold flat.

Ours is in half scale and only has three rows of 5mm German Plastic boning but originals had as many 10 bones supporting them.

Original Calash

 

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