Applying Shrink Tips to Corset Laces

Lacing tips are sold by the foot (20-7070-00) and are a shrinkable plastic tube. They are 1/8 "diameter before shrinking.

  1. Using a needle and thread bind the end of a lace (using matching thread: we have demonstrated with contrasting thread so that you can see the binding.) Do not cut the thread!
  2. Cut a piece of tubing about " long. Drop the needle through the piece of tube and tug gently until the cord end is well within the tube.
  3. Hold the tube close to a candle flame or hot iron; be careful not to touch either. The tube will begin to shrink and tighten around the cord.
  4. Let cool and cut off excess tube.

Repeat with opposite end of cord.


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