Quick and Dirty Safety Pin Corset




Hey everyone. This is my very first instructable so to get the hang of things i thought I'd do something quick, easy, and cool looking.

This is a corset style shirt, its not meant to function as a real corset but act more like an accessory.

Any comments would be appreciated.

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Step 1: What You'll Need

What you'll need:
safety pins
a tight fitting top

Step 2: Placing the Pins

I found this step a lot easier to do while wearing the shirt. I pulled the fabric away from my skin to place the pins.  Its really up to you to decide how many pins you use. The important thing is to keep the placement even. I used four pins on each side.

Step 3: Lacing.

This was my favorite part. In this step you lace up your shirt just like you would a pair of sneakers. Start at the bottom and cross the ribbon as you move up.
Top it off with a cute bow and your done!

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24 Discussions


7 years ago on Introduction

Great job! I would take hours on this one cause I like my instructables slow and dirty. It's way cute. Please make many more instructables with lots and lots of pictures; TONS of pictures.


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Perhaps consider doing the pins on the underside of the shirt hiding the clasp end. Just an idea to try. Well documented post. Welcome to the community.

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7 years ago on Introduction

too bad i didnt see this when making my steampunk outfit last year...


7 years ago on Introduction

This is a wonderfully simple and cheap idea to add quite a bit of interest to a shirt. I like it!

I agree with Johnny Dangerously that you should put the pins on the inside of the shirt. It will hide the fact that it is not a permanent addition.

There is an apparently "common" type of body piercing called a corset piercing which uses this very same technique. Be warned, if you look it up, they are quite graphic and often in non-G-rated places!

Thank you for sharing your idea with us!


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7 years ago on Introduction

Nice! I've been needing something like this for my Halloween costume. I'm going as a goth style voodoo doll. Thanks so much!