The bones will be held in coutil casings that I'll make. Pre-made casing is available, but I want the casing fabric to match the corded fabric since they'll be sewn on the outside of the corset. After cutting bias strips I ran them through a bias tape maker.
Then I basted the casing in place over a seam. I could be going a bit overboard with my stitching. But I want the bone casings neat and tidy, and basting them in position will make sewing them with the machine easier.
I have 22 bone casings to stitch down. I could be basting for a while.