March 16, 2009


Coutil is a super tight, herringbone twill weave made especially for corsets. Twill weaves stretch. Alternating the direction of the weave results in the herringbone pattern, and the stretch is cancelled out.

I'm a fan of the 100% cotton version imported from Germany and I buy it from Farthingales in Los Angeles.


  1. Not sure if this is any use to you, but it's reasonably priced:

  2. Hey! I have sewn a few corsets myself and has pretty good coutil. Mine has yet to give way and fray is minimal. The white is dyeable too! It used to be decently priced (about $10/yd) but costs have gone up. In case you start to feel broke from all the supplies ;) I know I do!