Hoop steel is available in a few sizes and various weights and styles to suit many purposes. It can be used as steel corset boning and for creating cage crinolines, bustles, mascot bodies and various costume shapes. Both options of hoop wire/ steel require tin snips to cut.
- Thread covered hoop steel ("crin steel") is ideal for hoop skirt boning, can be bent but not easily, and comes in 2 widths and two colours. The narrowest option is known as tutu steel as it is commonly used in tutus for partner work. The advantage of this hoop steel is that it can be stitched and attached more easily to fabric. This option is not ideal for corset boning, as it is not easily slide into casings.
- Plastic coated hoop steel is ideal for various costume and garment uses, including corset boning, bustle building and hoop skirts. This comes in varying widths and weights and can be used for both tutus and corsets.
If you run across any problems while working on your creations, make your way over to our Blog Posts for lots of tips on common creation problems and working with steel. Or just find out how to make hoops using hoop connectors. We've also got a YouTube video of some basic points on How to make a Cage Crinoline