I have used this technique when a garment needs a good amount of stiffness and flexibility, such as collars, bows, shoulder pieces, etc.
This tutorial will walk you through creating a bow (aka a Sailor Senshi bow). I am creating this piece for my American McGee's Alice cosplay. What I love about using craft foam as a stiffener is that it holds its shape and it still remains rather flexible.
Click through the slideshow below to view the tutorial!
- sewing machine (or needle & thread)
- craft foam: 1 2mm 12x18 sheet (Find it at your local craft store for about ¢.50 a sheet (or buy in bulk).