I decided to sew the binding by hand because they're so small that I thought it would be difficult to sew with my machine. Although they're not my most favorite part they honestly haven't been as hard as I thought they would be. It can sometimes be difficult to bind around a curve and not have it look all bunched up. I haven't had much trouble with these though (yet!).
I was wondering how period the tabs were and if they were decorative or served a purpose. According to the Renaissance Tailor, the tabs help to keep the corset from digging into the hips, as well as distribute the weight of the clothing onto the hips instead of the shoulders. I've never worn a tabbed corset before, but am quite familiar with the whole digging into the hips part. It'll be interesting to see if it digs in less with the tabs.