There's no doubt that a dress form is a useful piece of equipment for dress makers. Indeed, for some sewing projects a dress form or mannequin is an absolute must. However dressmaker's dummies are not cheap - and making your own could be a great way to not only save money but also create your own uniquely shaped mannequin.
If this sounds a little daunting then don't worry! Help is at hand with these free tutorials and projects which have been shared by some clever and creative people. We have selected some fab photo tutorials to share with you, so you can clearly see every stage of the process. After all - you're not going to want to find yourself wrapped up in duct tape only to find that you've missed an important part of the process. You'll find our collection of dress form tutorials here - Make a DIY Dress Form.
All you require to make your own custom DIY dress form is some tape, a lot of time - and a very good friend. The latter being the most important.
Here is our selection of some of the very best DIY dress form projects and tutorials available - if you would like us to add some then just send us the link and we'll do the rest. Suggest A Page.
Wednesday, 20 March, 2013
Part toy and part pillow, this is a fun sewing project for anyone with young children. They'll make great gifts too and will hopefully encourage napping.…
Added 31 October, 2014
This tutorial explains how you can close the top of a bag using a recessed zipper. This technique will work with just about any bag which has a lining,…
Added 30 October, 2014
This tutorial takes you through the full process of making a pair of leggings, from drafting a pattern based on your specific measurements through to…
Added 29 October, 2014
These unusual wrap pants look great and will be super comfortable for hotter days when you can use a little ventilation. This photo tutorial includes…
Added 28 October, 2014
This is a cute fress for a little girl that makes use of contrasting fbrics for the bodice and skirt sections. There's a very clearly presented sewing…
Added 27 October, 2014
If you fancy adding a little glitz to your projects, sewing with metallic thread may be an idea you want to consider. In this article, you'll find tips…
Added 26 October, 2014
A casual and beautiful pair of pants. You can get a modern look by choosing a bold print or a classic and elegant look with a navy fabric. The pattern…
Added 25 October, 2014
With the gift giving season approaching, these good looking laptop sleeves could be a great idea for friends or family that carry a laptop with them regularly.…
Added 24 October, 2014
Baby bibs don't need to look like bibs if you follow along with this nice and easy sewing tutorial. These bibs rock the style of a bandana tied around…
Added 23 October, 2014
Inspired by Princess Anna of Disney's Frozen, this cape will make for a Halloween costume, but can also be a snug and cosy wrap all winter long. There's…
Added 22 October, 2014