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
If you've got an existing loose fitting dress, this easy to follow sewing tutorial will show you how you can use that as a base for for making your own…
Added 30 August, 2014
Here's a great bag to take to work, school or college. It's the perfect size to carry a couple of magazines or books, with plenty of pockets both inside…
Added 29 August, 2014
This is a super easy way to produce a skirt that's also a bit distinctive by using neoprene as your fabric. With no need for hemming, it's just a simple…
Added 28 August, 2014
In this article, you can see and compare a variety of different approaches to machine sewing hems when using very stretchy material. The pages shows the…
Added 27 August, 2014
So you have a basic purse pattern, or have a pattern that includes a basic slip pocket and you would like a zipper pocket. This tutorial shows how you…
Added 26 August, 2014
This is a very easy sewing project making a simple sarong that wraps around you and will be perfect for the beach or just lazing around the house on warm…
Added 25 August, 2014
This sewing project was born to bring the comfort of yoga pants to an easy to make skirt - no yoga required! You can download the PDF format pattern for…
Added 24 August, 2014
There's really not very much to this top and the hardest part of the project will likely be sourcing a large enough round doily to use as your base. However,…
Added 23 August, 2014
Here's a striking maxi dress for a little girl with fun brightly colored horizontal bands that really makes it stand out. The tutorial explains how to…
Added 22 August, 2014
This mini backpack is a great way to recycle old pairs of shorts and makes for a great little bag for children or adults when you don't need to carry…
Added 21 August, 2014