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
These are easy shorts to sew that were originally designed to pair with a peplum top, but work well together with any t-shirt. The sewing pattern is available…
Added 11 March, 2014
How about this for a sewing project - really simple and really stylish. In fact this can be completely no-sew if you use an iron on bonding product, as…
Added 10 March, 2014
The bold central pleat adds interest to this simply styled dress for a little girl. The free PDF pattern covers sizes for children from 1 to 8 years of…
Added 9 March, 2014
This is a stylish and attractive way to add a distinctive touch to a simple t-shirt. You can use an existing t-shirt from your wardrobe or there's a link…
Added 8 March, 2014
Surely this is what the best dressed little men are wearing this season. This onesie with a fake vest design is very smat and great fun. You can salvage…
Added 7 March, 2014
These are practical and versatile pants for kids that could use light weight fabric for pajamas or something heavier for them to play around in. The free…
Added 6 March, 2014
Here's a pretty short sleeved dress for little girls that effectively uses contrasting fabrics. The free downloadable PDF pattern covers sizes from 1…
Added 5 March, 2014
This is an adorable dress for a little girl that will be perfect for spring and autumn, when the weather can change from day to day, paired with sweater…
Added 5 March, 2014
Heat packs always make for great gifts, particularly at the last minute, and they don't come much cuter than these owl styled packs. There's a free template…
Added 4 March, 2014
An expensive designer bag was the inspiration that drove this simple and cleanly styled tote bag. Using leather may put some off of following this project…
Added 3 March, 2014