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 pretty nightgowns for little girls are made from four squarish rectangles of fabric, so no pattern required for this sewing project. The tutorial…
Added 20 December, 2014
This tutorial shows you how to sew a simple elasticated circle skirt with waistband - this one is for a girl, but you can adjust the sizes for all ages.…
Added 19 December, 2014
A break from free sewing patterns with this article that looks at the key features for anyone considering buying a serger sewing machine. For those looking…
Added 18 December, 2014
This page offers tips to help you clean and maintain your sewing machine at home. The information concentrates on machines with front loading bobbins…
Added 17 December, 2014
While this design is Christmas-themed, you could easily use another colour palette and make it for any occasion. Brew yourself a cup of tea or coffee…
Added 16 December, 2014
These fleece elf hat and shoes will be great fun for the Christmas celebrations and being fleece, they're snug and cozy too. The tutorial walks you through…
Added 15 December, 2014
This tie on collar is a clever way to bring some flexibility to a little girl's wardrobe, allowing you to change the look and style of different tops…
Added 14 December, 2014
This lining tutorial is super easy. You will be able to add a beautiful lining to your skirt without much fuss or added time. While there are several…
Added 13 December, 2014
This is a super easy sewing idea to make a fun little finger puppet. It could be a great project to get kids involved with and you could easily adapt…
Added 12 December, 2014
Forget about complicated and time consuming sewing at this busy time of year. Hereâ€™s a simple free skirt pattern for a skirt with shaped seams…
Added 11 December, 2014