Save money and make the perfect body form for your next sewing project!
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
We draw on our experience of many years of browsing free sewing patterns and tutorials and explore what makes the difference between an OK free sewing pattern or project and a truly great one!In July we will be celebrating the sixth anniversary of FreeNeedle. Since we started, we’ve browsed and enjoyed literally thousands of free sewing patterns shared by talented and generous crafters and sewing fans around the world. They range from the mouth-wateringly awesome projects and tutorials that send us running for our needles and dusting off the pincushion, through to some that aren’t so great which have left us scratching our heads. The not-so-great tutorials are often lacking in detailed instructions or have failed to spark our interest with great pictures. The best free sewing patterns and tutorials that we see without a doubt feature great quality images as well as clear written instructions.
Monday, 11 February, 2013
It's the time of the week to see the most popular sewing patterns and projects last week
Interestingly, the top ten projects last week didn't change much from the week before, with the top spot again going to the Easy Dress Pattern.
Monday, 31 December, 2012
These are the sewing projects and patterns that were most viewed on Freeneedle in the week ending 23 December
The most popular sewing pattern among Freeneedle's users last week was the Easy Dress pattern that you can see in the photo here. The Audrey dress performed well again, perhaps unsurprising with it's classic design, and, being Christmas Eve today, can we expect the Christmas Eve Pajama Pants to perform especially well today.
Monday, 24 December, 2012
Here we have a quick look at the ten most popular sewing patterns last week
Here you can see what the readers of Freeneedle were most interested in the last week that ended 16 December. Women's clothes make up most of the top ten favorite sewing patterns with the refashioned smock dress well deserving of its position on the top of the pile. It really is a very dramatic restyling project.
Monday, 17 December, 2012