17 Free DIY Dress Form Projects

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

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Poppy Top or Dress

You can adjust the length of this design to make either a top or a dress. This is a really easy sewing project that's suitable for all and creates a great…
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Added 27 January, 2015

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Spray Bleach Shirt

A no sew project today that concentrates on surface decoration using bleach to add a design to colored fabric. This is a great way to give a new twist…
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Added 26 January, 2015

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Ruffled and Ready Bag

An easy to sew bag with no zippers or closures. Simply follow the instructions to sew the fabric part of the bag and slip it over the frame. The frame…
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Added 25 January, 2015

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Flat Gathered Elasticated Skirt

This gathered and elasticated waist skirt has a light and airy feel that makes it a great go to wardrobe item. The easy to follow online sewing tutorial…
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Added 23 January, 2015

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Decision Cube

A decision cube could be a great way for the indecisive to make decisions, though this one has been designed as a fun classroom teaching tool. Just slip…
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Added 22 January, 2015

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Hand Muff

A hand muff is a great way to keep hands toasty warm on a cold day and this tutorial shows you how to sew one using just a couple of rectangles of fabric…
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Added 21 January, 2015

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Lace Skirt

This is a nice and easy sewing project that gives a plain skirt a new look by overlaying it with a lace tube. There are clear instructions given in this…
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Added 20 January, 2015

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How to Sew Steeply Slanted or Bias Seams

This is something you may not come across very often, but it’s good to know for the first time that you are called upon to sew a slanted seam.…
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Added 19 January, 2015

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Circus Seal Softie

The seal soft toy in this tutorial is super cute and rather cunning too with the use of magnets to help it balance its ball on its nose. The eay to follow…
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Added 18 January, 2015

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Quilted Laptop Bag

This quilted laptop bag uses small strips of fabric to make up the bag so could be a good way to use up fabric scraps from your stash while giving you…
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Added 17 January, 2015

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