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
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…
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Added 20 August, 2014
This video tutorial shows you how to compare different fabrics together, add and remove fabrics, see what works together as a package and what is a glaring…
Added 19 August, 2014
If you prefer your maxi skirts to have a bit more fit to them, this pattern is the perfect formula for a flattering low-volume maxi skirt that is fitted…
Added 18 August, 2014
This cute little softie will be a great beginner project, especially for kids, to get them started and interested in sewing. It's as simple as you could…
Added 17 August, 2014
This interesting article walks through the complete process of designing a sundress, from the initial thoughts through to the final design. Anyone looking…
Added 16 August, 2014
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Added 15 August, 2014
A great project for beginner sewers, these headbands use your favorite ribbon for quick and easy results. The simple photo tutorial shows you how to make…
Added 14 August, 2014
This car seat organizer uses an insulated backing to help keep things at the right temperature for your kids! The sewing tutorial comes with a free sewing…
Added 13 August, 2014