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
This multi layered tulle petticoat is a pretty striking looking piece that will be great for anyone who loves the full skirted fifties look. The tutorial…
Added 31 March, 2015
This super seams pages concentrates on describing how to sew seams that can stand up to the wear and tear of daily life. The tutorial uses a pair of shorts…
Added 30 March, 2015
This stylish full length skirt uses knit fabric to ensure it should be as comfy to wear as it is good looking. The design was kept simple, so requiring…
Added 29 March, 2015
We've included heating pads on Freeneedle before, but I think this is the first we've seen that's designed to fit around the neck and cover the shoulders…
Added 28 March, 2015
This is a super easy and good looking skirt project that couldn't be easier as it's no-sew. It uses a clever technique of doubling the fabric at the waist…
Added 27 March, 2015
Here's an easy to follow tutorial to make cute baby bibs, that comes with a free PDF pattern that you can download. Even if you donâ€™t have a baby…
Added 26 March, 2015
For this cute little jacket for a toddler, you can use an old sweatshirt to donate the fabric for this project to help keep costs down. The full sewing…
Added 25 March, 2015
This is a great way to make a striking quilt top using jelly roll fabric strips. If you're not familiar with them, jelly rolls are sets of thin fabric…
Added 24 March, 2015
Anyone thinking about getting ready for the beach this summer will need to look out for a beach coverup and this is a fun looking and stylish solution.…
Added 23 March, 2015
If you want to give your necklines and armholes a professional looking finish, this article will be just the ticket. It describes four different methods…
Added 22 March, 2015