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
It's both comfy and good looking, this light weight summer dress. There's no sewing pattern with this as the tutorial includes simple instructions on…
Added 26 July, 2014
This seat belt pillow will bring some much needed comfort to long drives. There's a velcro strap to keep it held in place and a zipper in the cover means…
Added 25 July, 2014
Here's a fresh and fun way to refashion a raglan style top by adding a floral front panel. There are simple instyructions along with an illustrated step…
Added 24 July, 2014
The simple t-shirt inspired styling of this dress makes this an easy to wear dress that will be perfect for summer wear. The tutorial includes full instructions…
Added 23 July, 2014
Just in time for those heading off for summer vacations comes this handy roll up make-up brush bag. There's a free PDF sewing pattern that you can download…
Added 22 July, 2014
This upcycling project started with a simple denim shift dress that was turned into a more styled mini dress. If you've got a shift dress that's getting…
Added 21 July, 2014
This good looking t-shirt has a few small details to set it apart from plainer summer tops, with the shoulder seams being slightly at the front to show…
Added 20 July, 2014
This simple and easy to sew drawstring bag is one of those seewing projects that you'll find endless uses for. You can easily adapt this design by cutting…
Added 19 July, 2014
This slim wallet is perfect for jeans pockets and other clothes where you don't want unsightly bulges. You can adapt this easily by adjusting the size…
Added 18 July, 2014
This is a very handy and unusual sewing tutorial that demonstrates how to make a double eyeglass case, so that you easily carry your reading glasses and…
Added 17 July, 2014