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

The latest free sewing projects and tutorials on Freeneedle

Convertible Top

Feeling positive that there are hot summer days on the way? If so, then nows the time to be preparing your wardrobe for hot sunny days and this versatile…
Read more

Email project link to a friend Show your love for this project Save personal notes Comment on this project

Added 24 April, 2014

Be the first to comment on this project

Use Bias Tape for a Neckline or Arm Hole Facing

This page shows you how you can use bias tape facings on neck and armholes for a cleaner and more professional finish. The clearly presented sewing tutorial…
Read more

Email project link to a friend Show your love for this project Save personal notes Comment on this project

Added 23 April, 2014

Be the first to comment on this project

Rustic Lunch Tote

With its vinyl lining, this reusable lunch bag is easy to clean and the leather strap and metal closures look great and should ensure that this bag is…
Read more

Email project link to a friend Show your love for this project Save personal notes Comment on this project

Added 22 April, 2014

Be the first to comment on this project

A Rare Spanish Palacio For Sale
How to Make Ruffles Without Gathering

This is a very simple and clever idea for making your own ruffled strips without any need for sewing. It's obviously rather more wasteful of fabric than…
Read more

Email project link to a friend Show your love for this project Save personal notes Comment on this project

Added 21 April, 2014

Be the first to comment on this project

Crop Top

This is simply styled crop top with elasticated waist will make for a great summer "go to top" and should be suitable for newbie sewists. The step by…
Read more

Email project link to a friend Show your love for this project Save personal notes Comment on this project

Added 20 April, 2014

Be the first to comment on this project

Handmade Handkerchief

This is a super simple little sewing project that would be great for beginner sewers to practice with. It also makes for a great little gift and is an…
Read more

Email project link to a friend Show your love for this project Save personal notes Comment on this project

Added 19 April, 2014

Be the first to comment on this project

Custom Flared Skirt

This flared skirt is made up of eight fabric panels and the tutorial explains how to create your own pattern based on the intended recipient's dimensions.…
Read more

Email project link to a friend Show your love for this project Save personal notes Comment on this project

Added 18 April, 2014

Be the first to comment on this project

Spaghetti Strap Dress

For those in the northern hemisphere who are looking forward to hot summer days, this simple spaghetti strap dress will be a great addition to the wardrobse…
Read more

Email project link to a friend 1Show your love for this project Save personal notes Comment on this project

Added 18 April, 2014

Be the first to comment on this project

Prom Dress into a Skirt

This tute takes a thrifted prom dress and refashions it into a dressy, but rather more wearable skirt. Ideally, you'll want a dress a few sizes too large…
Read more

Email project link to a friend Show your love for this project Save personal notes Comment on this project

Added 17 April, 2014

Be the first to comment on this project

Colorful Machine Embroidery Pillow

Part sewing machine practice project and part clever little gift idea, this is a neat little scented pillow project. You can use the pillow as an opportunity…
Read more

Email project link to a friend Show your love for this project Save personal notes Comment on this project

Added 16 April, 2014

Be the first to comment on this project

Browse the full directory of 5144 free sewing tutorials and projects