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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Graphic Tunic Tops

You can make these good looking tunic tops to fit your own size and use your favorite graphic fabrics to show your own style. There are two variations…
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No Sew Burlap Valance

Here's a super simple way to dress up a large window and add a little privacy without completely obscuring the view beyond. Thanks to fusible bond this…
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Added 30 July, 2014

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Jeans Pocket Cushion

Whether you say cushion or pillow, this is a great little recycling project to breathe new life into an old pair of jeans, while also making in roads…
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Added 29 July, 2014

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Rebecca Dress

This is the Rebecca dress pattern and tutorial. Offered as a PDF to download, the sewing pattern comes in US sizes 4 to 22. It is a cowl neckline bodice…
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Added 28 July, 2014

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Turning Japanese Bag

If you've ever sewn a bag before or are just looking for a quick and easy project, this could be for you. The use of metal handles in this bag means there…
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Added 27 July, 2014

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Drop Elastic Waist Dress

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…
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Added 26 July, 2014

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Seat Belt Pillow

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…
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Added 25 July, 2014

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Floral Panel Top

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…
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Added 24 July, 2014

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T-Shirt Maternity Dress

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…
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Added 23 July, 2014

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Make-Up Brush Bag

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…
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Added 22 July, 2014

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