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
In this sewing tutorial, you see how to create your own attractive quilted fabric that is ideal for use in making a handy zippered pouch. As well as detailed…
Added 24 May, 2015
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Added 23 May, 2015
If you're a newbie who's just easing themselves gently into the world of sewing , this looks like the kind of tutorial you'll want to check out. Showing…
Added 22 May, 2015
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Added 21 May, 2015
This tutorial will show you can use coordinating fabrics to make a pair shorts for a boy. This technique allows you to add a color pop down the side and…
Added 20 May, 2015
This stylish looking skirt uses a layer of lace on jersey fabric for a sophisticated look that is surprisingly comfortable to wear and doesn't require…
Added 19 May, 2015
You can have fun preparing fabric to work with using the simple technique described here. This is a great alternative use for a rubber stamp and you quickly…
Added 15 May, 2015
Any who is keen to be always sewing, wherever they are, will be interested in this neat little sewing project. Inspired by butcher knife rolls, this fabric…
Added 14 May, 2015
The simple graphic style of this tote bag makes me think of minimalist Mondrian. The sewing tutorial contains several different colorways that you can…
Added 13 May, 2015
This simply styled and oversize top is perfect for lazy days knocking around the house and super quick and easy to sew. You find full instructions on…
Added 12 May, 2015