How to make your own sewing mannequin from duct tape

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Some people love making their own, unique dresses and clothes. If you’re one of those crafty people, then you should have a mannequin that is the size and shape of your body! And this is how you can make one…

DIY Duct Tape Mannequin

Use duct tape! This DIY dress form can be of great help when making your own clothes, particularly during hemming and fitting.

And if you have friends or family that you plan on making clothes for, you can make their own duct tape dress form so that you have a better look at how the dress is going as you finish it!

Though it’s not an easy project to make, we’re confident that it will make your dress-making projects even more enjoyable and easier! You just need a patient helper to wrap duct tape around you. :)

Do you know someone who will love this idea?


  • Old T-Shirt (which you don’t mind being cut up and destroyed)
  • Small piece of Discardable Cloth
  • 2 rolls Duct Tape
  • Cardboard and Cardboard Tubing
  • Stuffing – foam, polyfil or clothes


  • Sharp Scissors
  • Marker

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Thanks to Burda Style for this idea. You can get step-by-step instructions here