Okay, I have been working on cleaning out my sewing room for what seems like years. I have finally gone through most everything. I have just a few more boxes left to go through. I am so excited to be using my space! What I have loved doing the most is decorating the room with some fun and cheap decorations. Giving my sewing room a little “love” has made me so happy!
For me, the decorations seem to lift my spirits the minute I walk in. Have you ever had a room in your home that you just love? From the moment you walk in, you just feel better, more relaxed and it makes you smile. I am loving my sewing space! Today I want to share my dress form pincushion with you.
I absolutely love dress forms! They add a touch of class and style. I love the metal ones and I love the decorative ones with prints. I have an actual dress form to use when I am sewing dresses, but it isn’t that pretty. I keep it in my closet and get it out when I want to use it. I wanted a smaller one to decorate with and spent a long time shopping at Hobby Lobby, JoAnn’s and other craft stores looking for something small that would be the right color to work in my space. I found a few dress forms I loved, but NOT the price. With eight kids, I have to be really careful when it comes to anything “extra.” (Which is most everything!)
I found this link to make your own small dress form and I loved it! I thought I could totally sew one up. The first one I sewed up was hilarious! I didn’t take pictures because it was so bad! You weren’t even sure if the form was a boy or girl. That just was NOT going to work! So I gave it another try and this time I think I succeeded. 🙂 I found it at http://www.thediydish.com/2011/10/season-4-how-to-make-a-dress-form-mannequin-pin-cushion/. They even have an awesome video to help! These ladies are quite talented! There is also a free pattern you can print.
I added a little skirt to finish mine off and I love how it turned out! I just pinned it on for placement and then hot-glued it. I kind of love it! It is one of the sweetest decorations in my room and makes me smile each time I look at it! These sweet forms would also work in a girls bedroom!
Happy Sewing and Decorating!