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From: lsoutherla
Date: 11-02-2006, 01:43 PM (1 of 6)
Just wondering if any one has made a duct tape body form. Thought I'd make one. Any tips, etc.? What's the best stand? Thanks.
User: lsoutherla
Member since: 05-04-2006
Total posts: 72
From: HeyJudee
Date: 11-02-2006, 08:17 PM (2 of 6)
A couple of months ago in the Threads magazine, they had an article on how to make a dummy. If you know of anyone who has the magazine, you could just follow the article.

I checked the Threads website and found these instructions (

Hope this helps.
TTFN from
User: HeyJudee
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Total posts: 1366
From: VenusElaine
Date: 11-03-2006, 12:07 AM (3 of 6)
You can also find info at

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User: VenusElaine
Member since: 10-22-2005
Total posts: 126
From: Patty22
Date: 11-03-2006, 07:24 AM (4 of 6)
I didn't read the recent threads magazine, however, they had this years ago in one of the magazines and I thought I would do one of my daughter so I could sew for her while she is away at school.

So here are my mistakes.....

Mistake number one: I gave my daughter one of my old t-shirts to wear to protect her body. Wrong, she needed one that is skin tight. Mine made folds ALL OVER.

Mistake number two: I started pulling really tight on the duck tape for some reason. I wasn't making a corsett form so thank goodness I was able to loosen up a little.

Mistake number three: Give yourself lots of time to take time to put in some key points with a permanent marker. My daughter was getting really antsy by this time.
User: Patty22
Member since: 03-29-2006
Total posts: 1194
From: Magot
Date: 11-03-2006, 08:08 AM (5 of 6)
We did one of these with a girl I was teaching - They had to stuff the form with newspaper once it had been cut off her to give it some body - they hung the form on a coathangerand stuffed around that to fit so that you could hang it from a doorframe at the correct height for the young lady.
love and kisses, Jan
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User: Magot
Member since: 12-22-2002
Total posts: 3626
From: lsoutherla
Date: 11-03-2006, 09:12 AM (6 of 6)
Thanks, folks. I have already printed out the Threads info and everything I could from Leanna's site, as well as from some other sites and figure a tight t-shirt would work better than a loose one. I'll remember not to pull to tightly tho.
User: lsoutherla
Member since: 05-04-2006
Total posts: 72
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