HOW TO MAKE A NECK CAP FOR YOUR DRESS FORM

HOW TO MAKE A NECK CAP FOR YOUR DRESS FORM

February 02, 2017 2 Comments

how to make a neck cap for your dress form

When I came up with the idea of creating a professional dress form, I found a big challenge finding a neck cap that would fit perfectly for any size.

When I was researching on the internet for some inspiration, a light bulb went off in my head:

A plastic jar!

If you take a look around your kitchen or bathroom, I’m sure that you’ll find some jars or bottles that can be used for the project. Your best bet is to find a lid that has the same circumference as your dress form neck. If it´s not the right size, don´t threw the container away, just measure the bottom. You may be pleasantly surprised!

STEP 1

Materials:

Tutorial: materials list for a neck cap dress form

  • Plastic lid or a plastic container
  • Measuring tape
  • Permanent Marker
  • Cutter
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun

STEP 2

Measure your dress form neck to find the right container. If you find a lid that has the same circumference you can go directly to STEP 5, if not keep reading.

Measurements dress form neck girth

STEP 3

The plastic containers we have at home, normally are made of a soft plastic so, they can be easily cut.

Mark the outside of the container, about 0.625 from the bottom of the lid.

Tutorial: using a plastic jar to create a neck cap

STEP 4

Make a 2 in length incision with the cutter (if you want to be extra safe use pruning gloves.) Lightly etch the surface with the blade several times until it goes through. 

Once the blade is inside, push down the container with your left thumb and continue cutting. Go slow and follow the line. 

Cutting the container for making a neck cap

 STEP 5

Use the scissors to finish the cut.

Making a neck cap: cutting the container

STEP 6

After the cut is completed, paint the new lid and let it dry before gluing it.

Dress form neck cap painted

STEP 7

To get started, apply about 1 inch of glue lengthwise on the rim of the neck and press it against the lid. Continue applying glue around the neck and pressing as you go until is completely sealed. 

Gluing the neck cap for your dress form

If you like the dress form you can take a look here:

https://www.snipandsew.com/products/professional-child-dress-form 



2 Responses

Eli
Eli

September 15, 2017

Hi Lyndsay!! Happy to hear about your new cap!! :) I’d love to see a picture!

Lindsay Forde
Lindsay Forde

September 11, 2017

This is a great idea! I just bought a used form that was missing its neck cap and it was a problem because the central pole had no anchor so the whole form was off balance. After reading this I went scouring my kitchen and couldn’t really find anything plastic that worked, but, ow and behold, we had a large canning jar lid that was exactly right! I ended up using a piece of clear plastic to fit the lid so that I could cut a hole in the middle of it to anchor the pole. Works great! A wonderful solution until I find something more permanent and pretty!

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