How to make a mannequin for booties with your own hands

Many craftswomen will confirm that to create booties you just need your personal mannequin, which will be convenient to create on. Undoubtedly, it is difficult to find a suitable option, then the method is very complicated, it is simply unprofitable and easier to buy a finished form.

The article contains the best tips of venerable needlewomen helping to make a mannequin for booties with their own hands from simple materials.

Brief master class

This is a fairly simple method, which is incredibly popular among experienced craftsmen.

The main materials:

  • chopsticks for sushi;
  • cardboard;
  • food wrap;
  • putty;
  • water;
  • scissors;
  • stationery knife;
  • container;
  • gypsum;
  • PVA glue;
  • sunflower oil;
  • plasticine;
  • non-woven napkins.

First of all, they wrap a film on the legs of the doll, best of all food, and cut out from cardboard the traces that are applied to the foot of the doll. After that, everything is carefully covered with plasticine, making them look like blocks.

Next, napkins, preferably non-woven, are cut into strips of 3 cm wide, wrapped in future pads and carefully coated with PVA glue. Now you need to let the product dry, postponing work for six or five hours. Then the mold must be cut along with the knife, gradually remove the toys from the feet, glue and varnish from the inside. Needlework experts recommend that newcomers make sure that they have prepared an ordinary plaster mold for pouring. In the form of a container, a plastic container is perfect, in which a cutout is made in the side wall for legs tightly fixed with a film and tape.

By the way, so that the gypsum is easily detached, it is advisable to lubricate all the parts with vegetable oil. Next, cast gypsum in about 200 ml of water, everything is quickly mixed, bringing to a consistency similar to sour cream. It should be borne in mind that five minutes are allotted to the whole process, otherwise the mass begins to harden.

The induced solution is instantly poured into molds and half into the tray. Before hardening, sushi sticks are placed in the center of the mold. After an hour, the gypsum mixture is again bred and added to the bucket. All grease with oil and left to dry for several hours.

When the mold dries, you can disassemble the workpieces, putty, primer and varnish them. In total, about a day, a wonderful form of a mannequin for booties with your own hands is obtained.

Forty minutes form

There is another great trick telling how to make a mannequin for booties with your own hands. Having previously taken measurements from the legs, polystyrene foam is acquired , with a thickness of at least 50 millimeters, from which the parallelepiped is measured, cut out.

Having cut off the excess, round the bottom, peeling the object like a potato.

Having marked the place where the shin is inserted, they round off it, polishing it with sandpaper.

Of course, to sew boots on such a mannequin is not comme il faut, but to tie miniature booties just right.

Regardless of the choice, each of these methods is unique, simple and economical, the main thing is to listen to practical tips from professionals in this matter.