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Design Registration Nos. 6007326 & 6007327.

At FlatMannie™ we supply kits for cardboard body structures which can have countless applications. Available as male and female flat pack figures and made in England from recycled, unbleached cardboard these fun items have been designed to construct and to use in any way.
FlatMannie™ is likely to appeal to anyone with an interest in clothes making, fashion design and sewing as well as to those with an interest in recycling, salvaging and re-purposing.
There are 3 sizes each for the boy and for the girl styles and, whilst we don’t claim that their measurements relate directly to garment dress-forms, they are close to any full, half and quarter scale forms available on the market. Should you want to convert your model into a full-blown mannequin we have films here to show you how you can. We can also supply you with the template for a mannequin sheath should you want one*. You have the option to raise your model onto a stand and to see our recommendations for doing this watch our 8 minute film ‘Making a Dress Form’ in the full knowledge that extra items required for this are easily available from local suppliers, stores and shops at low cost. You may find you have most of what’s required to do this in your home already. So … what’s to stop you from having a successful go at pattern draping and fashion designing over your FlatMannie™ model if you want to…?!
Patience and a delicate hand are needed when constructing your FlatMannie™ model as the card is only 1.5mm thick. It’s astonishing how strong and robust the figure becomes by the time it’s made but remember to go gently at the construction stage to avoid any damage that could be sustained to component parts as they’re being interlocked.

 

*Our sheath patterns have been designed to be cut from regular polar-fleece which has a certain amount of stretch and is available from most fabric suppliers nationally in an assortment of colours. (Polar fleece is often made using recycled plastic bottles so while its eco credentials are left wanting in some regard it does have a part to play in helping with environmental issues.) Please understand that should you use any other fabric other than polar-fleece for your FlatMannie™ cover the fit may need some alteration.

Here’s some other ideas we’ve had for functions for your FlatMannie™ model whether or not you give it a fleece cover:-

  • An ornament or ‘objet d’art’…
  • A holder for threads…
  • ……. or pins and needles…
  • A place to store socks…
  • Somewhere to keep balls of wool…
  • For use as a pin-cushion…
  • Somewhere to keep jewellery…
  • A stand for fairy-lights…