Origami Shirt Card
Since origami is a bit confusing at times with all the folds, open, refold, etc. I am making these directions very specific so they are easier to follow...
Hope it helps :)
8 1/2 x 11" thin pattern paper*
scrap white cardstock (optional)
Scissors (optional - for paper only)
*Note - I like to use really thin pattern paper for this technique. You can use cardstock but after several folds it gets tough to make sharp creases.
1. Fold the paper in half lengthwise.
3. Fold the left edge of the paper towards the center fold line.
4. Fold the right edge of the paper towards the center fold line.
5. Flip the paper over so the joint lines are face down.
6. Fold approximately 1" from the top down.
7. (OPTIONAL - Paper Only) - Since this folded down piece will become the collar I like to add a strip of white cardstock to this part. I just use a bit of white scrap cardstock and glue it down with my ATG. You can snip off any excess paper that sticks past the edges.
8. Flip the paper over (the joint lines should now be up).
9. Fold the left upper corner towards the center line so it hits approximately 1 1/4" from the top of the paper.
10. Fold the right upper corner towards the center to match the left corner fold.
Your shirt now has a collar!
11. Fold the bottom half of the paper up until you can tuck it under the collar. Crease this fold line.
12. Open this fold back up.
13. At the bottom of the paper, take hold of the left hand flap of paper; fold it open to create a triangle.
14. Repeat step 13 for the right hand side... These will become your sleeves.
15. Fold the shirt body back up and tuck under the collar.
16. (OPTIONAL - Paper Only) - To help make the sleeves a bit more realistic I like to snip a tiny triangle at the bottoms of each sleeve fold.
And here is what your Shirt Card will look like.....
Tomorrow I will offer a few suggestions on how to finish this card off including buttons, stitches, a tie and more!