Thursday, 17 June 2010

Shirts Tutorial

These are some shirts i learned to make, from a friend long time ago. I am writing down the steps to make them with some pics. I am not good in writing tutorials, so shoot a question if something is not clear.

Step 1. Take a sheet approx 10" x 4". You can modify the size after experimenting a bit and finding out what size suits your project. Hers, I took a page from Femina. You can use patterned papers as well, but then the collar always turn out to be white, so i avoid using them. Check out the bottom left corner shirt in the above pic, with white collars, made using a patterned  paper. 

Step 2.  Fold the paper by roughly two-third of its height. As you can see the back of this paper is very similar in color scheme, i chose this to get a similar collar for the shirt.

Step 3.  Fold the outer flaps towards center as shown.
( If someone noticed, the fold done in step-2 looks inverted, i did that accidentally but forgot to take pic with the two-third fold.)

Step 4.  Now, Its time to make sleeves. Just take a point on central line, and fold the flaps outwards as shown.

 Step 5.  On the other side (length-wise) make a small outward fold as shown. This will form the collar of the shirt, so adjust its height accordingly.

Step 6.  Now, with that fold towards the back side, fold the corner IN  towards the central line as shown.

Step 7. Now take the lower side and tuck-it in the collar just formed. And then flatten the shirt, making a smooth crease at the bottom.


  1. oh wow!!.. nyc!.. thanks!! :).. which paper are u usig??.. its beautiful!

  2. Thanks Spardha.. In the tutorial i have used a page from FEMINA :D Thats why both the sides are printed :D

  3. I simply tried it with a piece of newspaper.... And Voila! it came out well.... I gave it to my hubby, who was resting & he liked it a particular the collar.... Thanks girlie for sharing the same..... Hugs ))))


  4. @Ash: Glad tha you liked it!! And husbands appreciating our efforts is just so nice na! :D

  5. Wow, they look really nice. I'll try making one myself one of these days. :)

  6. Jas: :D yeah try that.. i have used it so often on all the meant-for-guys-giftWraps. :) Its so simple to make yet looks very elegant..