Mini Shirt Tutorial

I thought there might be a few of you out there who would like to know how I made these fun Mini Shirts for my Father’s Day projects featured in yesterday’s Best Dad Ever post. So I went ahead and prepared a tutorial so that you could make little shirts for your own Father’s Day projects, or for whatever you like! Let’s get started!

For this project, you will need:
– One 2-3/4″ x 2-1/4″ piece of card stock for the shirt
– Two 5/8″ x 7/8″ pieces of card stock for the sleeves
– Scrap piece of white card stock big enough to stamp the tie image on
– Tie image from Best Dad Ever set
– Ink of your color choice
– Stampin’ Dimensionals
– Adhesive (SNAIL or liquid)
– Paper Trimmer

Step 1
Take your 2-3/4″ x 2-1/4″ piece of card stock and, using your paper trimmer, cut in 1/2″ from both sides of the card stock piece at 1/2″ down from the top. You’re just making little slits to create the collar of the shirt. Your cuts should be parallel to the short sides of the card stock piece. Use the photo below as a reference.

Step 2
Now use your paper trimmer to trim 1/4″ off from both sides of the card stock piece up to the collar slits you created. Your card stock piece should look like the photo below.

Step 3
Take the two protruding parts of the card stock piece and fold them over at an angle so that the two top corners meet near the top center of the shirt, as shown.

Step 4
Now take the tie image stamp and stamp one of the ties onto your scrap piece of white cardstock. Cut out the tie image and adhere it to the shirt piece. You can fold over the collar to help you position the tie before adhering it. Also, take one Stampin’ Dimensional and cut it in half. Apply each half to the inside of the shirt collar. Your shirt should now look like below.

Step 5
Remove the backing from the Stampin’ Dimensionals and fold over the shirt collar, pressing down lightly to make sure it adheres. Now the shirt collar has a nice pop to it!

Step 6
Finally, take your two sleeve pieces and adhere them to the back of the shirt. You should now have a completed mini shirt!

It really is super simple to create these fun mini shirts. You can whip up a whole batch of them in a flash for some fun embellishments to have on hand. Try making some out of DSP for even more designer fun! I plan on making some using some paper with a Hawaiian print 😀

Well, that’s it for now. Next week I’ll be doing a super quick tutorial on creating DSP envelopes (as seen on my Fab Florets Minis post) along with some new Fab Florets Mini cards! So don’t miss out on that fun!

Hope you enjoyed this week’s projects and tutorial. If you have any questions, please let me know!

Until next time…

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set: Best Dad Ever
Ink: Poppy Parade
Paper: Basic Gray
Tools: Paper Trimmer, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL adhesive
All above supplies can be purchased in My Stampin’ Up! Online Store

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5 thoughts on “Mini Shirt Tutorial

  1. cris says:

    thanks so much for posting these instructions! i think they are so cute and can’t wait to try them out!!

  2. Amy says:

    Thanks for the tutorial! Saw these from your post on Splitcoast – they are so adorable!

  3. Kathy Bolam says:

    Hi Jacqueline, a perfect, simple tutorial for a man’s shirt! Always need ideas for masculine cards. Thank you!

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