Scissors for cutting paper
Scissors for cutting fabric
Scrap of fabric with small pattern
My paper templates Click here for template.
Mini dress shirt label Click here for labels.
Buttons, small beads and/or micropuncher with glossy paper
Labels from Men's dress shirts reduced to 1:12 scale
Step#1 - Download paper templates and print out on cardstock. Using paper cutting scissors cut out templates. Download dress shirt labels and print out on plain paper. Cut out, seal with spray sealer and set aside to let dry.
Step#2 - Cut pieces of material: 1 piece = 5 1/4" long x 2 1/4" wide, 1 piece = 2" long x 1/2" wide, 1 piece = 2 1/2" long x 1/2" wide.
Step#3 - Position square piece of cardstock template on wrong side of fabric about a 1/2" from top.
Place thin line of tacky glue on either side of cardboard and glue fabric vertically.
Then fold 1/2" piece down and glue to cardstock.
Step#4 - Place some dots of tacky glue over the rest of the shirt. Fold the top part in half and then in half again. Set aside and let dry.
Step#5 - Take the collar cardstock template and lightly score the lines near the collar points. Crease along scored line, then unbend to normal shape.
Step#6 - Spread a little bit of tacky glue on the side with the scored line and place down on the wrong side of the fabric piece that is 2" long x 1/2" wide.
Step#7 - Using the fabric scissors trim the fabric to edge of cardstock. Do only the 3 sides shown.
Step#8 - On the last side trim along the angles side.
Step#9 - Then place small amount of glue on middle of the bottom of collar.
Step#10 - Fold piece of fabric down and press lightly. Trim excess fabric.
Step#11 - Now take the 2 1/2" long x 1/2" wide piece of fabric and place a line of glue down the center of the wrong side of fabric. Fold in thirds towards center overlapping the edges.
Now that you have all the pieces made let's put the shirt together.
Step#12 - Take the collar piece and bend the points down. Place glue sparingly along the bottom edge of collar. Carefully bend the collar into a round shape so the edge of the collar points touch. Press firmly near top of folded shirt and hold for a few seconds until secure. You may need to use a toothpick to scrap away any oozing glue.
Step#13 - Now take the folded center piece of material and trim both ends a bit for a clean appearance. Put a small line of glue along the back of material and place one end snugly under collar,Press firmly to the folded shirt.
Step#14 - Your shirt should now look like this.
Step#15 - All we need to do now is add the finishing touches. You can use small no hold beads or tiny buttons for the buttons. I wanted to use my new micropuncher so I just punched a few "buttons" out of some leftover glossy photo paper. Using a toothpick I placed a very tiny amount of tacky glue in a few spots down the center of the shirt and placed on the buttons.
Step#16 - Now time to add the label. I spread a bit of glue on the shirt fabric inside the collar with a toothpick and using tweezers placed the label inside.
I hope your mini-man will enjoy is dress shirt:)