Father’s Day Card Ideas: How to Make an Origami Shirt

If you caught my last post, it showed a Cricut accordian fold father's day card with an origami shirt.  I really liked how the card turned out, and I'm thinking about borrowing this idea to make cards for my husband, my dad, and my father-in-law.

However, I had no idea how to make an origami shirt, but fortunately, I found an excellent tutorial from Z-Grandma Karen on YouTube.  Here's the video:

The shirt is made from a 4" x 6" sheet of designer paper.  You could try using lightweight card stock for this project, but from my own personal experience with origami folds, card stock can be difficult to work with when you are making multiple folds.

The first step is to score the width of the paper one inches in from each side.  Folding these sides in, you will then have a folded sheet of paper that is 2" x 6".

Then, with the "flippy" side down, score the paper 1/2" from the top.

From there, the folds get a little more complicated.  I might try to get some diagrams made (and if I do, I will update this post), but for now, the video does a good job of explaining what you need to do.

For the final touch, add brads going down the center of the shirt as buttons.  In her video, Z-Grandma Karen uses a tool for determining the placement of the brads.  Although I have a lot of tools, that's not one that I own, so I will probably just go "old school" and use my ruler and pencil to mark where I need the brads to go.

Anyway, let me know what you think by leaving a comment below...

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