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Start

Start

Start with a 3" by 5" piece of paper. The measurements can be altered slightly. 4" x 6" is also a good measurement (but will require a larger tie in the end).


Lightcrease2

Lightcrease2

Fold the paper in half lengthwise and make a LIGHT crease. The only reason you are doing this is to find the center.


Middlefold1

Middlefold1

Fold one edge into the middle so it lines up with the crease you made. Make a crisp crease here (bone folders work great).


Middlefold2

Middlefold2

Repeat with the other edge.


Collarcrease

Collarcrease

Fold one end down about 1/2" and make a strong crease.


Collarfold2

Collarfold2

With the folded collar edge down, turn the ends in toward the middle on each side. You do not want the fold to start at the middle or there will be no neck. The folds should meet at the middle crease and should be symmetrical.


Endup

Endup

Fold the bottom end up and tuck under collar. Make a sharp crease and then unfold.


Endsout

Endsout

At the opposite end, fold the ends out. This one goes from the bottom corner to the middle of the middle fold. I actually prefer it not to go up quite that high, but it really depends on how you want your sleeves to look. Whereever you fold, make sure the folds are symmetrical and the bottom part must meet at the edges of the fold on the end.


Shirt

Shirt

Tuck the bottom back up into the collar and your shirt is done.


Tie1

Tie1

Use the Word Window punch to create the basis for a tie. You'll also need Paper Snips to shape the tie.


Tie2

Tie2

Cut notches in the top and angle the tie appropriately at the bottom, as shown.


Tiedone

Tiedone

Attach tie. If you want, you can add a brad as a tie tack.