You Will Need ...
  1. Duct Tape

  2. Doll (for measurement)

  3. Sticky Back Velcro (6-inch long strip cut in half longways)

  4. Sharpie

  5. Pattern Template - click on stats tab on right

  6. Scissors

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Step 1: 

Print and cut out your pattern template - found under the stats tab on the right. Trace onto your pre-made duct tape fabric, which should be 7-inches wide by 14-inches long. In order to get two shirt pieces from one piece of fabric draw your first 1/2 shirt piece, then flip it and draw the second.

Step 2: 

Cut the pieces out (within the line) and trim any excess.

Step 3: 

Now its time to assemble the shirt. Line up the sides and the edges. The large whole piece is the front, and the two half pieces are the back.

Step 4: 

As shown in the materials picture, it's important to pre-cut some small strips of duct tape beforehand, which will help hold the shirt together at the seams. Starting at the shoulders, take your small strips of tape and lay over the edge, overlapping a bit so you can seal on the other side when you flip.

Step 5: 

Do the same thing at the sides (waist) of the shirt.

Step 6: 

Flip the entire shirt over (making sure all the pieces still line up) and fold over your small duct tape strips.

Step 7: 

Now open your shirt and turn inside-out.

Step 8: 

Do the same exact thing on the inside of the shirt. (Tip: Now that you see that the shirt can be reversible, you can ultimately use two different colors for the inside/outside and make two shirts in one ... the only thing is you couldn't use velcro as a closure in this option, but instead seal with duct tape)

Step 9: 

Trim any excess tape.

Step 10: 

Your shirt is done. All that remains is the velcro closure. Flip the shirt again so the color you want visible is on the outside.

Step 11: 

Place the short on your doll and flip her over. Apply one piece of velcro to one edge of the shirt. You can use a long, thin strip or smaller pieces if you like.

Step 12: 

Peel the back off of the other piece of velcro and attach to the piece you have already secured. Close the shirt and press down hard.

Step 13: 

Grab a bag of embellishments or check out some of my fun and simple duct tape sticker tutorials on YouTube for jazzing up your dolly. The sky is the limit!

Age: 
School-age
Tween
Teen
Adult
Senior
Craft Length: 
15 - 30 minutes
Difficulty: 
Attention, please! (a few rules to follow)
Downloads: 
Duct Tape: 
Jewelry and wearables
Prep Time: 
5 minutes or less
Supervision: 
1 adult per 10 children