Introduction: $15 Pant Suit

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Do you need to come up with a gift at the last minute but hate putting money in a card because it's not very personal? Here's a cute idea that anyone would love to get.

You'll need a ten dollar bill and a five dollar bill for this project.

(Or you could use 2 ten dollar bills and make it a $20 pant suit)

Step 1: Shirt

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Place the 10 dollar bill on a flat surface in front of you, face up.

Fold the right side up and over toward the left just to the edge of the eye as shown in picture.

Crease the fold with your fingernail.

Turn bill over.

Fold in half lengthwise. Crease.

Open and fold the outside edges to the center. Crease.

Step 2: Sleeves

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Fold the edges diagonally toward the outside.


Turn bill over.

Step 3: Collar

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This step is a little tricky but with a little practice, you'll get it down.

Fold up the bottom edge 1/4". Crease with fingernail.

Turn bill over and fold collar corners at an angle according to photo.

Fold the bill in half and tuck the top of the shirt under the collar.

Step 4: Pants

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Fold the five dollar bill in half lengthwise.

Open, and fold the outside edges toward the center fold line. Crease.

Fold in half again and crease with fingernail.

Take this long slender piece and fold in half, at an angle, refer to picture.

Tuck folded edge of pants into the shirt.

You could use a 10 dollar bill for the pants if you like. (making this a 20 dollar pant suit)

Place pant suit in a birthday card.

Great idea for a last minute gift!


gmcluvvin (author)2016-01-01

wow i was making these when i was 5 .. i am now 31 and still make them.. :)

pj200 (author)2015-12-29

but a bit expensive

katvanlew (author)pj2002016-01-01

If you line up another bill beside the ten, you can see where to fold it. I've made these with ones and fives and twenties...It's fun to leave a tip at a restaurant with a couple of ones or a five and a one, the servers enjoy receiving them.

loudogcool (author)2015-12-31


katvanlew (author)loudogcool2016-01-01

I didn't come up with this, several years ago I had a calendar with origami projects for each day and this was one of them.

Little hawk13 (author)2015-12-31

This is adorable!

katvanlew (author)Little hawk132016-01-01

Thanks! This is something anyone can do.

southerncharmholsters (author)2015-12-30

my mom use to always leave a " shirt" for a tip. You have just made my day... she would have loved the pants part.

Yeah, it's not that difficult but just takes a little repetition to remember how.

JavaProgrammer made it! (author)2015-12-31

Cool! I've seen the shirt in the past but forgot how to make it, and the pants make an excellent addition!

katvanlew (author)JavaProgrammer2016-01-01

So much fun!

ReMaker made it! (author)2015-12-31

Congratulations! You got my vote. This is the first instructable I actually made in under 10 minutes. I used dollar bills, NYE tip when I get some grub...

Thanks for posting!

katvanlew (author)ReMaker2016-01-01

Awesome! Isn't it fun to leave these for tips? Puts a smile on the servers face, I've been doing this for years.

pj200 (author)2015-12-29


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