Introduction: Dollar Bill Origami- Shirt and Tie

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This quick and simple tutorial will show you how to fold a single dollar bill into a handsome shirt and tie. Worth doing just for the fun of it, but also a cool way to leave part of your tip the next time you're at a restaurant!

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Step 1: Watch This Video!

Here you can watch me fold the bill as I explain each step!

Here is a link to the video incase the embedded version isn't working for you: Dollar Origami video link

Step 2: What You'll Need

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Just a singel dollar bill. Any denomination works. Remember that the newer and crisper the bill, the easier it will be to use.

Step 3: First Basic Folds

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First fold your bill in half, then unfold it. Next fold so that both edges meet in the center crease you've just created.

Step 4: Paper Airplane Fold

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Unfold your bill so that it is flat again. Fold one end just like a paper airplane: take one corner and fold it into a triangle shape, then repeat with the adjacent corner. They should meet up along the center crease.

Step 5: Fold Over

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Fold this end of the bill forward towards the presidents face. The tip of this large tingle should line up with the center crease.

Step 6: Fold the Tie

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This part can be tricky the first time you try it. So don't get discouraged if it takes you a little longer than the previous steps. I've used red to outline the folds you'll be making for this step. First you'll want to unfold the fold from the previous step. Then make two folds from the base edges of the little white triangle at the tip, diagonally back so that they meet up at the crease you created during the previous step. The second and third pictures are of what your bill should look like when you've completed these folds.

Step 7: Finish the Tie

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Flip the bill over so that you are looking at your recent folds from underneath. Fold the sides of this large triangle so that they lay flat underneath your tie. Now fold over again along the same crease made in step five. You've completed your tie!

Step 8: Step Three Re-fold

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Fold both edges back in towards the center just as in step three. But this time tuck them underneath the tie.

Step 9: Start the Collar

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Fold forward along the white bar at the bottom of the bill.

Step 10: Finish the Collar

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Flip the bill over. Tuck the corners in toward the center so that diagonal creases are made. The exact length of these creases is not that important as long as they are both relatively similar and the two corners are almost touching near the center.

Step 11: Getting Close!

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Fold the bill so that the collar lines up just under the tie.

Step 12: Fold the Sleeves

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Undo the fold from the last step and push the creases outward (in the opposite direction), then refold so that the collar is back under the tie. This will create two sleeves, one on either side of the collar. Don't be afraid to pull on and play with them until they are about equal size.

Step 13: Shirt and Sleeves

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Fold the lower half of the bill (which contains the sleeves and collar) behind the upper half so that the sleeves match up with the shirt.

Step 14: Add the Collar

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From the back, fold up the collar section. From the front, slide the lips of both sides of the collar over the shirt so that the tie is centered between them. Press everything together and go over your most recent creases.

Step 15: Congratulations!!!

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You have completed your shirt and tie origami! If you are at all confused about, or having trouble with any of the steps please watch the video embedded in the first step of this instructable so you can see exactly how it's done. Enjoy!

If you liked this instructable and would like to see more of my tutorials check out the links to my website and youtube channel in the intro to this instructable. Have a great day. =]


Cometeer made it! (author)2014-06-23

Nice! The instructions are very clear. I just made one myself.

It looks better than mine! Very impressive!

qweaver7 made it! (author)2014-06-23

So cool and fun to make!

Glad to see you made one=] it looks great!

bevishobbs (author)2017-06-14

Youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu did that with real money?


Ethan1023 (author)2016-09-20

What in the world! That's sweet.

EshanArora3 made it! (author)2015-09-30

Really Enjoyed making it!

Calvin- (author)2015-09-13

Doesn't work really well with 5 euros bills haha (And I may suck a little too)

sghbgy made it! (author)2015-06-23

It's Awsome ...

DaddysGal22 (author)2015-03-24

Turned out alright

korn76live made it! (author)2015-01-18

Thanks !!

my first try went pretty good !!

scott.adams.1612 made it! (author)2015-01-08

Thank you. I like adding one when I leave tips.

scott.adams.1612 made it! (author)2015-01-08

Thanks. I like adding one to my tip.

scott.adams.1612 (author)2015-01-08

Thanks. I like adding one to my tip.

davekristian15 (author)2014-07-14

It so FUN to do. :)
Nice one ;)

Disneydreamer (author)2014-07-13

Do you have any other money folds?

sazee (author)2014-07-11

I made it by Iran money

PrimoWorks made it! (author)2014-07-04

This is so cool! Great way to leave a tip. :)

NickGriffin made it! (author)2014-06-29

Far from great, but this is actually the first time I have attempted any fold in my nearly 58 years-so a first attempt is better than none, eh? ;-)

It's certainly proof that it's never too late to start, great job!

socaltone (author)2014-06-25

its therapy for my broken finger!

ouch!! May I ask what happened?

zyck made it! (author)2014-06-24

great instructable!

Thanks, I see you did very well=]


tankit178 made it! (author)2014-06-23

Thanks for your tutorial ^^ very nice :D

wow that looks really nice! What is that you've folded it out of?

Looks like foreign currency.

mrsshope13 made it! (author)2014-06-23

a little sloppy, ( I suck at origami) but I did it! ! so fun to make!

haha no worries, It looks good=]

bergerab (author)2014-06-23

Awesome! I love the step by step pictures. I'm on a long car ride so I'll give this a go!

Awesome! I'd love to see a pic when you're done.

bergerab made it! (author)The Best Hobbies Blog2014-06-23

Well after a few tries I got pretty close!

Well you can tell what it is, so it counts=]

doodlecraft (author)2014-06-23

Awesome, I love these! :)

Thank you, me too!

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