Introduction: Dollar Bill Shirt

Dollar dollar bills y'all, or how to make a dollar into a tiny shirt.

Massive credit goes to Clay, who put up the idea originally, along with much other money art.

Step 1: Gotta Have Cash Money

Get a dollar.

(Don't steal it though, as that would be wrong, and I'll judge you. Begging is okay, but if you're going to beg, you should do something for people in return, like hum the national anthem.)

Place dollar face up.

Step 2: 50 Cents

Fold the dollar in half, lengthwise, such that George is covered.

Step 3: Now, Unfold the Dollar.

Unfold the dollar after you have folded it in half as mentioned in the previous step.

Yeah, I know. You are probably saying... "Folding it in half and then telling me to unfold it, what's the point???". The previous fold marks the middle of the short height of the dollar and you will need the crease mark in order to line up folds in later steps.

(NOTE: This step has been added since the original instructions were created... It should help with creating the sleeves that many had problems making the original fold. )

Step 4: Fold Dollar to Washington's Nose

On the side with Washington's face, fold one end of the dollar so the edge goes up to Washington's nose.


(NOTE: This step has been added since the original instructions were created... It should help with creating the sleeves that many had problems making the original fold. )

Step 5: Another 50 Cents

Using the crease you made in the very first fold, fold each half of the bill over, so the edges meet in the middle at the crease.

(NOTE: This step has been added since the original instructions were created... It should help with creating the sleeves that many had problems making the original fold. )

Step 6: Make Sleeve Folds

On the end that you folded to Washington's nose, make 2 folds so the corners extend out.

(NOTE: This step has been added since the original instructions were created... It should help with creating the sleeves that many had problems making the original fold. )

Step 7: Flip-flop

Flip the bill over.

Step 8: Pop the Collar

Take the white (unprinted) edge of the bill, and fold it over itself, where the unprinted part meets the printed part. Fold from the bottom, such that the split in the middle of the underside shows.

Step 9: Pressed Button-down

Flip the bill over again. Take the edge of the bill on the side you just folded, and fold that over towards the middle (where the split is) to create roughly a 30 degree angle. Does it have to be a 30 degree angle? No. Just look at the picture. Do the same for the other side.

Step 10: More Folding, No Clever Wording

Fold the dollar so the bottom edge with the "sleeves" goes under the "collar".

Step 11: Light Starch

This is what it should look like when it is complete.

Step 12: I Took Photos and I'll I Got Was This Lousy T-shirt

These after you've mastered the one, you can move on to other denominations. These bills can be used for many things, like paying for dry cleaning, or to make a semi-anti-exploitative statement when you buy your sweatshop-manufactured clothing.

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SoyGentil made it!(author)2016-03-27

Nice

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Devan+campbell made it!(author)2010-10-20

look at my shirt i made

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Zizalaviva made it!(author)2012-11-05

Wait, how did you do that? Show me.

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keomully made it!(author)2011-01-23

EPIC!!! quick instructable?

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freakyqwerty made it!(author)2010-12-11

One word: How?

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WUVIE made it!(author)2012-06-17

Great pictures, thank you! I've been meaning to look these up for some time, but keep forgetting. Logged onto Instructables, and here you are!

Wonderful for making up a batch ahead of time in different denominations for tips.

Thanks!

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Treasure+Tabby made it!(author)2012-06-17

Ooo neat. At first I thought it was an actual tea shirt.

But I guess it would go well on a mouse or a Barbie doll or something.

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Flumpkins made it!(author)2008-06-20

You mean Lincoln's nose! :D

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darth+acexxacer made it!(author)2009-04-17

your annoying

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Flumpkins made it!(author)2009-04-17

First off... I don't remember what I meant in that comment... and second off, how the frig is that annoying?

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Flumpkins made it!(author)2009-04-17

Oh yeah, because I was using a 5.

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darth+acexxacer made it!(author)2009-04-17

no because you postedf on every single page*

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Flumpkins made it!(author)2009-04-18

What the hell are you talking about? I only posted on that one.

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darth+acexxacer made it!(author)2009-04-18

I overexagerated you posted on one other step but still neither one of your posts were helpful in any way

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freakyqwerty made it!(author)2010-12-11

Neither were your's.

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The+Expert+Noob made it!(author)2012-06-17

nudge your notifications for trolling pleasure. Do it with a Franklin.

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ToddisI made it!(author)2012-06-17

I had known how to do this for a while... however i forgot and this reminded me. It makes and excellent tip. We usually use another dollar bill to prob it up by making a stand of some type to prop it up. We actually had a waiter run out the restaurant.. and asked us about it.. anywho... great instructable, thanks for the reminder.

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jthompson50 made it!(author)2012-06-12

finally got it but i liek the one guys shirt with the tie any idea how to add that?

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sgt.peanut95 made it!(author)2007-02-07

do u think it would work with a 5 dollar note cause i live in Australia and our notes dont fold as good

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relay made it!(author)2007-11-22

I made mine with a $20 Australian (I also live in Aust.) our money is made of plastic so its hard to fold

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Fashim made it!(author)2009-05-30

Is our money made of plastic?

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relay made it!(author)2009-05-30

Yep, aust was the first country to use plastic notes. Australia also prints money for other countries

more info: http://www.dfat.gov.au/facts/currency.html

@jeffreyf our notes are all the same height but get longer as the value increases $5 is our shortest and the $100 is the longest (we have coins for $1 and 2$)

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Jsquared24 made it!(author)2012-02-02

Im amazed! I live in australia, and i cannot believe how you made that! Aussie money is hard to fold!

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jeffreyf made it!(author)2007-02-07

It would work with any US note. They're all the same size. I don't know about the Austrialian dollar, but I'm sure you can play around with it.

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Devan+campbell made it!(author)2010-10-19

i just did my first one thanks for showing it to me

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Vertigo666 made it!(author)2007-02-07

I'm thinking about doing this to my 100 bills..

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kmontgomery2 made it!(author)2011-06-28

I loved it i made a shirt for my mommy

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ajames3 made it!(author)2011-06-05

All I can get too is this

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nighthawk5022 made it!(author)2011-01-23

Devan campbell howd u make that shirt w/ tie?
this instructable is cool

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MrStuff made it!(author)2010-12-29

great fun and well written too.
my money man is wearing a pullover vest with a dress shirt and slacks.

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Devan+campbell made it!(author)2010-10-20

dude you rock but some how i mess up on the collar

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sokka made it!(author)2010-10-14

idk about u, but for me its jefferson and franklin! woot! soon i'll be payin for an ipod with a shirt or 2!

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BEAST14 made it!(author)2010-08-13

This makes an excellent last minute gift. I'm up a 1:00 in the morning and I just made one because I kinda forgot to get someone a gift...the party is in a few hours...thanks man, you're a life saver.

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hulaboy808 made it!(author)2010-04-29

Wow that looks great. It looks just like an Hawaiian shirt.

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BellaStella7 made it!(author)2009-03-26

Mexican Pesos are colorful and some sort of plastic... :) Bet that would look purty

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gorgous_butt7890 made it!(author)2009-01-20

mine always comes undone so im sitting on it right now

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steve_laman made it!(author)2008-12-06

my version made from 5 of the queens finest £pounds

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aunt+cootie made it!(author)2008-11-17

cute...i wonder if you could starch fabric and make a real tiny shirt

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josefu0 made it!(author)2008-08-03

Nice origami dollar. say want to join the origami club. i added your t shirt in the club. come join us.

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Sunny124613 made it!(author)2008-07-18

Mine is kinda small and useless

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i+make+shooting+things made it!(author)2008-06-21

heres the new Us $5 (sorry little sloppy didnt put to much effort into it)

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Flumpkins made it!(author)2008-06-20

For mine Lincoln is covered :D

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gamerguy314 made it!(author)2008-06-16

very cool shirt :p *do i smell a new graphic t-shirt?* oh nvm its just my dollar bill :D

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freazzer1 made it!(author)2008-06-09

Very cool man, I just did my first one.

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HardCoreHacker made it!(author)2008-02-17

what would be really cool is to be able to put a lego man in it

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noahw made it!(author)2007-02-07

I'm planning on never washing the shirt in hot water and going on some sort of shrinking binge involving saran wrap, salt, and moonlit dancing. I'll wear that shirt one day! Does anyone have a "how to get smaller" instructable?

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GorillazMiko made it!(author)2008-01-14

Don't you like this guy who made this Instructables looks a bit like you, noahw (Noah)?

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i+kill+stuffs made it!(author)2007-11-20

i put some news paper together and made 1 big shirt its awesome.

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noahw made it!(author)2007-11-26

Pictures, pictures, we want pictures!

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rocketsforfun made it!(author)2007-12-20

this is really cool, good for a gifts in the future good instructable

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