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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.

 
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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 3: Now, unfold the dollar.

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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

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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

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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

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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 10: More folding, no clever wording

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

Step 11: Light starch

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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.
look at my shirt i made
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Wait, how did you do that? Show me.
EPIC!!! quick instructable?
One word: How?
WUVIE1 year ago
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!
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.
Flumpkins5 years ago
You mean Lincoln's nose! :D
your annoying
First off... I don't remember what I meant in that comment... and second off, how the frig is that annoying?
Oh yeah, because I was using a 5.
no because you postedf on every single page*
What the hell are you talking about? I only posted on that one.
I overexagerated you posted on one other step but still neither one of your posts were helpful in any way
Neither were your's.
nudge your notifications for trolling pleasure. Do it with a Franklin.
ToddisI1 year ago
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.
finally got it but i liek the one guys shirt with the tie any idea how to add that?
do u think it would work with a 5 dollar note cause i live in Australia and our notes dont fold as good
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 relay4 years ago
Is our money made of plastic?
relay Fashim4 years ago
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 $1 and 2$)
Im amazed! I live in australia, and i cannot believe how you made that! Aussie money is hard to fold!
jeffreyf (author)  sgt.peanut957 years ago
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.
i just did my first one thanks for showing it to me
I'm thinking about doing this to my 100 bills..
I loved it i made a shirt for my mommy
ajames32 years ago
All I can get too is this
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Devan campbell howd u make that shirt w/ tie?
this instructable is cool
MrStuff3 years ago
great fun and well written too.
my money man is wearing a pullover vest with a dress shirt and slacks.
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dude you rock but some how i mess up on the collar
sokka3 years ago
idk about u, but for me its jefferson and franklin! woot! soon i'll be payin for an ipod with a shirt or 2!
BEAST143 years ago
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.
hulaboy8083 years ago
Wow that looks great. It looks just like an Hawaiian shirt.
Mexican Pesos are colorful and some sort of plastic... :) Bet that would look purty
mine always comes undone so im sitting on it right now
steve_laman5 years ago
my version made from 5 of the queens finest £pounds
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aunt cootie5 years ago
cute...i wonder if you could starch fabric and make a real tiny shirt
josefu05 years ago
Nice origami dollar. say want to join the origami club. i added your t shirt in the club. come join us.
Sunny1246135 years ago
Mine is kinda small and useless
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heres the new Us $5 (sorry little sloppy didnt put to much effort into it)
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