Introduction: How to Fold a Dollar Bill Shirt

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You can use this folding technique for any dollar bill! I prefer using a $1 because I'm cheap like that. :)

Have fun! If you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment below. Please be considerate and let me know what you think!

Step 1: Getting Started

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Start with the front up. Crease horizontally down the middle and fold both the top and bottom sides inward like the second picture.

Step 2: Fold the Left Edge

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Take the left side and fold it behind right where the green ends.

Step 3: Fold the Collar

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Fold each corner over to approximately where it shows in the picture. It is important that there are those flaps at this step or else you won't be able to hold the rest of the shirt in place.

Step 4: Fold Right Side Over to the "OF"

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Take the opposite side of where we were working on earlier and bring it over. It helps me to reference where the placement should be by creasing where the raw edge that divides the O and the F of "OF."

(PICTURE 2) Flip the Section over again- making sure this edge is just a little below the flaps mentioned earlier. When you double over, we will eventually have the edge go underneath the collar, so you want it to be a little below that line.

Step 5: Making the Sleeves

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Here's where it gets a little trickier. Pay close attention to the pictures. First you unfold the last step to go back to the long section, then you take an imaginary line and draw it from the top and bottom points of the first crease on the left and a point somewhere in the middle of the center section. Valley fold out and crease back so that it winds up looking like you popped a sleeve out of the side.

Step 6: Your Done!

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After you have made the sleeves, flip the whole section back up and tuck the edge of the shirt under the two collar flaps. Congratulations, you have successfully made a dollar bill shirt!

Now that your done, have you ever thought about making some matching pants?


ChrisS872 (author)2017-11-30

i did it at first it was hard then i got it how to do it so thank you :)

Mixin LV made it! (author)2016-11-26

that was fun

Loptr73 made it! (author)2016-09-03

I couldn't get the sleeves to fold properly (be pointed), but I had a lot of fun making my dollar into a shirt! :)

lovethebackwoods (author)2016-04-27

Great pictures and explanation! This is the first time in all my years that I have been able to successfully complete these. I had to be a little free-thinking and work with ones first so I could carry them out with larger denominations, but it works - yea! One of my students who was a junior last year is just graduating; I think he'll get a kick out of the new wardrobe enclosed in his card. Thanks for this understandable 'ible.

foldit (author)2016-03-21

The tooth fairy just got creative! Thanks!!! That was fun.

grammynanny (author)2016-02-25

hey! that was fun. I'm going to try some more.

Dr.N (author)2015-10-11

That was really easy. Thanks!

LucilleW1 (author)2015-09-01

I did fine until I got to the sleeves, but I finally did it !!!

sandrus keyes made it! (author)2014-07-18

The perfect shirt for any guy!

precious11 (author)2011-06-21

I like this, i've seen other people with them but never been able to make one for myself.

I pratised with paper first 'cause I was a bit worried it wouldn't work with a £20 note but it did!

So I gave my younger brother the matching £20 t-shirt and trouser set in his card for his 16th birthday.

It was easier than buying a gift and he loved them and put a photo of them as his display picture!


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