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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Fold forward along the white bar at the bottom of the bill.
Step 10: Finish the Collar
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!
Fold the bill so that the collar lines up just under the tie.
Step 12: Fold the Sleeves
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
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
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!!!
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!
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