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Money Origami Shirt

The money origami shirt makes an unusual tip at a restaurant, or as a bar gag.


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You can watch our dollar origami shirt video instructions, or check out the step-by-step photos below.

For those not in the USA, the dimensions of a USA one dollar bill are height = 66mm (2.6 inch) and width = 156mm (6.1 inch).

Fold a bill in half from top to bottom, then unfold.



Now fold each edge to the centerline as shown below.


Now at the right edge, fold the white tips of the bill under as shown below:



Now fold those two corners toward the centerline to form the collar of the origami shirt.


Then fold the opposite end, dividing the bill into thirds as shown:


The end now slips nicely under the collar. At this point, it looks like a folded-up shirt just purchased. But there's more to come...


Unfold the end of the bill:



Now at the 1/3 crease mark, make a squash fold as shown to create a shirt sleeve. Study the photos carefully:






Repeat on the other side to make a second shirt sleeve:


Now tuck the end back under the collar:


And you have a styling origami dollar bill shirt!


You're sure to look like a million bucks while wearing this shirt !


From Lauren in Perth Australia " i did the money t-shirt but with paper coz i didnt want to use a note but it still looks good. i also wrote on it. it's pretty cool.i love this website!!!! "

Thanks, Lauren!




From Anahita in Dahlonega " My dollar bill origami shirt. :D "




From Greg in Pierre:




From Carlos in Porto Santo " Dollar bill origamy made with a 20 euro bill. I had a standing debt to a friend so I thought it would be a cool way of delivering it. "

That IS a cool way!




From Sherry in New Bern " Here is a t-shirt I made. I love how simple the instructions were! I didn't have a one dollar bill handy, so I used a twenty :) "

That's an expensive shirt, Sherry!




From Dez in England, we get these money origami made with English notes. The shirt is made from a ten pound note ("tenner") and the trousers made from a five pound note ("fiver").

Nice outfit, Dez! And thanks for showing off our website in the background!



From reader in Fort Worth TX " I made a "dollar tshirt" out of a lotto ticket."



From Rachel in Blackfalds " Dollar Bill Shirt I made this from a 5 dollar bill and added a tie for that little extra pzazz. "

What a great looking shirt, Rachel! The tie really gave it an extra oomph! Love it!




From Anisa in Beijing "Money Origami Shirt"




From Kim in Woodland " Dollar-bill shirt. The first origami I've made using this website's instructions. I didn't have origami paper, so I did the dollar ones. Thanks for the great instructions C: "




From Kami in Lakeland " My Origami T-Shirt.. They are soo easy to make now that I have the hang of it. At first I didnt understand how to make the sleeves but I relized it is fairly easy. "




From Ingibjorg in Iceland " this is the money origami shirt. "

Eye-catching red shirt!




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From reader in Melbourne:



From Madi in Oklahoma City " I made a cool tshirt with paper! "




From Alex in Highlands Ranch " if only it was life size ^-^ "



From reader in Memphis " The attached is a shirt with a tie and pocket, and pair of pants with belt. "




From Rap in San Juan " Dollar Bill origami using a hundred Philippine peso bill "



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