How to Make an Origami Kimono 12 steps

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How to Make an Origami Kimono 12 steps

Introduction:

If you’re exploring various cultures, then this dollar bill origami may be right for you. Inspired by Japan’s traditional clothing, a kimono is an elegant T-shaped garment that is still worn and depicted in various art forms. One way is by forming the distinct shape of the kimono from a piece of a dollar bill.

Difficulty Level: Easy

How to fold a Dollar Bill Kimono- Step 01

The first step is to position the dollar bill vertically and then fold 1/3 of the bottom part upwards.

How to fold a Dollar Bill Kimono- Step 02

Next, mountain fold 1/3 of the top part to the back.

How to fold a Dollar Bill Kimono- Step 03

Diagonally fold the two top corners to the middle. Make sure to fold the top layer ONLY.

How to fold a Dollar Bill Kimono- Step 04

This part can be a bit tricky. Bring the right edge of the middle layer to the center. Make sure to lift the middle layer of the dollar bill ONLY.

How to fold a Dollar Bill Kimono- Step 05

Once you have lifted the middle layer on the right side, squash down the top right corner part. It should now look like some form of collar onmce squashed.

How to fold a Dollar Bill Kimono- Step 06

Repeat step 4 on the left side.

How to fold a Dollar Bill Kimono- Step 07

Squash it down like the instruction on step 5.

How to fold a Dollar Bill Kimono- Step 08

This is optional: Slip the top layers to the inside.

How to fold a Dollar Bill Kimono- Step 09

Flip the origami dollar bill to the other side.

How to fold a Dollar Bill Kimono- Step 010

Bring the top part downwards along the dashed lines.

How to fold a Dollar Bill Kimono- Step 011

Bring the bottom part upwards along the dashed line. This will form the sleeves of the kimono.

How to fold a Dollar Bill Kimono- Step 012

Lastly, flip the dollar bill to the other side.

How to fold a Dollar Bill Kimono- Finish

Well done! You have now made an origami kimono out of a dollar bill.

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  1. Nice. I used a $ 20 bill instead of a $1dollarbill. I couldnt do the sleeves so i made my own foldings and it turned out great.

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