Inside Reverse Fold

Inside Reverse Fold

inside reverse fold
The Inside Reverse Fold is commonly seen in the making of origami birds. In particular, the head of the bird is often folded-in so it is sandwiched in between outer layers of paper. This basic origami move allows the model to be more stable and secure so it does not unravel by itself. It is also a more elegant fold since it positions the layers of paper more evenly and symmetrically compared to a valley fold.



An example of Inside Reverse Fold in the Making of a Bird’s Head

origami inside reverse fold
Step 1:

Make a valley fold where you want the inside reverse fold to be located.

origami inside reverse fold
Step 2:

Unfold.

origami inside reverse fold
Step 3:

Pry open the two layers of paper.

origami inside reverse fold

Step 4:

Reverse some of the folds (change from valley fold to mountain fold).

origami inside reverse fold
Push the paper in between the outer layers of paper. Squeeze flat.

origami inside reverse fold
Done.

Another example of Inside Reverse fold is seen in the making of a rabbits tail:

origami inside reverse fold
Step 1:

Fold the paper where you want the inside reverse fold to be located.

origami inside reverse fold
Step 2:

Unfold.

origami inside reverse fold

Step 3:

Reverse some of the folds (valley converted to mountain fold) and tuck the paper in between outer layers of paper.

origami inside reverse fold

Step 4:

Done.