Money Kimono

Money Kimono

This origami money kimono is made from a single dollar bill but any piece of paper of similar dimensions would work.

dollar bill origami money kimono
A kimono is a traditional Japanese outfit worn by men, women, and children on special occasions. It is a T-shaped, full length gown. Kimonos for men are rather plain whereas the ones for women can be quite involved with accompanying sashes, shoes, and accessories. High-end kimonos are considered works of art and can cost over $10,000 USD.

Luckily, this money origami kimono requires only one dollar and a little bit of folding.



Instructions for Origami Money Kimono

dollar bill origami money kimono
Step 1:

with the money positioned as shown, fold up the bottom-third of the the dollar bill. Unfold.

dollar bill origami money kimono
Step 2:

Fold back (mountain fold) the top-third of the dollar bill.
Unfold.

dollar bill origami money kimono
Step 3:

Fold down the top corners so the edges meet at the center. Fold only the top layer of paper.

dollar bill origami money kimono
Step 4:

Fold the right-edge of the paper to the center (the center is where the edges meet from step 3). Fold just the top two layers.

dollar bill origami money kimono
Step 5:

Allow the paper to relax a little near the top of the model . Squash down the paper at an angle.

dollar bill origami money kimono
Step 6:

Repeat on left side: fold left-edge towards center.

dollar bill origami money kimono
Step 7:

Squash down the top of the paper. Make the squashes at the same angle so the front of the kimono looks even.

dollar bill origami money kimono
Step 8:

Tuck this new flap of paper under the collar (the collar is the white strip one layer underneath).

dollar bill origami money kimono
Step 9:

Turn model over.

dollar bill origami money kimono
Step 10:

Fold the top down as far as it will go (about a 1/3 of the way).

dollar bill origami money kimono
Step 11:

Fold the bottom up so the edges align. This completes the sleeves.

dollar bill origami money kimono
Step 12:

Turn model over.

dollar bill origami money kimono

and you’re done!

dollar bill origami money kimono If you start fold with the green side of the dollar bill facing up, then the kimono will be more black and white.

If you start with the black-side of the dollar bill facing up, then the kimono is mostly green and white. Both looks good!