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How To: Origami a dollar bill box

Dollar bill origami is fun, simple & cute. All you need is a dollar bill and some origami folding skills. Spend your spare dollar on some creativity... and you will end up with a cute origami figurine. Watch this origami money tutorial to learn how to fold a box with a dollar bill.

How To: Knit a Ball

Knitted balls can be used for all sorts of projects. The obvious is a Christmas ornament, but knitted balls can also be the basis for knitting toys or snowmen. And of course, they can be used simply as balls which make a lovely gift for a baby. They can be all one color, striped or patterned. To get started, follow the directions below for a one-color knitted ball. You will need to know how to knit on double-pointed needles, so if you need help with that, check out my other article.

How To: Make an origami gift box lid

Barbabella shows how to make a modular origami hexagonal box lid with star design. Fold a two-sided square sheet of paper to form a triangle, unfold it and fold it in the opposite direction. Using the guidelines fold the paper on three sides forming a small triangle and leave one end as it is. Turn over the sheet and fold the opposite side of the unfolded one as shown. Now mark the points as shown and fold it on one side. Now fold it to mark point below and the crease ends at the point marked...

How To: Knit a simple garter stitch scarf

Watch and learn the secret behind knitting a simple garter stitch scarf. Garter stitches are great for scarves because all you do is knit every row and both sides are the same. Cast on the number of stitches that you want and just start knitting! Judy Graham, Knitter to the Stars, shows you how it's done!

How To: Make an origami gift box with lid

With this guide, you'll learn how to make a paper gift or party favor box using origami, the traditional art of Japanese paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to get started making your own folded-paper gift boxes, watch this free origami lesson.

How To: Make a quick and simple paper booklet without glue

Here's a quick and simple booklet that can be made out of two sheets of paper. It's great paper craft for a school project or just fun. All you need is paper and scissors. Fold both pieces of paper in half hamburger style. Use scissors to cut knotches into your fold. Fold your other piece of paper hotdog style. Follow the rest of the instructions, assemble and you have a quick and simple paper booklet.

How To: Origami a fortune cookie

Michael LaFosse is at it again and this time he's bringing a little fortune into your future! Work along with the master as he shows you step by step instructions in this how-to video on how to fold a fortune cookie box. This project makes a perfect party favor! Follow along with this video origami tutorial and learn how to fold a fortune cookie. Origami a fortune cookie.

How To: Knit a backward loop cast on

Watch this instructional knitting video to knit a backward loop cast on. Your knitting will be as wide as your cast on row if you do not apply any shaping, such as increasing or decreasing. When knitting the backward loop cast on make sure to leave the stitches a little bit loose so it's easy to knit your first row.

How To: Make Chain Mail Armor from Start to Finish

This article is a guide for making Chainmail Armor from start (simple wire) to finish (a finished chainmail shirt). We will be using the European 4 in 1 weave, as this is the most common weave. This is the weave that you usually see in movies. There are several sections to this guide: Materials, Making the Rings, Weaving the Rings, and Making the shirt.

Money Origami, Flower Edition: 10 Different Ways to Fold a Dollar Bill into a Blossoming Bloom

The very first banknotes were used by the Chinese in the 7th century, during the Tang Dynasty. Before it was used as a true currency, paper money was used as part of a deposit system in which merchants would leave large amounts of coins with a trusted associate and receive a paper receipt for the transaction. The reason was simple—the copper coins used as currency at the time were heavy.

How To: Mak an origami ninja star with two square papers

With this guide, you'll learn how to fold a colorful ninja star from two sheets of paper using origami, the traditional Japanese folk art of paper folding. For more information, including a step-by-step overview of the folding process, as well as to get started making your own colorful shuriken, watch this free origami lesson.

How To: Take Your Measurements

These measurments should be taken and recorded before drawing up you clothing design pattern. Wear the bra and panties you will be wearing with the final garment. Another option, especially if you are going to be selling a series of the garments, is to follow a size chart. While sizing is not very standardized in the clothing industry, I like the charts on the Burdastyle website which are in both inches and centimeters. When measuring, the tape measure should be neither too tight nor too loos...

How To: Make a paper fortune teller cootie catcher

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a paper fortune teller, also known as a cookie catcher. Begin by folding the paper into a right triangle and cutting off the bottom. With the squared paper, fold it horizontally both ways. Now fold the corners of the paper into the center. Flip the paper over and fold the corners of the paper into the center once again. Fold it horizontally in half. Now fold it diagonally and horizontally to make it more flexible. Finish the fortune teller by ...

How To: Draft a Basic Bodice Pattern

Unlock the secret to clothing design. If you can draft and sew a basic bodice you can design virtually any kind of t-shirt, blouse or other top! Attach a skirt and you now have a dress! Take your measurements by using the guide in the " How to Take Your Measurements" section and let´s get started! If you would rather just whip up an easier beginners t-shirt go to How to Design a Quick T-Shirt.

How To: Fold a Magic Rose Cube—A Flower in a Box Origami Puzzle

To play off Gertrude Stein's famous quote, a rose is a rose is a magic paper cube. And with this paper folder's guide, you'll learn how to make your very own magic rose cube from paper using the Japanese art of origami. This design by Valerie Vann, and folded by YouTuber German Fernandez, is great for Valentine's Day or any other day where a paper puzzle rose is needed. Just be prepared... it's a not just a puzzle origami rose, it's a puzzle folding it.

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