Eric over at [Origami Tessellations]( pointed me towards this cool [shirt folding machine](, made from a few pieces of cardboard

Cardboard Shirt Folding Machine

It’s deceptively simple, even though it looks very flashy – much like the classic Japanese method [How to Fold a Shirt](

The first few times I watched that, I kept feeling like I’d missed part of the video out – it starts with a flat shirt, and then all of a sudden, it’s folded. Watch it a couple of times and you get the hang of it though.

If there’s any point to all this, it’s that you shouldn’t limit yourself to just using paper for origami and papercraft. Embrace all the different materials out there – paper, foil, cellophane, textiles and more can all be used, and give very different results.