Divide Paper into Sevenths: Method 1



It does not occur very often, but sometimes you need to divide a square sheet of paper into seven equal segments. It is near impossible to "eyeball" or estimate seventh divisions without a ruler, however with a few simple folds, origami can help find 1/7 division accurately. The method leaves 4 crease lines.



Divide Paper into Sevenths: Method 1


  • Fold and unfold a square sheet of paper along the diagonal. Repeat in the other direction to get an "X" crease mark.






  • Fold the top-right corner of the paper to the center. Unfold.





  • Repeat the procedure: fold the top-right corner of the paper to the intersection of the crease lines closest to the corner. Unfold.





  • Fold and unfold the paper as shown: the crease line should start at the bottom-right corner of the page and pass through the intersecting crease lines nearest the corner of the paper (shown with a black dot).






  • The location where the crease meets the top edge of the paper is the 1/7 division. Make a fold/unfold here.







  • Use this 1/7 division to fold the remaining 6/7 of the page into equal 1/7 divisions. You can achieve this by doing an accordion fold (origami fan fold) across the length of the paper. Or you can fold the large section in half (making them each 3/7 in width) and then use the 1/7 segment as a guide to fold equal 1/7 divisions.