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How to Fold Fitted Sheets

Updated on April 10, 2011

If I learned how, you can too!

I went 42 years frustrated at the fact that I couldn't fold a fitted sheet. But now, I can fold a fitted sheet like a pro! What's so bad is that once I learned how, it's so easy!

When I was in my 20's, I didn't care if the sheets were folded or not. To be honest, I was pretty lucky just to have clean sheets! (Laundry was never my thing. I used a nearby wash-n-fold service.) But I've changed a lot in the past twenty years. I'm divorced now (she didn't know how to fold fitted sheets either). I appreciate folded sheets more. I do my own laundry too.

There I was, folding laundry as usual. I always fold the pillow cases first, they're easy. Then I fold the sheets, towels, washcloths, etc. Always putting off the fitted sheets to last. My nemesis. Just something about looking into my closet and seeing nicely folded sheets next to a wadded mess of a fitted sheet that drove me crazy.

I decided then; No more! I went to my computer and searched Google for instructions on "how to fold fitted sheets." I watched a video. It can't be that easy. I tried it. It worked. I'm no longer afraid of the fitted sheet. In fact, I fold them first now, just to show them who's the boss.

Below are two videos that I found that day that changed my life (and the condition of my closet) forever!

How to Fold a Fitted Sheet Like a Pro - The Double Fold Method

This is the very first video that I watched. I was amazed at just how easy it is to fold fitted sheets. Well, when you know how. But really, isn't everything like that? It's always easier when you know how!

My favorite part about the video? It's a guy! Video proof that we guys can be good in the home too.

How to Fold A Fitted Sheet - The Triple Fold Method

This is the second video I watched. This technique is slightly different than the previous method in that it incorporates a triple fold method instead of the double fold.

I'm a little loath to admit it, but I prefer the triple fold method over the double. I'm reluctant to admit that I think her folding looks neater than his. But then, I bet his folding is much better than most women's. She just happens to be a fitted sheet folding diva!

Egyptian Cotton Sheet Sets

I bought a set of 600tc Egyptian cotton sheets several years ago. They were expensive, but worth it! The prices for these sheets have come way down since I bought that first set. I only buy 600tc or higher Egyptian cotton sheets now. They really do feel incredible. And I'm worth it!

Now You Know How to Fold Fitted Sheets - Now to master the Japanese t-shirt fold...

How to Fold Fitted Sheets
How to Fold Fitted Sheets

I spent years in needless frustration because I could never fold fitted sheets. The answer was so simple.

Is knowing how to fold fitted sheets going to change your life?

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How to Fold Fitted Sheets - The Diagram - Now they tell me!

Fold Fitted Sheets Instructions
Fold Fitted Sheets Instructions

If life isn't full of little ironies already, here are the actual instructions that came inside a set of sheets.

Japanese T-shirt Folding - Incredible t-shirt folding method from Japan

Since we were talking about folding fitted sheets...

I saw this video years ago. I think I watched it 20 times to figure out how they fold that t-shirt so quickly and so perfectly. I tried it. It worked. I still fold my shirts the old fashion way. I'm just a rebel.

How To Make A T-Shirt Ninja Mask - Fun FYI

Ok, I've gotten a little off track here, but since we were on t-shirts...

I saw a video like this a long time ago. It's pretty cool. Hey, make you a Ninja mask and wear it while folding your fitted sheets and t-shirts! Your spouse won't know what to think...

How to Fold a Shirt - Flip Fold - Fun Folding Gizmo

Getting a little bit back on track. I saw the commercial for the Flip Fold a few years ago. I admit it, it sounds interesting. I've never used one, but I'd like to try. I have my own method of folding t-shirts, but they don't always come out perfectly folded; sometimes a little off center. Yes, it bothers me. I would love to have perfectly folded t-shirts and fitted sheets.

I'm going to have to find someone that has one and get them to let me borrow it. This is just one of those items that I'd have to try before I buy. I do a decent job already, but if it can do it perfectly every time, I'm there!

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      C A Chancellor 

      6 years ago from US/TN

      What a fun topic! Great lens.

    • tiff0315 profile image


      7 years ago

      Thank you! I always have problems with fitted sheets

    • tlholley717 profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Holley 

      7 years ago from Evansville, IN

      @GetSillyProduct: I have to admit to trying that one...

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      7 years ago

      t-shirt ninja mask FTW!

    • tlholley717 profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Holley 

      7 years ago from Evansville, IN

      @UKGhostwriter: It'll be our secret!

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      7 years ago

      I won't tell the wife I've read this ...fantastic informative lens!!

    • tlholley717 profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Holley 

      7 years ago from Evansville, IN

      @Brite-Ideas: Thank you!

    • tlholley717 profile imageAUTHOR

      Thomas Holley 

      7 years ago from Evansville, IN

      @jlshernandez: Now you can go forth and conquer those fitted sheets!

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

      7 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      great lens idea, well done!

    • jlshernandez profile image


      7 years ago

      Thank you so much for this ens. I have been wondering how to fold fitted sheets for a long time and have never quit emastered it. With this tutorial, I think I will give it shot and my closet will look more orderly, and the sheets will not be all wrinkly.


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