How to: Fold a Fitted Sheet

Do you know how to fold a fitted sheet? I always would bundle mine up into a ball and shove it into a college somewhere - until my senior year of college when one of my friends taught me how to properly fold a fitted sheet. Note: Since I am only 4'11 and my wing span is not very long I have to lay it on the bed to fold mine.

Step 1: With the sheet entirely inside out, place your left hand into any corner, and your right hand into the next closest corner.
Step 2: Placing your fingers into the seam corners match up the adjacent corners and place one corner into the other so the sheet is now folded in half.

Step 3: You now have two corners in each hand. Bring your hands together and flip the corners from your right hand onto your left hand, making sure all the seam corners are touching.

Step 4: Grab the right edge, and gently shake the sheet, allowing the elastic edges to fall toward you. Lay the sheet onto a flat surface. Note: make sure the left and bottom edges are straight and square.

Step 5: Fold in thirds length wise. 


Step 6: and into thirds once again.

Step 7: Smooth out, and be proud of your awesome work!

Note: I always fold my flat sheet with the wide edge showing so I can tell them apart.

40 comments :

  1. Great tutorial! I love an organized linen closet! Have a beautiful day, Kellie xx

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  2. Oh my gosh, I can never get this right! I tried Martha's tutorial with no luck. Trying yours next time! xo

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  3. I saw Martha Stewart do this one time on her show and have had nicely folded fitted sheets ever since! Great job on your tutorial.

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  4. Thank you for posting this! I can never fold a fitted sheet! I get so frustrated and eventually just wad it up. I am going to master this now!

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  5. My mother has been trying to teach me for years and I never seem to get it. Hopefully between the two of you I can finally get it. BTW super cute bed spread

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  6. Great tutorial, I have never been able to fold a fitted sheet properly!

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  7. HA! I have seen this on Pinterst and have been trying to master it ever since! Great tutorial... better then the one on pinterest!

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  8. Agree, this is great.. very helpful to see pics!
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  9. I needed this tutorial! I just wad mine up into a ball and throw it in the closet because I get so frustrated with folding it.

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  10. I can never fold a fitted sheet! Great tutorial!

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  11. Ha ha, my "wing span" is not very long either. ;)

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  12. Great tip! I definitely haven't been folding mine properly.

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  13. So helpful!!! That is awesome!!

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  14. I am HORRIBLE at doing this!! Thanks for the post. I'm going to have to print out the pictures!

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  15. I have to say..thanks for the tutorial bec embrassingly enough I dont know how to fold as neatly as you did!

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  16. Wow. This is awesome. Thanks! :)

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  17. I HATE folding fitted sheets. They never look right. When I was younger I swore that I would grow up and marry a man who would fold my fitted sheets. Or get a maid. Neither has happened. ;)

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  18. that is certainly neater than my method of balling them up and shoving them in a closet.

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  19. I've always balled them up until my teacher recently taught me how. This tutorial is great!!

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  20. haha I am totally that girl that rolls it in a ball and throws it in the closet!

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  21. I have never known how to fold a fitted sheet! This is super helpful! and will help keep my linen closet more organized :)

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  22. Annnd I totally needed this tutorial. One of those things you know?

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  23. You are a genius. I've been folding mine like a you know what for years!

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  24. Lovely blog.
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  25. I've always wanted to know how to do this!

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  26. Good to know!


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  27. This was very informative! I always have trouble with folding them. I didn't know you were 4'11! Don't feel bad, I'm only 5'1!

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  28. much better than my current method I call the twist and shove ;)

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  29. I still can't figure this out! lol! I need a video!

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  30. Very good to know. I'll most likely never take the time to do this, but if I need to impress someone down the line, this is good to know. Thanks! :D

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  31. Brilliant tutorial. I always try so hard, get mad and roll it up into a ball and shove it in my closet. Can't wait to try to finally do it properly :)

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  32. Thanks! I learned a method in college but forgot how that folding went. This is a great trick.

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  33. My mom attempted to teach me... visual certainly helps!!

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  34. wow... and that's how you do it. i never knew that. :-) cool!

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  35. This is seriously impressive.

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  36. This is such a great post! I had no idea what I was doing before. Haha.

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  37. I learned how to fold a fitted sheet using Martha Stewart's tutorial - she describes it differently but it looks the same as yours from step 4 on. Seriously I think it is like one of the best skills I ever learned :) I used to HATE folding sheets because the fitted one always looked like a mess, but now I love looking at my organized linens!

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  38. We have the same method.;D

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