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How To Fold Towels, Sheets & More: {Handy Reference}

Posted By Tipnut On November 16, 2011 @ 11:40 am In Household,Laundry | 2 Comments

If you’re wondering how to fold items such as fitted sheets, t-shirts, towels and even socks, here’s a quick reference sheet I’ve put together to help you get the job done. You’ll find over a dozen items listed so far and I’ll be sure to add more as I come across them. Some are video tutorials while others offer pictures and detailed instructions to guide you step-by-step. Hope this helps!

imperfecthomemaking.com

imperfecthomemaking.com

Sheets 4-Ways [1]: Includes directions for folding fitted sheets, top sheets and pillowcases and store them as a set.

Towels [2]: Fold into thirds (lengthwise), then in half, and in half again. Martha also has a tip for using a cutting board in the center (found here [3]).

marthastewart.com

marthastewart.com

napkinfoldingguide.com

napkinfoldingguide.com

Napkins [4]: Over two dozen decorative ways are illustrated (including Pyramid, Diamond, French and more). Also see this page [5] for 20 ideas.

Sock Folding [6]: (video) Two quick and easy ways to fold socks that keep their shape with no stretching.

youtube.com

youtube.com

realsimple.com

realsimple.com

Round Tablecloths [7]: Head off wrinkles with this method, folds up into a tidy bundle that will store neatly in the linen closet.

Fabric Pieces [8]: A neat technique using a quilter’s ruler, I keep saying I’m going to do this with my fabric stash but…ummm…hasn’t happened yet ;).

turningturning.com

turningturning.com

coldwatercreek.com

coldwatercreek.com

Scarves [9]: (For tying) Nice resource for the gals, also see The Scarf Queen [10] who has dozens of ideas listed (including pashminas and wraps) and 5 elegant ways to fold a silk scarf [11] (videos).

Sweaters [12]: Easy to understand instructions with pictures included for each step.

realsimple.com

realsimple.com

diaperpincorner.com

diaperpincorner.com

The Art of Diapering [13]: It’s been a long time since I had to do this, but these are new to me. Three ways to fold cloth diapers (standard, cover fold and kite).

Pocket Handkerchief [14]: For the fellas, an oldie but goodie here on Tipnut.

tipnut.com

tipnut.com

realsimple.com

realsimple.com

Dress Shirts [15]: I prefer to hang these but good to know for packing.

T-Shirts [16]: (video) One of the comments says “What is this sorcery” and it’s true, lol! It’s in Japanese but you’ll understand it clearly. Here’s an English video [17] with the same technique (via Lifehacker [18]).

youtube.com

youtube.com

popularmechanics.com

popularmechanics.com

American Flag [19]: For my U.S. friends, here’s an easy to follow illustration.

Jeans & Pants [20]: Directions from a former employee at the Gap, I’ve been doing this right, woohoo!

eatsleepdenim.com

eatsleepdenim.com

roost-home.blogspot.ca

roost-home.blogspot.ca

Arranging Bed Pillows [21]: A chart showing 10 different ways you can arrange them.

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URLs in this post:

[1] Sheets 4-Ways: http://www.imperfecthomemaking.com/2011/09/4-ways-to-fold-bedsheets.html

[2] Towels: http://www.marthastewart.com/266621/folding-a-towel

[3] found here: http://www.marthastewart.com/272379/perfect-towel-folding

[4] Napkins: http://www.napkinfoldingguide.com/

[5] see this page: http://www.delish.com/recipes/napkin-folding/napkin-folds

[6] Sock Folding: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_RltDyGlP8

[7] Round Tablecloths: http://www.realsimple.com/home-organizing/how-to-fold-a-round-tablecloth-10000001160241/index.html

[8] Fabric Pieces: http://turningturning.com/tutorial-folding-fabric/

[9] Scarves: http://www.coldwatercreek.com/Tie-a-Scarf.aspx

[10] The Scarf Queen: http://www.scarfqueen.com/how-to-tie-a-scarf/

[11] 5 elegant ways to fold a silk scarf: http://www.refinery29.com/how-to-tie-a-scarf

[12] Sweaters: http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/clothing-care/how-to-fold-a-sweater-10000001160130/

[13] The Art of Diapering: http://www.diaperpincorner.com/2007/02/the-art-of-diapering-diaper-folding-techniques/

[14] Pocket Handkerchief: http://tipnut.com/pocket-handkerchief/

[15] Dress Shirts: http://www.realsimple.com/beauty-fashion/clothing-care/fold-dress-shirt-00000000002204/index.html

[16] T-Shirts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5AWQ5aBjgE

[17] English video: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/961167/fold_a_shirt_in_2_seconds/

[18] Lifehacker: http://lifehacker.com/331405/fold-a-t+shirt-in-two-seconds-redux

[19] American Flag: http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/improvement/outdoor-projects/how-to-fold-an-american-flag-diagram

[20] Jeans & Pants: http://eatsleepdenim.com/blog/denim-class/how-to-fold-your-jeans-like-a-professional/

[21] Arranging Bed Pillows: http://roost-home.blogspot.ca/2012/04/how-to-arrange-bed-pillows.html

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