How to fold a fitted sheet


Folding a fitted sheet is so dang hard. Pinterest shows you how it’s done, though not without much trial and error! Still, it was a success to convert a huge crumpled ball into a flat square of a sheet.

fitted sheet

Here’s the pin that helped me through it:

Source: via Amy on Pinterest

Doesn’t it look super easy? Oh yes, it LOOKS easy. Trying it out for real is another thing. I think it took me about a dozen tries before I got it right.

Compare Figure 4 in the above pin with my slightly crumpled sheet. It was crumpled to begin with, but got even more crumpled after so many attempts:

Finally got it right.



My Mom was so pleased she asked me to do another fitted sheet. Uh-oh. I tried following the same instructions but guess what? It took me another dozen or so tries before I got it right.

Success twice!

It was a pretty awesome exercise. Now I’m looking forward to practicing on more sheets. Got any fitted sheets I can practice on? I can’t guarantee I’ll return them to you wrinkle-free but at least they’ll be folded nice and square-ish. :)

8 Comments on How to fold a fitted sheet

  1. ays
    January 28, 2013 at 1:20 pm (11 years ago)

    i knew there was a method to folding sheets. haha. thank you for this tip, im going to try this, my sheets are all bulky in my closet.

    • Toni
      January 28, 2013 at 3:33 pm (11 years ago)

      Please do try it and let me know how it works for you! :)

  2. Zita
    January 28, 2013 at 3:56 pm (11 years ago)

    Hi Toni. I learned folding fitted sheets via Martha Stuart. Been doing it for the last 10 or so years now. Its does make a whole lot of difference though. I have a question for you though. Do you iron your sheets?

    • Toni
      January 28, 2013 at 4:46 pm (11 years ago)

      Hi Zita! When it’s straight out of the dryer, we don’t iron the sheets. We just flatten it out with our hands. :)

  3. Shnappy
    January 29, 2013 at 10:20 am (11 years ago)

    this is awesome! i’m always too lazy to fold sheets i roll it up when it’s got garter on the sides.
    Shnappy´s last blog post ..Vikings Buffet – SM Marikina

    • Toni
      February 4, 2013 at 7:23 pm (11 years ago)

      Hi Shnappy! That’s what I do when I’m in a rush. 😀

  4. Michelle
    January 31, 2013 at 1:05 am (11 years ago)

    Great job! I learned this method via Martha Stewart on Oprah many many years ago and have taught it to my daughters and helpers.

    We miss you, Toni. :( But hope all is well with you. :)

    • Toni
      February 4, 2013 at 7:24 pm (11 years ago)

      Hi Michelle! Aww I miss you guys too. It still feels weird not getting and answering email at all times of the day. Truly! Say hi to the team
      for me :-)


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