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Thursday, August 29, 2013

How to Fold a T-shirt Like Mom

 You know when I first thought about writing this post I was like “No one needs to know how to fold a shirt.” But then the more I thought about it, even the simplest of tasks can be improved upon.

I watched my mom fold my dads t-shirts like this my whole growing up life. There is even a perk to folding this way. If you happen to leave clothes in the dryer a little longer than anticipated and you have wrinkled shirts, (Not that that has EVER happened to me.) this folding method will actually help eliminate some of those wrinkles. Bonus!

So here is my simple tutorial on how I fold my hubby’s shirts like my most excellent mother.

Step 1: Grab your shirt. (You have to start somewhere.)



Step 2: Fold the shirt in half and line up the shoulders. Lay the shirt with the neck end toward you.



Step 3: Fold the sleeves in toward the shirt.



Step 4: Fold the shirt in half away from you.



Step 5: Flip the shirt over and fold in half again.



I then flip it over so that the print of the shirt (if there is one) is showing so it makes it easy for my hubby to determine what shirt is what.



See how neat and tidy that is?

My hubby has A LOT of t-shirts and I’m able to store them more neatly when folded this way.


Well what do you think? You gonna give it a shot?

Have a lovely day my friends.




  1. I thought for sure you were going to fold them the way I do, but it's actually totally different. I just thought that was interesting for some reason, lol. :)

  2. Hi Kim, I love that you tackled this-although I do fold mine differently than you do. My mom never taught me-a girlfriend did.
    Now, I have never perfected the art of folding sheets-I know you can buy a plastic insert like the dry cleaners use, but I haven't done that. Figure since I'm the only one folding anything, it better be satisfactory.
    Hugs, Noreen

  3. My husband doesn't like how this leaves a crease right down his middle, so I have to fold his T-shirts in thirds length-wise instead.

  4. I was doing this for a while, but if your shirt has a print on the front it eventually contributes to the breaking down of the image.

  5. At home, we hang our t-shirts. And when we travel, I do steps 1-3 then roll them up tight for packing!

  6. Interesting - not how I do it at all! Can't remember how we did it growing up, but I learned my technique when I worked at JC Penney and all the shirts had to be folded the same way. We fold each sleeve and part of the side over to the back, then up in thirds.

    Big it's-a-labor-of-love-any-way-you-fold-it size hugs to you! Love ya! :)


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