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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Folding a Fitted Sheet

Several requests on how to fold fitted sheets prompted me to show you how. I don't have a video feature on my camera but hubby does. If he lets me borrow it and helps me with it I'll post a video. He's on the treadmill at the moment so it'll be later today. In the meantime let me give the directions. Very, very simple.

This is for a sheet with elastic all the way around. I find the "shortest" side (top and bottom of sheet) and grab it from bottom to top. Take the corner from the bottom (or top, doesn't matter here) and tuck the inside seam from one end to the other end, matching each corner seam. So it will be seam against seam. It will be tucked under as shown in the next 2 photos.

Now smooth it out a bit and kind of "square" it. Or in other words, hold the folded end above and the midway point below and smooth it down. At this point your sheet will be in half length ways. Just smooth as much as you can with elastic all around the sheet.

Then fold over length ways again.

And then fold up from top/bottom in half and then in half again as seen in 2 photos below.

This is the same sheet above after folding it one more time, just turned 90° so you could see it better. Ready now for the linen closet.

Ooooh, and this sheet is Italian. I have French and Italian sheets, but truthfully, there are absolutely soft and gorgeous American sheets available. Personally, I love American products. Their quality is superior. I don't care where it's made as long as it's cotton, a high thread count and soft. I have one set of buttery yellow that has a weave in the sheet. I'm thinking of giving it to a friend as the weave bothers me. I didn't think it would when I bought them but it does. I am a very tactile woman, sort of like the princess and the pea. I feel it ALL! I want comfort no matter what. That's why I am so OCD about my floors being clean. I don't want to step on even a pebble from outside.


  1. Dear Princess Connie.........That looks similar to the way I do it, taught by a French girl. It's easy to show someone but impossible to explain!

  2. Probably like you, I have been folding fitted sheets this way for years and it really couldn't be simpler could it. Although we live in France, I wouldn't buy sheets here and prefer to get them when we are in the US ;)

  3. Hi Connie, Thanks for this post, I have to practice, my daughter worked in housekeeping at a Christian camp during her summers while in college, attempted to train me on this :). Beautiful sheet! Also Love your laundry room pics, thanks for sharing, you have given me some sweet ideas, hubby says I have OCDD~Obsessive compulsive decorating disorder, oh yay!
    Sweet BlessingsTo You!

  4. Great tutorial. I had learned this way to fold fitted sheets, exactly this way, either from my mom or Martha Stewart, can't remember which. I just recently gave my DIL the same lesson. I also love the high thread count all cotton sheets. Also love the feel, same as you. I always iron the top of the sheet that shows and the pillow cases as they do get wrinkled when washed.

  5. Hi Ya Honey,
    I have been folding my sheets this way ever since "Martha Stewart" demonstrated it once on her tv show many many years ago. Been doin' it that way ever since. Easy!

    Thanks for the demo!

    Love & Prayers,

  6. Thanks so much, Connie! You are a doll.


  7. Thanks for showing that. My fitted sheets are a mess. Now I can fix that. My mom was the same way with the floor. She could feel every pebble or crumb on the floor through her slippers and it drove her nuts. I find myself now having the same issue. I never thought I would, but I do now and it causes me to try to keep the kitchen floor spotless! I hope you are having a great day!

  8. Thanks SO much Connie!!! I can't wait to try. I agree, great sheets are a must have for me & Mr. Mutt. I will scrip & save on other items but our bed must be a haven. Looking forward to the video!
    Licks & Wags, Niki

  9. Hi Connie Sweetie...
    Oh thank you for popping by this evening. I so love to hear from you. It makes my day truly.

    I was so tickled to see this post. I am amazed at how few people these days actually know how to fold fitted sheets. Totally amazing. I hated folding them as a kid, but I have got to tell you I am so tickled Momma had me learn. It makes such a difference in how everything fits in the linen closet, does it not?

    Thank you for sharing sweet friend. It is a wonderful tutorial. I love it.

    Thanks for stopping by and for asking about me. I am taking one day at a time. That is all that I can do. Some days my voice is better than others, but the people are still the same. It's all good, I am learning to hold my head high and move right on. I am a child of God after all, he made all of us different in one way or another.

    Have a glorious week sweetie. Many hugs to you and SO much love, Sherry

  10. Hi there :) This is similar to how I fold our sheets also. Thanks for sharing....tough to explain!!

    Hope you are doing well..............come say hi!!

  11. Great job! Mine never look so pretty! Thanks for the tip! Happy Spring Connie!


  12. Puhleeeease come fold my sheets. I just hate doing that! I'll polish silver or iron all day.....just don't ask me to fold sheets!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  13. Okay Connie ~ I am waiting for you to come fold my sheets!!

    Lots of love,
    Susan and Bentley


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