There is something so appealing about a linen cupboard filled with nicely folded sheets and fitted sheets are no exception. Are you ready to learn how to fold your fitted sheets so they look like they did when you first received them? Read on! We have a step by step guide on how to fold a fitted sheet.....
How many times have you grabbed an elasticated sheet from the dryer or the line and tried to put it away neatly? Its nothing like a flat sheet, which is so easy to have sit inside your linen cupboard looking organised.
How many times have you ended up scrunching it up into a relatively tidy (!) ball, and stuffing it into the cupboard? This means not only having a messy space, but also not being able to store as much in the cupboard because the rolled up sheets take up loads of room.
Well there is an easier way! Read on! We have a step by step guide on how to fold a fitted sheet.....
Folding Fitted Sheets – Step by Step guide.
Step 1 – Lay The Fitted Sheet Out
So you can see exactly what’s what, lay the sheet out onto a flat surface, with the elastic edge facing you, like in the picture below:
Step 2 – Put Bottom Corners Into Top Corners
Take the 2 corners that are at the bottom and fold up and into the top 2 corners so that the seams align. Your bottom 2 corners will turn inside out. Stick your finger in the corner (from the outside) and simply push them up into the top 2 corners. Make sure you align the seams here. This is how you will get the perfect flat fold!
Bottom Corners inside out
Bottom Corners Pushed into top corner
Step 3 – Fold Into A Long Rectangle
You now have a much more rectangular shaped sheet to work from. You can probably see the square is starting to form here. This step is to fold the sheet so that you get a long rectangular shape to work with at the end. You may need to fold more than once to get the right shape. Fold both the top and the bottom into the center.
How you sheet looks before starting
Fold the bottom to the middle.
Step 4 – Fold The Rectangle Inwards
The very last stage is to fold the left third into the middle, and then the right third into the middle.
All the time you are creating more squared off edges, and flattening it as you go. You should have a finished result that looks similar to below:
Now you have a perfectly folded sheet. If you are lucky your fitted sheets will come with a bag (like all the Snuggly Jacks Fitted Sheets
). From here you can place the sheet inside the bag. If you don't have bags for your sheets, thats ok! You still have a nice square fold and they will now store neatly in your linen cupboard!!!