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How To Fold a Fitted Sheet

Here's how to fold a fitted sheet perfectly every time.

Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: 5 minutes

Here's How:

  1. Slip your hand into 2 top corners of the sheet.
  2. With one hand inside each of the top 2 corners, fold the sheet (right sides together). Slip each of the top corners into one of the bottom corners.
  3. Lay sheet on bed or table. Arrange and fold the corners neatly. Turn in selvage edges enough to make 4 straight sides.
  4. Fold in half, then in half again. (All four corners will be stacked together, and sheet will be in a long strip.
  5. Then fold the long strip in half, then in half (or thirds, depending on the size of the sheet) again to make a square.
  6. Sheet should be a compact, neat square.
  7. Smooth and place on shelf.


  1. Learn how to fold sheets consistently so that they remain neat each time.
  2. Store sheets in sets (flat, fitted, and cases) if that is how you use them.
  3. Mark shelves with sheet sizes, or use different shelves for different size sheets.
  4. For patterned sheets, by folding the bottom sheet inside out and the top sheet right side out, you'll be able to easily tell the difference.

More How To's from your Guide To Interior Decorating

 ~ Glenna Morton
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• How to Fold a Flat Sheet
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