Today I am going to show you how to fold a fitted sheet so that you can take your bed linen from this
I normally fold as soon as I take from the line, but because I know that many of you are not able to do that I have left it sitting in the basket crumpled to make it ‘real’.
Take the fitted sheet and place it on the table with a short end running the length of the table on the left. Make sure that your sheet has the’right side’ down on the table.
I know you are looking at that thinking “She has got to be kidding!” but stay with me…..
Find the stitched corner on the left
Then on the right
I have put my hand into the sheet and up to the corner so that I can turn it inside out (my right hand is now inside!)
Now take that right hand over to the corner we sorted on the left and push it into the corner,
stretch the sheet out across the table with your right hand.
Do the same at the other end and you end up with this:
Fold the elastic edge in so that you end up with a fairly good rectangle
Now fold the left hand side over (about where the elastic is) smoothing with your hand (this is the ironing lol)
Fold up a third of the way
We mustn’t forget the pillow cases! Fold them in half both ways and sit them on top
and best of all, the front! Won’t that look lovely in the linen cupboard!!
Toni-Maree from Sew Jereli says
I learnt this from the Martha Stewart website 🙂 But I do the corner thing again so that all 4 corners are together. What I didn’t know was to fold them all together with the pillowcases! Thanks for the awesome tip! Kinda makes me want to go and sort out my linen cupboard….. But yeah not today LOL.
Thanks Toni-Maree! Some put the sheets into the pillowcase but that is a bit ‘extra’ effort for my liking! lol