Folding a sheet is not a simple task. The fitted sheet’s elastic corners keep it in place on the mattress. Folding the sheet is also a pain in the neck as a result of this.

If you’ve tried and tried to fold it but have been unsuccessful, and in a fit of wrath, you’ve gathered all your fitted sheets and piled them in a heap in the closet, you’re not alone.

I’m sure you, like a lot of other people, have gone through this and been frustrated by it. Getting furious and stuffing them in your closet or wardrobe, on the other hand, is not a good way to go about things and solve problems.


You must master the art of properly folding fitted sheets. We’re not saying it’ll be easy, but you’ll be able to complete the task significantly more quickly and comfortably if you understand the steps or technique.

Today, we’re going to show you how to fold properly folded fitted sheets in a step-by-step manner. It’s no longer necessary to stuff it in. You can now stack them on top of each other.

What is the Best Way to Fold a Fitted Sheet?

A fitted sheet is folded in two processes, which we have graciously mentioned both of them here in this text. Let’s have a look at the first method right now.

Corners should be folded Together
Hold the sheets’ lengthwise by their corners. It’ll be from the inside out. Place your hands inside the two neighbouring corners, with the long ends horizontal and the shorter lots upright and dangling down.

Make sure that the top of the sheet is towards you and the bottom is facing away from you or outwards as you arrange the sheet.

Note – If you look closely at your sheet, you’ll notice that one side is beautifully sewed while the other has a wrinkle. The visible seam is on the inside of the sheet. The outside of the sheet is the side with the crisp line.

Bring the corner of your right hand to the corner of your left hand to fold the sheet over. Assemble it so that the sheet is aligned with the two corners in front of you.
Then, right side out, turn the right corner over to cover the left corner.

It’s like putting one sock on top of another. The elastic from both corners should be lined up in a neat line at this point. If you’re a left-handed person, the method is reversed.

To the two corners on the top, add the bottom corner in the front. With one hand, pinch the two corners together, then reach down the sheet to grab the corner closest to you. Bring it up to the two top corners, and then tuck the third corner in between the two top corners.

You’ll get neater folds if you fold the bottom corners one at a time. If you’re confident in your ability and want to save time, you can bring both bottom corners to the top at the same time and tuck it in with the top two corners.

Bring the last corner up (if you haven’t done so earlier) and straighten the sheet’s edges. After you’ve brought up the last corner, use your free hand to smooth out the sheet. Sliding your fingers at the bottom of the sheet’s fold is an easy technique to smooth it out. Then tug and shake the fabric gently. Repeat until the sheets are completely smooth and aligned up.

To make a neat rectangle, start by drawing a rectangle. The sheet should be placed on a table. Make certain that the folded corners are facing up. After you’ve lined the four corners, spread the fitted sheet out on a sturdy surface, such as a table.

The sheet may appear a little sloppy at this stage, but that’s acceptable; the four folded corners should be placed face up in one corner. When placing them on the table, try not to unfold the already folded corners. If you do, you may have to start from the beginning.

If you don’t have a large enough table, you can lay your sheet on the floor or on your mattress. As long as you have one, any solid surface will suffice.

To make the sheet rectangular, fold in the sides. You’ll put it together such that the seams on the sides can generate new corners. Then, on either side of the sheet, fold it in half to make tidy, squared-off edges.

This method will result in an L-shaped fold at the sheet’s two edges. The elastic will be on the inside of the fold rather than the outside. So, while you’re folding your sheet, make sure that’s the case.

The benefits of putting the fitted sheet on a firm surface are several. Any lumps or creases on the sheet can now be easily smoothed out.

You’ll be able to make sharp and smooth creases when you fold the sheet. On a mattress or a carpeted floor, this may be a little tough. To get rid of those bothersome creases, run your hands over the sheet.
Fold the flattened sheet vertically in thirds.

Fold the sheet so that the corners are tucked within. Smooth it out a little, then fold the remaining third over it to form a clean long and compact rectangle. All of the folds, corners, and elastic are entirely hidden inside the cloth and are not apparent from the outside.

Fold the sheet into thirds horizontally. After you’ve folded the sheet into a rectangle, all that’s left is to fold it into a square. Fold one side of the folded sheet about one-third of the way towards the centre of the rectangle. After that, finish the last side and you’re finished.

You may need to fold the sheet in quarters rather than thirds if you have a king-sized bed. This is easier because all you have to do is fold the sheet in half lengthwise twice and you’re done.


We hope you found this information to be helpful. This is ideally one of the best and most effective ways to fold a fitted sheet. With all these phrases, it may appear hard at first, but it is actually rather simple once you get started, so why don’t you give it a shot?

At first, it may appear to be a disaster, but practise makes perfect. You’ll be folding fitted sheets like an expert in no time! Thank you for taking the time to read this article.