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Fast way to fold a T-shirt

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This is a simple tutorial to teach you how to fold your T-shirt
For this tutorial, you will need
a T-shirt




 
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Step 1: Pinches

Step 1, find pinch 1 by drawing an imagination line across the middle of the t-shirt, and find pinch 2 by directly moving up the T-shirt and pinch the T-shirt on the shoulder seam, pinch 2 should be directly above pinch 1.  Pinch 3 is on the same line at the bottom of the shirt.



Step 2: The folding

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Step 2, bring pinch 2 to pinch 3

Step 3: The flick

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Step 3, the flick, bring pinch 1 up and away, and you can put down the t-shirt now

Step 4: Finish

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Step 4, simply create a fold on the T-shirt that is symmetrical with the line between your original two pinches, and you are finished!!
I've signed up just to say how awesome this lifehack is! n_n
Polarize2 years ago
That's cool :) thanks :)
agent143 years ago
its awsome!!
I tried and it worked on d first try!!thnks
DurMan4 years ago
You may want to point out that you didn't come up with this method. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MJRGg-pdA8&feature=related
stomas4 years ago
on my! this really works!!!! O.O
lampajoo4 years ago
shouldn't the setup/flattening of the tshirt be included in the procedure?  'cause tshirts don't start out that way.  not to nit pick...
madmanmoe644 years ago
Fun and easy. Is this how they fold/ display t-shirts in shops?
In shops, most people use something like this:

http://www.flipfold.com/?gclid=CJ-ah4_1g6ACFZhf2godUR_9kg

It doesn't take any practice to use.
 That's the way they fold 'em, but they do it by hand everywhere I've seen.
Okok spyder4614 years ago
I don't know about the US, but in Spain most shops fold their Tshirts without the gadget!
mookee4 years ago
oh yes, you do
you rock!!.. ehehe nice..
Well, while it is a faster way of folding a shirt so that the collar is centered, it really isn't any faster for my purposes. I mean, this is neat and all, but my kids just dig through their drawers and tip everything over anyway, so I just fold the shirts in half twice. I chafe at the time it takes to get the shirt out of the basket and straight enough to do even that, and this lil trick requires you to get it laid flat as well. Not a time saver here.

Mind you, if there's a chance that this could work for long-sleeve shirts, you'd have my attention. Those are a pain.
Coolboyme4 years ago
NOW thats wat i call foldin
Thanks for the great instructable dude
s14slide4 years ago
I've seen this on the OohTube, but could never figure it out.  Now I have to go and try this!! Thanks.
poorboy164 years ago
About one of the best thing I've seen on instructables.com.
Love It.
laxap4 years ago
Awesome! Thanks for the post.
Now I need a slow motion version of the video...

laxap laxap4 years ago
I tried, and I must say, it's as easy as it looks: my first trial was almost as good+fast as in the video!
ceramiceye4 years ago
Awesome. Glad someone posted in intructuable on this, don't know why I didn't think of that.  I saw a video of an Asian lady showing this about 10 years ago and have been doing my shirts like that ever since.  I add one more fold across the chest of the shirt to make it a tight rectangle.  I won't let my wife fold my shirts because she could never figure out how to do it.
Seems fantastic, but I am confused about how to do it.  :(
sirmorrow4 years ago
I've used this method since seeing the Japanese video a couple years ago, but I modify it at the end by tucking the loose sleeve into the shirt.  It takes a little more time but you can remove a shirt from a stack without pulling the sleeve out from the shirt on top.  It's still faster than the old way.
coolnerd084 years ago
 This is probably the most awesome trick i have found as far as chores go. I may volunteer to do the laundry next time im home =)
martinoux4 years ago
C'est juste énorme, merci bien : )
SeaLion4 years ago
I'm gonna try this! :D
ulury4 years ago
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJSMg2J8HU8
ulury4 years ago
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dacker4 years ago
It's my understanding that this is "Japanese-style". (YMMV)
Robbie2454 years ago
Pretty cool!
that is just awesome.
xenor4 years ago
Fun, and  a good party trick, but I found that in the time it takes for me to spread the shirt out flat, I can fold it normally.
Heyy thts kwl i tried it n yea... but now my hole cubrd looks neat thanx 2 yyu!! :p
thepelton4 years ago
My brother sent me a video of a Japanese woman doing that.  I also saw Martha Stewart doing it, taking less than two seconds to fold an entire shirt.
kate_274 years ago
awesome! xD gonna have to learn that one!