This instructable teaches you how to fold T-shirts, in seconds.

Step 1: Folding

Picture of Folding
Fold your T-shirt like that:

Watch a video:

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CheliNenino2 years ago
I can't watch the video... I hate you computer! Hahaha! I've wanted to try this way of folding a shirt for the longest time. Seems so much faster.
i know how to do that
kaleesh6 years ago
I have folded 10 t-shirts this way today :DD.
Wafflicious6 years ago
i saw this before in a video online... some japanese martha stewurt lady does this in under 10 seconds.... i forgot the website though!
Punkguyta6 years ago
My way of folding t-shirts is so much easier.
fwjs286 years ago
whiteoakart6 years ago
Jeezow! I have to fold about a hundred t-shirts a week for the family laundry. (stay at home and work at home Dad) I am going to practice this. Those few seconds add up and I will be able to impress all the neighborhood moms with my slight-of-hand shirt folding magic. Thanks.
FlyJayCeezy6 years ago
OMG, that's just too easy! Now I can save some hangers. :p
contrary to some haters out there, i think this is an awesome thing you just taught me! and it's actually useful!
Zujus (author)  NightingaleIB7 years ago
thank you ;)
bobbybobah7 years ago
Heh. I tried this for a while, but end up just throwing them in my drawer. a bit too lazy.....<a rel="nofollow" href="http://threadlesscoupons.blogspot.com">free coupons for threadless.com!</a><br/>
I was going to make this post...It's supposed to be fast, but they don't take into account the time it takes to lay it out flat on a flat surface, while in contrast, the shirt is held in my hands the entire time for the method I find most efficient, but not quite as aesthetically appealing as the folds in clothing shops. Then again, I worked at one, so I can do both pretty quickly. My method involves folding the shirt in half down the line of symmetry, folding the sleeves over, then folding the shirt in half again, from the bottom up.
dude that's how everybody does it. the point of this method is to have the front of the shirt presented on top.
yutzwagon7 years ago
Hey guys (or gals), I think i saw something about long-sleeved shirts? Just sorta pull the sleeves into themselves before you fold the whole shirt. No problems!
eight7 years ago
My life is complete and I can now die knowing I have the meaning of life.*

Thank You Zujus !!

  • I'm 43 so I hope to be around for a while yet !
Zujus (author)  eight7 years ago
lmao :DDD
can you do this with long-sleeved tops and vests
Zujus (author)  I MAKE STUFF7 years ago
no, you can not.
long-sleeve shirts and vests are jerks, they don't let you do anything!
cbshirlee7 years ago
I saw Martha Stewart do this once, but was frustrated cuz I didn't get it and it was no where on her website. So THANKS! I got it now!
Wow...You would never expect something like this to be so complicated, but I think I finally got it :D...lol. I've seen this done countless times before , but could never get it because they did it too fast :P But, anyway, not bad...I was actually able to do it thanks to this ( or at least somewhat :P). I think the only suggestion I could make is make sure the camera follows you while you go through the motions, maybe have a friend help....just a suggestion ;) Good Instructable :)
RekaM7 years ago
nice photos!
WilderLust7 years ago
Truly inspired... i am going to have to practice this one :-) WL
pinoymale7 years ago
Thanks for posting this instructable. I can really use it whether I'm packing for camping or just putting away my clothes. Hehe, no more need to run to mommy for help!
andy608 years ago
i think this idea is excellent, well done
Great style, I'll have to start doing that. By the way this may be a bit off topic, but where did you get those shirts? I haven't seen them on any sites like threadless, jinx, ect. Or are they from a certain store?
Zujus (author)  Shadow in the Night8 years ago
T-shirt with robot is original Instructables
t-shirt. I won it. Black t-shirts are from ThinkGeek. :)
CRYSlikha8 years ago
Someone taught me this method but I forgot all about it. Thanks for refreshing my memory
Zujus (author)  CRYSlikha8 years ago
You are welcome. :)
hub7148 years ago
You got this from that Japanese woman folding the shirt didn't you? How you did the motions are EXACTLY the same =p

Anyways, if you do it this way, it comes out slightly weird. It's not as nice as folding it normally like how the employees in retail do.
Zujus (author)  hub7148 years ago
That movie inspired me to create this instructable. :) I like this folding way, it looks nice for me.
babyboi5128 years ago
i love da binary tshirt its fukin awsum
Zujus (author)  babyboi5128 years ago
Yes, it is ;D
Thinktank8 years ago
Good instructible. Makes me want to do laundry lol
SurferGeek8 years ago
A vintage trick that has been on every single video sharing site for 4-5 years. Surprised anyone would bother putting it here. Nice work on the video 'tho...
ewilhelm8 years ago
Zujus, your English is great; however, I made a slight correction and added "to" to your title and first sentence forming "How to perfectly" and "how to fold." I hope you don't mind.
Zujus (author)  ewilhelm8 years ago
I am really thankful for that. Sometimes i don't know how to write things correctly. ;) (But I learn fast ;D)
Looks cool, but: - the two second time ignores laying the item flat in the first place - it's useless in a laundromat - the resulting fold isn't that solid. It's better if the sleeve is folded inside.
- so maybe it's three, or even four seconds. With practice you can probably do it in 2. But the shirt doesn't have to be perfectly flat to start. Even if you miss the middle you can fix things in the process. - I always bring my shirts home to fold them. Even at home I take them from the laundry to the bedroom to fold. If I had to fold them at the laundromat, I'm sure I could find a flat spot somewhere. - I think the fold is better with the sleeve out - there are no fold lines on the sleeves. This method works every time and is very easy to do. I have friends who saw the video on YouTube and thought it was trick photography.
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