Introduction: Shirt Folder

This is my first instructable so let me know if you like it.

The Shirt Folder is a device made of cardboard (or any other firm material) that makes folding your shirts in 4 steps. Place, Fold, Fold, Fold.

With each fold it creates strait creases on the shirt reducing the amount of wrinkles.

This is a eco-friendly project.
- Recycled Material

Step 1: Gather Material and Tools

Before you begin you will need to collect the material and tools for this project.

Material
- Cardboard Box or Cardboard Sheets. You can get this from just about anywhere, I got mine from work. Go to a store and ask if you could have some. You will need about 2 or 3 boxes.
- Tape. This will be used as the joints. The wider the better.

Tools
- Box Knife or Scissors. You need a cutting tool. I find the box knife works best. Be careful when using sharp tools.

Step 2: Middles Pieces

You will need two middle pieces for the Shirt Folder. Both of them will be the same size.

Cut out two pieces from your cardboard with these dimensions.
- Width: Approximately 12 inces or 30 cm
- Height: Approximately 16 inces or 40 cm

You will need to tape these together on one side for a total height of 80 cm. Do not tape the other side now, we will talk about that later.

Step 3: Sides

The sides have a very similar dimension to the middle.

Cut out two pieces with the following dimensions.
- Height: 80cm (Same as the whole middle section)
- Width: 30cm

Attach the sides to the middle top section taping it only on one side. (Se image 2 below)

Step 4: Taping the Other Side (Optional)

You can now tape the other side but you need to fold in each part before taping or you will not be able to use it properly.

See the image.

Step 5: Using

To use this requires just 4 simple steps.

1. Place the shirt as neatly as possible with the image or front down. Get the top of the shirt as close to the top of the unit as possible.

2. Fold #1 Fold over one side (see image 2)

3. Fold #2 Fold over the other side (see image 3)

4. Fold #3 Fold over the bottom (see image 4)

Now just flip your shirt over and put away. (see image 5)

Comments

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zplumb made it!(author)2017-02-09

Excellent instructable! Many thanks :)

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Wklehm made it!(author)2016-12-18

This makes helping with laundry a breeze. Thanks!

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RichardP213 made it!(author)2016-09-19

Used a pizza box top since it has side links to make taping easier. Took less than 5 minutes to make. Thanks lots of folds

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terriIntexas made it!(author)2015-10-27

Sheldon Cooper would be proud!

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HumbertoS1 made it!(author)2016-06-12

Ha ha ha, you're right, Terri.

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TarryK made it!(author)2016-04-06

easy to make, easy to use. my 3 year old grandson can use it. folds perfect every time

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Pmactoob+ made it!(author)2016-02-22

Love this just finished mine works great

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charper15 made it!(author)2015-11-10

I haven't tried it out yet, but the instructions l were simple to follow. This should be useful.

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fondyin made it!(author)2015-07-24

Love it! I have seen the plastic ones before. I like this one for us broke guys and the recycling aspect as well.

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firefightermeyer made it!(author)2015-01-09

So much time saved

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frank_sagan made it!(author)2014-07-06

really cool man!

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reddragonomega made it!(author)2011-09-29

making this made so much more room in my dresser. thanks man.

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baileygrib made it!(author)2010-01-14

 or you could just fold the part of the shirt that is hanging out so it isnt out side of the panel.

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dvnfntn made it!(author)2009-07-28

does this work with all shirt sizes?

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agnivohneb made it!(author)2009-07-29

It should. I have 2XL shirts and they go over the edge just a bit. If you would like you could adjust the size of the panels to work with smaller or larger shirts.

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Shredder543 made it!(author)2009-07-13

haha funny shirt =)

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cornato made it!(author)2009-06-02

Awesome, this is my first Instructable. came out great. Looks like shite, but gets the job done.

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wenpherd made it!(author)2009-05-30

this is clever, i cant fold a shirt to save my life

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JamesW made it!(author)2009-05-25

Sometimes it's not the originality, it's the execution and intent. I know me, and an armload of my buds could use one or three. It's bad enough we laundry pool, but I can't stand the folding afterwards. This might make it a little more bearable.

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kjuodawlkis made it!(author)2009-04-30

Great! I'm using all the time. blessings.

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lupin made it!(author)2009-04-26

i love the idea and i'll have to try this myself. as others have said it's not exactly origional but it is usefull. being part packrat i think that this helps organisation and space alot.

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agnivohneb made it!(author)2009-04-26

I know its not that original but I haven't seen anything similar on Instructables so i decided to do it.

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Stew2 made it!(author)2009-04-11

I gotta try this! I am a single pa and I absolutely suck at folding! Ty for sharing :)

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herzleid made it!(author)2009-04-04

Nice. Unfortunately not very original. These 'folders' have been floating around the internet for a while now.

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stephenniall made it!(author)2009-04-03

Wow very nice Ty i have been looking to Make one of these Hmm wonder if i could make it out of Plastic Sheets with Some small hinges

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agnivohneb made it!(author)2009-04-03

that could work. would also look neater and be more sturdy.

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benz_z made it!(author)2009-04-01
great ible hav u seen the ninja folding tee-shirt technique?

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benz_z made it!(author)2009-04-01

i dont see what all the fuss is aout having them folded any way i have a clean laundry hamper and a dirty one

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King+Crab made it!(author)2009-04-03

Folded = no wrinkles.

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sgsidekick made it!(author)2009-04-01

Ingenious! And WHERE did you get the shirt??? Love it!

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shadowemblem made it!(author)2009-03-31

daz freakin' awsome ! ty 4 sharin' ~_~

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LemonLily made it!(author)2009-03-31

Thats great. Thanks for sharing! I've made one before but we made the middle too big so the arms don't even reach over lapping. Lol.

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Foaly7 made it!(author)2009-03-31

Cool Shirt.

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agnivohneb made it!(author)2009-03-31

Thanks everyone for the good comments. and i will try to bring you all some more 'ibles

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ItsTheHobbs made it!(author)2009-03-31

That's really cool! nice 'ible

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PKTraceur made it!(author)2009-03-31

Nice! I've seen this around the net, but you fianlly explained it all. Schweet 'ible, make some more! -PKT

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EthansDad made it!(author)2009-03-30

Brilliant mate!

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Doctor+What made it!(author)2009-03-30

I built one a long time ago when I saw that my neighbor had bought a plastic one. Silly lady, cardboard is smart! Nice 'ible! (5'd and fav'd)

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Chicken2209 made it!(author)2009-03-30

amazing

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