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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
 
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Step 1: Gather material and tools

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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)
fondyin5 days ago
Love it! I have seen the plastic ones before. I like this one for us broke guys and the recycling aspect as well.

So much time saved

really cool man!
making this made so much more room in my dresser. thanks man.
baileygrib5 years ago
 or you could just fold the part of the shirt that is hanging out so it isnt out side of the panel.
dvnfntn6 years ago
does this work with all shirt sizes?
agnivohneb (author)  dvnfntn6 years ago
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.
Shredder5436 years ago
haha funny shirt =)
cornato6 years ago
Awesome, this is my first Instructable. came out great. Looks like shite, but gets the job done.
wenpherd6 years ago
this is clever, i cant fold a shirt to save my life
JamesW6 years ago
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.
kjuodawlkis6 years ago
Great! I'm using all the time. blessings.
lupin6 years ago
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.
agnivohneb (author)  lupin6 years ago
I know its not that original but I haven't seen anything similar on Instructables so i decided to do it.
Stew26 years ago
I gotta try this! I am a single pa and I absolutely suck at folding! Ty for sharing :)
herzleid6 years ago
Nice. Unfortunately not very original. These 'folders' have been floating around the internet for a while now.
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
agnivohneb (author)  stephenniall6 years ago
that could work. would also look neater and be more sturdy.
benz_z6 years ago
great ible hav u seen the ninja folding tee-shirt technique?

benz_z benz_z6 years ago
i dont see what all the fuss is aout having them folded any way i have a clean laundry hamper and a dirty one
Folded = no wrinkles.
sgsidekick6 years ago
Ingenious! And WHERE did you get the shirt??? Love it!
daz freakin' awsome ! ty 4 sharin' ~_~
LemonLily6 years ago
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.
Foaly76 years ago
Cool Shirt.
agnivohneb (author) 6 years ago
Thanks everyone for the good comments. and i will try to bring you all some more 'ibles
ItsTheHobbs6 years ago
That's really cool! nice 'ible
PKTraceur6 years ago
Nice! I've seen this around the net, but you fianlly explained it all. Schweet 'ible, make some more! -PKT
EthansDad6 years ago
Brilliant mate!
Doctor What6 years ago
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)
Chicken22096 years ago
amazing