How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

Learn how to fold fitted sheets with these step-by-step instructions.

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Fitted sheets are great on the bed, but can be tricky to fold. Here's how.

Turn the Sheet Inside Out

Hold up the sheet, inside out, and slip your hands inside the top two corners. The wrong side of the fabric should be facing you and the right side should be touching your hands.

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Spread Out the Sheet

Carefully lay the sheet down on a large, flat surface — such as a table, or the top of a bed — so it is spread out smoothly. Fold the sheet right side together, slipping the top corners gently inside the two bottom corners. Arrange the corners neatly.

How to Fold a Fitted SheetEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - House Works © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Fold the Edges to the Inside

Fold the sheet edges to the inside. The flaps of fabric that hug the mattress should be neatly folded down in line with the corners, making a large rectangle with all loose edges tucked in smoothly.

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Excerpted from Houseworks, by Cynthia Townley Ewer

Text Copyright © 2006, 2010, Cynthia Townley Ewer, extracts from Houseworks, reproduced with permission from Dorling Kindersley Limited

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