There are many methods to folding a t-shirt.
Some like the 2-second version, but I’m not really a fan of that. The arms don’t really fold to my liking and come undone very easily.
Then there is the FlipFold. If you are a person that loves uniformity (me! me!) you’d love this little device. I use it on all of my clients’ clothes and it really is handy and quick. And it comes in a junior version for children’s/teens t-shirts.
When doing our personal laundry, I use one of these two methods.
Mama’s T-Shirt Method #1:
First, lay your t-shirt face down so you are looking at the back of it. Smooth out with your hands.
Bring the bottom of the shirt up so it is in line with the top. I then give it a quick flap and smooth again.
Fold the left sleeve over just to the point in which the collar starts.
Then fold it back on itself. I do the sleeve motion in one fell swoop.
Do the same with the right sleeve.
Then fold the bottom up to the top.
Turn over and smooth one last time.
This is a great method if you need to easily see if the t-shirts are crew necks or v-necks.
Mama’s T-Shirt Method #2:
Lay the shirt face down on the table and also sideways.
Fold the shirt in half so the sleeves are mirror images. Give it a quick flap and smooth.
Place back on the table so the sleeves are at the top. Fold the sleeves down so the shirt looks like a rectangle.
Fold the shirt in half. And then fold in half again if that would make it fit better in your drawer or on your shelf.
I use the first method to fold adult t-shirts and the second method for folding all children’s t-shirts. T-shirts lay beautifully in the drawer when folded this way. They lay flat and stack very well.
What’s your favorite folding method for t-shirts? Any tips you’d like to share?