Fitted Sheet Folding Instructions for One Person

Here is a foolproof technique for folding fitted sheet. These instructions are for a right-handed person; just reverse them if you’re left-handed.

Step 1

Stand holding the sheet by the two adjacent corners of one of the shorter edges. With the sheet inside out, place one hand inside each of these two corners.

Step 2

How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

Bring your right hand to your left, and fold the corner in your right hand over the one in your left, enveloping it. Next, reach down and pick up the corner that is hanging in front; bring it up, and fold it over the two corners in your left hand; the corner that’s showing will be inside out.

Step 3

How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

Bring the last corner up, and fold it over the others; with its outside showing, it should envelop the other three corners.

Step 4

How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

Lay the folded sheet on a flat surface and straighten it into the shape shown below.

Step 5

How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

Fold the two edges in so all the elastic is hidden.

Step 6

How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

Fold the sheet into a rectangle.

Step 7

How to Fold a Fitted Sheet

Continue folding until the rectangle is the desired size.