How to Fold a T Shirt

How to Fold a T Shirt

Read Time: 4 Minutes


15 Feb 2023

At instantprint, we love T-shirts! They're versatile, comfortable, and make a statement wherever you go. Whether you're wearing a plain white T-shirt with a pair of jeans or a custom-printed T-shirt with your company logo, T-shirts are a staple in any wardrobe.

But as much as we love T-shirts, we also know that they can be a bit of a hassle to store and organize. If you're like most people, you probably have a drawer or closet full of T-shirts that are all jumbled up and wrinkled. It can be hard to find the shirt you want, and even harder to keep them looking neat and tidy.

That's where proper T-shirt folding comes in. With a little bit of practice and attention to detail, you can fold your T-shirts neatly and efficiently, saving space in your drawers and making it easier to find the shirt you want.

In this post, we'll walk you through the steps to fold a T-shirt like a pro. We'll cover both the traditional folding method and a more modern, space-saving technique. Plus, we'll give you some tips on how to keep your T-shirts looking fresh and wrinkle-free.

So grab a T-shirt and let's get folding!


Step 1: Lay the T-shirt flat

The first step to folding a T-shirt is to lay it out flat on a clean, smooth surface. Make sure the shirt is right side up, with the front facing you. Smooth out any wrinkles or creases as best you can.


Step 2: Fold the sleeves in

Next, take the sleeves of the T-shirt and fold them in towards the centre of the shirt. You want the sleeves to be as close to the centre seam as possible.


Step 3: Fold the shirt in half

Once the sleeves are in place, fold the shirt in half vertically. Bring the bottom of the shirt up to meet the collar. Smooth out any wrinkles or creases as you go.


Step 4: Fold in half again

Next, fold the shirt in half again horizontally. This will give you a neat, rectangular shape that's easy to store and organize.


Step 5: Finish the fold

Finally, tuck in any excess fabric to create a crisp, clean fold. If you want your T-shirts to look extra neat and tidy, you can use a ruler or other straight edge to make sure the fold is perfectly straight.


Optional Step: The Rolling Method

If you're short on space and looking for a more efficient way to fold your T-shirts, you may want to try the rolling method. This technique involves rolling the T-shirt into a tight, compact cylinder, which can save you a lot of space in your drawers or closet.

To fold a T-shirt using the rolling method, follow these steps:

  1. Lay the T-shirt out on a clean, smooth, and flat surface.
  2. Fold the sleeves in towards the centre of the shirt.
  3. Roll the shirt from the bottom up. Start at the bottom hem and roll the shirt tightly towards the collar.
  4. When you reach the collar, tuck in any excess fabric to create a neat, tight roll.
  5. And that's it! With a little bit of practice, you'll be able to fold a T-shirt like a pro in no time.


Tips for Keeping Your T-shirts Looking Fresh

  1. Wash your T-shirts inside out to protect the fabric and print.
  2. Use a gentle detergent and avoid using too much.
  3. Wash your T-shirts in cold water to preserve the colour and prevent shrinkage.
  4. Avoid using the dryer, as heat can cause shrinkage and fading. Instead, hang your T-shirts to dry or lay them flat on a clean, dry surface.
  5. If you do need to use the dryer, use a low heat setting and remove the T-shirts as soon as they're dry to prevent wrinkling.
  6. Store your T-shirts properly to prevent wrinkles and creases. Fold them neatly and stack them in a drawer or hang them on a hanger in your closet.
  7. If your T-shirts do become wrinkled, use a steamer or iron on a low heat setting to remove the wrinkles. Be sure to follow the care instructions on the shirt to avoid damaging the fabric.
  8. By following these tips, you can keep your T-shirts looking fresh and new for longer.


And if you're in need of some new T-shirts, be sure to check out instantprint's T-shirt printing service. We offer a wide range of T-shirts in different styles, sizes, and colours, and we can print your custom design or logo on them. Whether you need T-shirts for your business, team, or personal use, we've got you covered. Head to our website to learn more and get started today!


About the Author

Hi, I’m Ally and I’m instantprint’s PR Lead. I enjoy writing content to help small businesses succeed and inspire them to get creative with their print marketing.