How Do I Fold a Long Sleeve Dress Shirt?

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You can fold a long sleeve dress shirt in a number of different ways depending on exactly what it is that you're trying to accomplish. Get tips on how to fold a long sleeve dress shirt with help from a fashion professional in this free video clip.

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Hi, this is Katrina Zarate here from Funsie Studio, and today we're going to go over how to fold a dress shirt. So, the first thing you're going to want is a large clean area to fold on and you're going to want to make sure that the dress shirt, if it has button, it's completely button down the front and on the cuffs. Once you've done that, go ahead and flip it over so that the front is facing down and you're going to want to smooth it out. This way, you won't have any wrinkles or anything like that after you spend all the time folding it. Once it's smooth out, go ahead and take the sleeve and you're going to fold it over towards the seam on the opposite side. The important thing here is that you don't over fold it so that the seam is going to come over. You're going to want to make sure that the back of the shirt is still laying flat. Once you've got ahead and done that to one side, just repeat it on the other side and the sleeve should go ahead and crisscross themselves in the back. Just flatten it out again; a good measurement for this is that the seams on the sleeves are facing downward and flat. The next thing you're going to want to do is to take the edges and fold them into the center. Now, there is a really great trick for this if you're like me and like everything to be even in the drawer, so all those shirts are the same length and size. If you take a piece of cardboard and this is the ones I like to use for bulks of fabric, you can get it at the fabric store, but it can be any width as long as the length is bigger than the shirt itself, so it sticks out at the end. And if you just line it up with the color of the shirt, when you fold over, if you fold taut on both sides, it will be the same length for all your clothes. At this point, you're going to remove, if you've chose to go with the cardboard path, remove the cardboard, take the bottom of the shirt, fold it up towards the top towards right underneath the collar so you're not seeing it, flip it over and you have a wonderfully folded shirt. Make sure that collar is even and straight, you don't want to have a messy collar. Some people also like to put another fold in there for space saving reasons, and that is how you fold a dress shirt. Thanks for watching.

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