How to fold a fitted bed sheet?

How to fold a fitted bed sheet?

Let's face it, fitted sheets can be the ultimate linen closet hassle in India. They emerge from the dryer a wrinkled, formless entity, leaving us wondering: "How on earth did this ever fit on my bed?". This guide will unveil the secrets to how to fold a fitted sheet like a pro, saving you space, frustration, and maybe even a little sanity. So grab your sheet, and a flat surface, and get ready to transform your linen closet (and possibly impress your significant other)!

Deep pockets of fitted bed sheets

What are fitted bed sheets?

Let’s get to know what is the meaning of Fitted bed sheet. Fitted bed sheets, also sometimes called bottom sheets, are designed to snugly hug your mattress for a smooth and comfortable sleep experience. Here's what makes them distinct from regular sheets:

  • Elastic corners: The key feature of Belong’s fitted bed sheet is the presence of elasticated bands sewn all-around the bed sheet. These bands stretch to securely fit around the corners and sides of your mattress, preventing the sheet from slipping off during the night.
  • Snug fit: Our elasticated design ensures a tight fit that keeps the sheet flat and wrinkle-free throughout the night. No more waking up to a bunched-up sheet!
  • Protection and comfort: Belong's fitted sheets act as a barrier between you and your mattress, protecting it from sweat, dust, and allergens. They also provide a soft and comfortable layer to sleep on.
  • Variety of materials: Our Fitted bed sheets come in a wide range of materials like cotton, linen, flannel  allowing you to choose the one that best suits your temperature preferences and desired feel.

Overall, belong’s fitted bed sheets are an essential part of bedding – they keep your mattress clean, provide comfort, and ensure a more restful sleep by staying put through the night in India. 

folded white fitted bed sheets
Also read our blog on How to decide the size of my fitted bed sheet for my bed.

How to fold fitted sheets in simple steps?

Fitted sheets - Those delightful yet frustrating rectangles of fabric that seem to defy all attempts at folding. But fear not, with a little practice, you can transform this wrinkled foe into a neatly folded sheet. Here's a detailed guide to how to fold a fitted sheet like a pro:

What you'll need:

  • A fitted sheet (fresh from the dryer or ironed works best)
  • A flat surface (bed, table, or floor)


  1. Lay it Flat: Spread the fitted sheet out on your chosen surface with the elasticated corners facing up. Imagine the sheet oriented like a rectangle, with the shorter sides being the top and bottom and the longer sides the left and right.

  2. Find Your Corners: Locate the two corners closest to you (on the shorter side). These will be your starting point.

  3. The Magic Tuck (Repeat on Both Sides): Here comes the key move! With one hand, grab the corner closest to you and flip it inside out, so the elasticated seam is hidden inside the sheet. Now, with your other hand, reach inside the opposite corner (farthest from you). Slide your first hand (holding the flipped corner) down and tuck it entirely inside the second corner. Essentially, you're creating a nested pocket with the corners. Straighten out any wrinkles as you fold. Repeat this process on the other side of the sheet, creating a mirrored pocket with the remaining two corners.

  4. Rectangle Time: You should now have a flat sheet with two tucked corners on either side. Imagine a line connecting the two tucked corners on each long side of the sheet. Fold the sheet in half along this imaginary line, bringing the tucked corners together. You'll end up with a long rectangle with the elasticated corners hidden inside.

  5. The Final Fold: Here, you have some flexibility depending on your desired storage size. For a more compact fold, take the long rectangle and fold it into thirds lengthwise. Fold it in thirds again for a smaller square (ideal for deeper drawers). If you prefer a larger folded sheet, simply fold it in half lengthwise.
Tips & Tricks:
  • If you find the sheet is still bulky after folding, try giving it a gentle shake to redistribute the fabric before the final fold.
  • For fitted sheets with a tag, tuck it inside one of the folded corners for a neater look.
  • Practice makes perfect! Don't get discouraged if it takes a few tries to get the hang of it.

With this guide and a little practice, you'll be folding Belong's fitted bed sheets like a champ in no time! Your linen closet will thank you, and you might even impress your significant other with your newfound laundry folding skills.

white front load washing machine

Want to see more ways of folding a fitted sheet. Learn from the world famous tidying expert herself - How to fold a fitted bed sheet by Kon Mari.

How to take care of fitted bed sheets?

Here are some tips to maintain your fitted bed sheets:  


  • Frequency: Wash your fitted sheets regularly, ideally once a week in warm water (check the care label for specific temperature recommendations). This helps remove sweat, dust mites, and other allergens that can accumulate over time.
  • Separate Wash: Wash our fitted sheets with similar-weight fabrics (other bedding) to avoid them being snagged or ripped by heavier items.
  • Detergent: Use a gentle laundry detergent suitable for the material of your sheets. Avoid harsh chemicals or fabric softeners, as they can break down the fibers and reduce absorbency.
  • Drying: Tumble dry Belong's fitted sheets on low heat or a delicate setting. This will help prevent shrinkage and wrinkling. Over-drying can damage the elastic and make the sheet less secure on your mattress.

General Care:

  • Remove promptly: Don't make your bed right away in the morning. Allow the sheets to air out for a while to prevent moisture build-up.
  • Trim loose threads: If you notice any loose threads, trim them with scissors to prevent them from snagging or unraveling further.
  • Storage: Store clean, dry sheets in a cool, dry place like a linen closet or drawer. Avoid storing them in a damp environment, as this can encourage mildew growth.

Extending the life of the elastic:

  • Folding: Learn a proper folding technique for Belong's fitted sheets (see previous prompt for a detailed guide). This helps prevent the elastic from being stretched or distorted during storage.
  • Avoid Harsh Pulling: When putting on our fitted sheet, avoid pulling excessively on the corners. This can put strain on the elastic and lead to premature wear.

By following these simple tips, you can maintain your fitted bed sheets and enjoy a comfortable, restful sleep for years to come.


You've officially mastered how to fold a fitted sheet. No longer will this once-dreaded task leave you feeling defeated. With a little practice, you'll be transforming those wrinkled rectangles into neat, space-saving squares in no time in India.

This newfound skill isn't just about organization – it's about extending the life of your sheets and creating a more peaceful sleep environment. A well-folded fitted sheet stays put on your mattress, reducing wrinkles and ensuring a smooth, comfortable surface all night long.


  1. What if my fitted sheet has a deep pocket?

No worries! The folding technique remains the same. After creating the initial pocket with the corners tucked inside, simply fold the sheet a few extra times vertically or horizontally to achieve a desired size for storage.

  1. Is there a "right" way to fold the corners?

There's no "right" way. Some prefer to tuck both corners on one side first, then fold them together with the tucked corners on the opposite side. Experiment and see which method works best for you!

  1. My sheet still seems bulky after folding. What can I do?

Before the final fold, try giving the sheet a gentle shake to redistribute the fabric more evenly. This can help create a more compact final square.

  1. How can I store my folded sheets to prevent wrinkles?

Store your folded sheets on a shelf or in a drawer, not crammed into a tight space. Allow some breathing room to prevent wrinkles from setting in.

  1. What if I can't seem to get the hang of folding?

Practice makes perfect! You can also find helpful video tutorials online that demonstrate the folding process visually.

  1. Is there a faster way to "deal" with fitted sheets?

While folding is the recommended approach for long-term care and storage, there's a quicker option. Simply lay the fitted sheet flat on top of your mattress, smooth out any wrinkles, and then tuck the corners underneath. This isn't ideal for long-term storage, but it can work in a pinch.

Written by Shivangi Singh.

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