I have a confession to make… I’m not very good at folding t-shirts (well, any type of shirts for that matter). Unless I spend about 3-5 minutes, folding and unfolding the shirt (and who wants to spend that kind of time on a dumb shirt!), I always end up with wrinkles, puckers, and other imperfections. I don’t obsess over it, and I didn’t even realize that I was rather pathetic at it, until I saw Martha Stewart on Conan O’Brian’s show one night. She performed this amazing feat of t-shirt origami that created a perfectly folded t-shirt in all of about 2 seconds. Both Conan and I were in shock. I rushed to get the recorder going, hoping to study this amazing technique, but they didn’t show it again closeup. Bummer.
Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, I have found other people know of this technique (especially the Japanese), and I am happy to share the secrets of Ninja-fast t-shirt folding.
And here is another look from a different vantage point.
This fellow claims to be a Genius when it comes to t-shirt folding. I think, given the style of the video, he’s more of a magician.
Boring day at the office? Now that you are a guru at folding shirts, have a t-shirt folding contest on your office floor. These guys did.
If your inner-Ninja is still earning its first belt, you might find this alternate method using simple cardboard cutouts to be more your style. I love the silly musical theme they used.
These labor-saving tips are my Labor Day gift to you. Enjoy!