Tuesday, August 30, 2005

How to fold a shirt

I'm generally quite a messy slob, however, the one thing I'm *really* good at is folding. There are others in my life (you know who you are) who really suck at it, and its become an ongoing disussion in our lives.

I was quite blown out of my chair after coming upon Ready Made Magazine's article on how to fold a shirt Know How to Fold Em'. According to the mag and the included diagrams, my years of folding practice are basically now straight out the window. The aricle and featured folding "approach" is based on a Japanese "how to fold a shirt" video that, trust me, is quite an eye popper for all other Martha Stewart devotees out there like myself. Needless to say, I'm dying to get home to try this technique out. I've watched the video six or seven times now and am still unsure I *really* get it, but man am I psyched to go home and get my fold on tonight.

UPDATE: ok, I am dumb. Really dumb. I cannot for the life of me figure this out and its making me very mad. I have tried way too many times already. I think I now speak Japanese from watching the video so much. I still can't do it. ARGGGGHHHH!

UPDATE TO MY UPDATE: Phew. Thanks to my good buddy Sarubozu, I finally have figured this out. My shirts don't look *quite* as nice as the japanese lady's shirts, but they look pretty decent. Man, folding is F-U-N!

4 comments:

marzi said...

ok, that's the craziest thing i've ever seen. makes me want to go out and get a basket full of t-shirts and start practicing!

Dear Monday said...

Wow, that is fantastic! I tried it and showed it to my husband. We both thought it was so cool. Although... our folding didn't come out as neat as the one on the video. But still so cool!!

CaraFrn said...

My husband and I spent a jolly evening refolding all of our shirts using this technique. It was one of our best-ever dates.

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