Hi there, it’s Kim from A Real-Life Housewife! Since the weather is warming up and you may be folding and storing your sweaters for the Spring and Summer, I thought it would be a great time to show you just how to do that! In this tutorial, I fold and hang my cardigan, but you can use this very same method and skip the hanger if you’ll be boxing them up for a few months. I personally just leave them hanging in my closet all year round so it’s really important that they are folded, not hung up, to avoid hanger marks in the arms. I became a sweater folding ninja while slaving away at a dry cleaners during college. Follow these steps and you can become one too!
Step 1: Buttons
If your sweater has buttons, do them up. If there are a lot, do every other one.
Step 2: Lay it Flat
Lay your sweater face down on any flat surface, making sure the side seams match up.
Step 3: Tissue Paper and First Fold
To prevent wrinkles, cut a piece of tissue paper a little smaller than the width and height of your sweater and place it in the middle. Fold one sleeve over so that there are 1-2 inches between the top of the fold and the collar.
Step 4: Sleeves
Now fold the sleeve against itself so that it’s edge runs parallel to the fold.
Do the exact same thing to the other sleeve.
Step 5: Insert Hanger
If you’re going to hang it, place the bottom of the hanger near the bottom of the sweater and lift up on the sweater, sliding the hanger on until it’s in the middle.
Gently let go of the sweater and you are finished!
No more hanger marks in the arms!
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