7 Creative Ways to Fold Your Socks

7 Creative Ways to Fold Your Socks

Let’s face it, finding new and exciting ways to fold your socks isn’t the most important thing in the world, but the truth is, it can be quite fun to receive socks each month that you know have been folded into neat and creative shapes. Sock subscriptions are becoming more and more popular as people discover how creative they can be with their sock folding techniques. Here are 7 creative ways to fold your socks, whether you’re sending them as a gift or just keep them all to yourself!

1) The Tuck

Have a pile of wrinkled socks taking up space in your drawer? You might find some inspiration by checking out our favorite ways to fold them. The Tuck, for example, is a lovely method of folding your socks that looks great and keeps things neat. If you want to see how it's done, check out our video below! And if you're looking for even more creative ways to fold your socks (or any piece of clothing), then click here. If you have any clever techniques of your own, we'd love to hear from you in the comments section below! As always, thank you for reading ThinkingSock!

2) The Roll

The rolling sock fold is best suited for socks that don’t match, or ones with large-scale patterns. Start by folding your sock in half vertically. Roll it up so that it forms a cylinder of sorts, and then place it inside your other sock. Next, repeat on all remaining socks! This isn’t just a good way to organize your socks—it’s also practical if you don’t want to go through your drawers often because they won’t slide around.

3) The Twist

The Twist is a great way to fold socks and packs them with minimal wrinkles. Start by laying your sock flat and then fold it in half lengthwise. Pinch one end of your folded sock between your thumb and index finger, lift up about 1 inch of fabric from your other end, and rotate until you have a twist at that point. Flip your sock over so that it’s facing down, then take both ends in each hand (one on each side of the twist) and pull them up toward opposite ends. Repeat for all four corners, making sure not to stretch out any folds as you go. Finally, roll your sock from top to bottom into its finished form.

4) The Waffle

One method for folding socks is called the waffle. Lay your socks on a flat surface with all of their toes facing toward you, then fold them in half. Now separate each sock into three sections: top, middle and bottom. Take your top section and cross it over your middle section, fold it down and lay it atop your bottom section. Flip both halves of your folded sock over—voilà! You should now have two perfectly shaped squares with one whole sock ready to be worn. Repeat with remaining pairs of socks.

5) The Snake

One of my favorite ways to fold socks is also one of my most random—the snake. It’s best suited for mid-weight (but not too thick) cotton socks, and makes a fun, decorative statement. Start by folding your sock in half lengthwise; then fold it in half again so you have a long, skinny rectangle. Take that rectangle and coil it up like a snake! If you need more instructions on how to make a snake with paper or plastic bags, watch any number of YouTube videos—it’s essentially just origami with no glue! The end result is something like a big colorful ribbon that sits nicely in your sock drawer or wherever else you decide to keep it.