Cheap Tee Shirt Packaging + How to Fold a Shirt

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Here’s a fun fact that you definitely don’t know: When I was a teenager, I worked at Sears in the children’s department. This is where I learned to properly fold a shirt for retail. Since that was quite a few years ago (I won’t tell you how many!), I might be a bit rusty – but I’m showing you to properly fold a shirt today.

How to Properly Fold a Shirt for Retail

  1. Lay the shirt face down on a flat surface. Cheap Tee Shirt Packaging for Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore or Maker Crafters + How to Fold a Shirt - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  2. Fold the sleeves inward. Cheap Tee Shirt Packaging for Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore or Maker Crafters + How to Fold a Shirt - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  3. Fold each side of the shirt towards the center. The edges should meet at the middle of the shirt. Cheap Tee Shirt Packaging for Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore or Maker Crafters + How to Fold a Shirt - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  4. Fold the bottom portion of the shirt up – about 1/4 of the way. (Note: On smaller shirts, you can often skip this step.) Cheap Tee Shirt Packaging for Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore or Maker Crafters + How to Fold a Shirt - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  5. Fold the bottom corners of the shirt in half to meet with the top corners. Cheap Tee Shirt Packaging for Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore or Maker Crafters + How to Fold a Shirt - by cuttingforbusiness.com
  6. Slide the shirt into a bag. Now, there are a lot of wholesalers and retailers that sell bags and packages. I know that many small sellers simply cannot meet the minimum order quantities. If you can’t, head to your local big box retailer and pick up some Twist Tie Bags. The ones shown in the photo below are from Walmart, and are perfect for tee shirts! A box of 100 cost $2.96, which is $0.03 each. To hold them closed, tape the edge or finish with a sticker with your brand name.Cheap Tee Shirt Packaging for Silhouette Cameo and Cricut Explore or Maker Crafters + How to Fold a Shirt - by cuttingforbusiness.com

That’s it – it is really that cheap and easy! Struggling with folding shirts? You can buy shirt folding boards to help you save time and get perfect creases – click here to view them.

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12 thoughts on “Cheap Tee Shirt Packaging + How to Fold a Shirt”

  1. Hi Christine, Today was the first time that i actually read through your entire Blog. I am “Highly”disappointed…in myself! Your entire page has been such a blessing to me!! i wish i had taken the time to read through it sooner. You have so much information that you shared that will help my business thrive! thank you so much!

  2. I’ve been using zip lock bags from the dollar store but these are a lot less expensive. Thanks. P.s. I use the cardboard insert from the canned cat food boxes. Folded shirts fit nearly in the bag.

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