How to Fold Joggers: 4 Simple Methods!

Knowing how to properly fold your joggers can help you to avoid creating wrinkles and creases, as well as save you space in your travel luggage.

How to Fold Joggers

Jogging Pants

Knowing how to fold your joggers will save you a ton of frustration. Learn how to do the file fold, flat fold and other folds. By folding your joggers you can have a neater closet, long-lasting joggers, and more space in your suitcase. When it is done right you will be able to unfold your joggers and wear them for a night out without needing to iron them.

This is How to Fold Joggers: 4 Simple Methods!

Joggers can take up a fair amount of space in your closet, drawer, or suitcase, so to make life easier we have instructions on how to complete 4 different folds for your joggers.

Each fold or roll is different and comes with its own set of pros and cons. 

Flat folding joggers is the best if you want to keep a neat wardrobe and avoid the creation of wrinkles and creases.

The file fold is a very nice fold that will keep your drawers very tidy and organized. 

The block roll and the army roll are both great ways to pack your joggers in your suitcase if you are looking to save space.

How to Fold Joggers

There are several different ways to fold joggers, and you may choose one of these methods depending on your particular situation and requirements. If you are storing your joggers in a drawer then you would likely prefer to flat fold them, as this will leave less wrinkles and creases. If you are packing a suitcase for a vacation then you may want to army roll your joggers so that they take up less space.

Before you put your joggers away, are you sure you cleaned them properly? Let us help how to wash joggers in the washing machine & how to wash joggers.

How to Fold Clothing

1. How to Fold Joggers: Flat Fold

To flat fold joggers all you need is a flat space. This can be an ironing board, bed, sofa, or even the floor! Follow the simple instructions below to learn how to flat fold your joggers.

1. Fold the joggers sideways

Fold your joggers in half across the body, placing one leg on top of the other with the back pockets/back side facing outwards.

This is a photo of joggers being folded sideways to beggin a flat fold

2. Fold the joggers in half

Fold the loggers in half from north to south, bringing the bottom hem to just below the waist and forming a long rectangle.

This is a photo of joggers being folded in half from bottom to top

3. Fold into thirds

Fold the pants upwards again, this time into thirds.

This is a photo of the final fold into thirds to complete the flat fold of the joggers

2. How to Fold Joggers: File Fold

File folding is a compact and tidy way to store joggers and can be used in a number of different situations. Learn how to file fold joggers by following the steps below.

1. Lay the joggers flat

Lay your joggers on a flat surface.

This is a photo of joggers being laid flat to do a block roll

2. Fold them in half

Pinch the waist of your joggers and fold them in half. They should be folded in half north to south, the long way.

This is a photo of joggers being folded in half for a file fold

3. Fold the bottom hem

Fold the bottom hem of your joggers upwards, until it is 2/3 of the way up the pants.

This is a photo of joggers being folded at the bottom hem for a file fold

4. Grab the waist & ankles

Grab the end of the fold that has both the waist and the ankles, and fold it inwards 2/3 of the way.

This is a photo of joggers being folded to touch waist and ankles for a file fold

5. Finish the roll

To complete, roll the joggers from one end to the other as compactly as possible.

This is the finished look of joggers in a file fold

3. How to Fold Joggers: Block Roll

The block roll is a great option for those of you that are looking to save some space in your suitcase while traveling. Read below to learn how to block roll joggers.

1. Lay the joggers flat

Lay your joggers evenly on a flat surface.

This is a photo of joggers being laid flat to do a block roll

2. Fold joggers in half

Fold your joggers in half from the waist. The backside should now be facing upwards/outwards, and the front side is hidden inwards.

This is joggers being folded in half for a block roll

3. Fold pant leg 90°

Take one pant leg, and fold it in a 90° angle outwards at the knee.

This is a jogger leg being folded out to a 90 degree angle for a block roll

4. Start rolling the waist

Grab the joggers at the waistline, and begin to roll downwards by the elastic waist.

This is tall paul starting to roll the waist of his joggers for a block roll

5. Pull on loose pant leg

Once the bottom is reached you will find that one pant leg is hanging loose. Use this pant leg to pull over top of the roll, so that the rest of the joggers are encapsulated inside.

This is tall paul pulling the loose pant leg over on a block roll

6. Finish the Block Roll

The pant leg should now be inside out, and the rest of the joggers should be contained inside, similar to how you might roll a sleeping bag.

This is a finished block roll on a pair of joggers

4. How to Fold Joggers: Army Roll

The Army Roll is also a very effective way to save space in your luggage if you are looking to pack away your joggers.

1. Turn waist inside out

Turn the waist of your joggers inside out, exposing about 8cm/2.5in of the inside fabric.

This is the waist being turned out on a pair of joggers to start an army roll

2. Overlap jogger legs

From the bottom of the pants, overlap the two inner seams of the pant legs, so that the inside of the jogger legs are overlapping each other.

This is a photo of overlapped jogger legs for an army roll

3. Fold the outside edges

Fold the outside edges of the pant legs inwards. Your joggers should look long and skinny now.

This is a photo of joggers looking long and skinny after the outside edges got rolled for an army roll

4. Roll your joggers

Tightly roll your joggers from the bottom upwards.

This is a photo of tall paul rightly rolling his nike joggers for an army roll

5. Tuck & wrap the joggers

Once the joggers are fully rolled, tuck and wrap the joggers into the fold you created in step 1.

This is a photo of nike joggers being tucked into themselves for an army roll

If washing your joggers you lose the drawstring in the wash cycle, then follow our article to easily replace it: how to put string back in joggers.

How to Fold Joggers: Tips

  • If you have free space in your closet, then you should hang your joggers instead.
  • If your joggers get wrinkled when you go to wear them, a quick hit of steam from your shower should fix that.

How to Fold Joggers FAQ

To fold a jogger bottom first fold the bottom cuff up by 6cm/2in. Next take the new bottom, and once again fold it up by 3cm/1in. Make sure the edges line up and press out the wrinkles.

The best way to fold joggers for drawers is by using the flat fold. The flat fold is simple to execute, and leaves your joggers neat and tidy. Using the flat fold is the best way to keep your joggers from wrinkling while in storage. 

You can organize joggers by folding them neatly in a drawer, or hanging them evenly in the closet. You may also organize your joggers by color if you want to be super organized. 

Written and reviewed by:
Tall Paul
Tall Paul
Paul Marlow is a 6'7 (203cm) / 235lb (106 kg) mental health speaker, fashion expert and ex-athlete. He is a global leader in helping tall men find clothing that fits them and showing them how to style it properly. Paul also spends his time modelling in the fashion and film industries. Paul is also the founder of Never Alone, a global leader in providing mental health and therapy inspiration. He started the Mental Growth Newsletter to help others that were dealing with mental health struggles, like he has.

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