Flag-Folding 101

Americana, Featured Article, History
on June 2, 2014
American flag

1: Straighten out the flag to full length.

2: Fold the lower striped section of the flag over the blue field.

3:Foldededgeisthen folded over to meet the open edge.

4: A triangular fold is then

5: Outer point is then turned inward, parallel with the open edge to form a second triangle.

6: Triangular folding is continued until the entire length of the flag is folded in the triangular shape with only the blue field visible.

7: Tuck the loose edge of the flag into the pocket formed by the folds so that only the blue field and white stars are visible.