How to Fold the American Flag


Use our step by step instructions below to fold your American flag. Or take your flag to a local Boy Scout troop of VFW post for folding.

You can also purchase a pre-folded American flag from us in two different sizes (large 5x9.5 standard US military burial (casket) size or small 3x5 presentation size). These flags are also made in the USA and lovingly, skillfully folded by our craftsmen in the mountains of NC.

Step 1
To properly fold the Flag, begin by holding it waist-high with another person so that its surface is parallel to the ground.

How to Fold the American Flag Step 1

Step 2
Fold the lower half of the stripe section lengthwise over the field of stars, holding the bottom and top edges securely.

How to Fold the American Flag Step 2

Step 3
Fold the flag again lengthwise with the blue field on the outside.

How to Fold the American Flag Step 3

Step 4
Make a triangular fold by bringing the striped corner of the folded edge to meet the open (top) edge of the flag.

How to Fold the American Flag Step 4

Step 5
Turn the outer (end) point inward, parallel to the open edge, to form a second triangle.

How to Fold the American Flag Step 5

Step 6
The triangular folding is continued until the entire length of the flag is folded in this manner.

How to Fold the American Flag Step 6

Step 7
When the flag is completely folded, only a triangular blue field of stars should be visible.

How to Fold the American Flag Step 7