Napkin Folding 101 - Napkin Pockets

by Jacalyn
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2 Minutes
Yesterday I posted my 4th of July tablescape called "3 Cheers for the Red, White, and Blue." What I did not include in that post was how to fold the napkins to make what I call silverware pockets. In yesterday's post, I used bandanas, but I have chosen another style of napkin here to make the "layers" easier to see. So, grab a square napkin of any size and let's get started.
Step 1 - Fold your napkin into fourths, so you have a smaller square. Place the napkin on a table or hard surface with the folds to your right and at the bottom.
Now take the top left corner of the first layer and fold it under itself so that it forms a triangle.
Next take the top left corner of the second layer and fold it under itself, but not quite as much as you folded the first layer. You want a bit of this layer to show underneath the first. See below.
Repeat with the third layer, again making sure a bit of this peeks out under the top two layers.
Leave the bottom layer u folded, and carefully turn the napkin over. You will be looking at a square. Fold approximately one third of the left side of the. Asking back onto the remaining two thirds
Take the right side and fold it up onto the rest.
Now, carefully turn your napkin over, and you should have a lovely silverware pocket.
Ta da!
Suggested materials:
  • Square napkins, any size, but suggest at least 12x12
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  • Tillie Kain Tillie Kain on May 23, 2016
    Napkins are so expensive...any bargain suggestions?

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  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Jul 30, 2016
    I could stand to learn more napkin folding methods! This is great for a casual meal!

    • Jacalyn Jacalyn on Jul 30, 2016
      Casual, fun, and it takes no time to do, but sends the message to guests that at least a little thought and effort went into preparing the table. Thanks for your comment!

  • Lailasultani Lailasultani on Oct 28, 2021

    Thank you for sharing n I like how you describe it step-by-step.