How To: Pocket-Fold a Napkin
Folding cloth napkins to create a pocket for silverware is a simple way to dress up your dinner table. This napkin folding technique is a snap to master, as you’ll see in this video. Teach it to your kids and they might even get excited about setting the table.
What You Need
- cloth napkin, fork, knife, spoon
Follow These Steps
- Fold napkin in half vertically
Lay napkin out on a flat surface and fold in half vertically, making sure that the corners are aligned.
- Fold the bottom half of the napkin up
Grasp the bottom of the napkin and fold it up so the bottom edge rests a little more than halfway up the napkin. Fold the new bottom up so it reaches the same line.
- Flip and fold to the middle
Flip the napkin over and smooth it out. Fold the left side in so the edge rests at the napkin’s new center.
- Tuck corner between the folds
Pick up the right corner and tuck it under the short folds on the left-hand side. Align the corners so the bottom and right sides of the napkin are straight.
- Flip the napkin and place utensils
Smooth the napkin, then flip it over and arrange the fork, knife, and spoon in the pouch.