We all know that the kitchen is the heart of the home, a place where delicious aromas and a variety of dishes bloom. And those different dishes are prepared and served to your family members or guests with cherishing taste at the dining table. Along with those dishes, plates, and cutlery at the dining table, the dinner napkins are also placed alongside which adds an inviting and pleasant appealing look for the tabletop. Folding the dinner napkins is an art that you can style in versatile ways to add elegance to your dining arrangement.
How do fold cloth Napkins in a versatile style?
The perfect choice to choose a cloth napkin is off with standard size. Usually, a square cloth napkin is taken for attractive versatile napkin folding style.
- Diamond Pouch Folded Cloth Napkin
Step 1 - Take a standard-sized cloth napkin. Fold it in half from top to bottom, then fold it half from left to right.
Step 2 - Now rotate the flap away from you and then fold the top layer of the flap (triangle layer folding) from top to down.
Step 3 - Similarly, fold the second layer of the dinner napkin down.
Step 4 - Now flip the napkin over and fold in the two sides and press it well or iron it to get a stiff look and flip over the napkin again facing you.
Step 5 - Now you can place a thank you card or menu card into the pouch opening (pocket shaped). Now place a Diamond pouch-shaped cloth napkin on your table settings.
- A Simple Diamond Fold Napkin
Step 1 - The cloth napkins are placed on a flat surface.
Step 2 - With the loose edges facing right fold the napkin into half facing you and fold it half again. You can iron between each fold to get a stiff look.
Step 3 - Fold the top corner at the lower right of the square diagonally up to the upper left corner of the cloth napkin.
step 4 - Repeat the same procedure for each corner.
Step 5 - Make sure that each fall just short of the corner before it.
- Elegant Fold with Napkin Rings
Step 1- Simply lay a square napkin patterned side up on a flat surface.
Step 2- Now pinch the center of the napkin and lift.
Step 3- Through the napkin ring insert the pinched end, then fan out the loose edges to your heart’s content.
- Envelope Folded Cloth Napkins
The envelope napkin fold is a simple and elegant addition that allows you to personalize your dining settings by including a greeting card, menu, or place card within the folded napkin. Envelope fold is perfect for gatherings. The envelope fold cloth napkins make it easy to carry and place the cutlery in it.
- Following are the steps to fold dinner napkins into an envelope fold:
Step 1 - Take a square napkin and place it on a flat surface.
Step 2 - Fold the cloth napkin diagonally so that either end meets to form a triangle.
Step 3 - Take the longest edge and fold each bottom point to the midpoint of the edge, with its ends overlapping slightly.
Step 4 - Now fold the edge of the napkin towards the center of the triangle about an inch and iron it.
Step 5 - The bottom edge is folded upwards to meet the folded corner of the cloth napkin.
Step 6 - Now insert your utensils and fold the remaining pointed edge of the napkin towards you to protect the envelope.
- Star-Shaped Cloth Napkin
Follow the below procedure to style your tablescape with a modern/classic look:
Step 1 - Take a square-shaped cloth napkin and fold it into half to get a cross mark fold line and lay it flat.
Step 2 - Then place the unfolded cloth napkin with the printed side facing down.
Step 3 - Now fold the cloth napkins upper and lower quarter to middle line.
Step 4 - Then turn the napkin and fold it into four concertina folds of the same size and press the concertina folds together by positioning the napkin so that four edges of the cloth napkin fold face upwards.
Step 5 - With corners Now fold each side in and down which creates a pointed shape.
Step 6 - In the middle hold the star and lift them outwards. Now the eight-pointed star napkin is ready to adorn your table settings.
- Turkish Napkin Folding – A Bird
- Following are the steps to make a napkin base:
Step 1 - Take an unfolded cloth napkin and fold the top right and left corners to meet in the middle.
Step 2 - Now two folds are additionally made on each side which meets in middle.
Step 3 - Repeat the above step 2. Then to form a body fold the napkin in half.
Step 4 - To create the beak of a bird, fold the tip of the layer that is folded down.
- Steps to form feathers of bird:
Step 1 - Take another cloth napkin and unfold it once to form a long rectangle.
Step 2 - Fold the napkin from the shorter edge in accordion style, leaving about 2 to 3 inches of the napkin unfolded.
Step 3 - Turn over the napkin in which the accordion portion faces down and then fold it in half.
Step 4 - Fold the unfolded portion of the cloth napkin into the center of the accordion and place the accordion portion behind the neck of the turkey on top of the body.
Step 5 - Adorn your Thanksgiving tablescape with Turkish cloth napkins.
7. Cute Bunny Napkin
Step 1- Take a cloth napkin with its center and then fold the napkin up.
Step 2- Find a center again and fold your napkin again and press to create a crease now find a center along your top fold and take your right corner and fold it down meeting the inner center and repeat the procedure for the left corner
Step 3- Press it down well. Now it appears like a house.
Step 4- Now you need to take the outside bottom corner and fold it up so that it meets at the center starting with the right side and then finishing off on the left
Step 5- Fold the left and right sides to meet the inner center -which now looks like a cone's bottom part.
Step 6- Now turn the napkin over and flip the top to the bottom so that the pointing part faces down.
Step 7- Now flip it again, then fold the right and left corners and tuck the right corner under the left fold to create a hold.
Step 8- Turn your napkin over to open up the ears a little bit.
Step 9- You may want to open up the bottom base so it can stand up easily. Now your cute bunny dinner napkin is ready to impress your guests/decor your dining settings.
These are some of the napkins folding techniques that enlighten your dining settings. The other ideas of dinner napkin folding are as follows:
- Hat Napkin
- Gift model napkin
- Bunny shaped napkin
- Christmas tree cloth napkin
- Bouquet napkin
- Bow napkin
- Good Fortune napkin
- Leaf napkin
- Floral napkin
- Rose folded dinner napkin
- Crown napkin