How to fold a Triple Pocket Napkin Fold?
Among the myriad ways people artfully fold napkins into swans and roses, the Triple Pocket Napkin Fold stands out for its beauty and functionality. By mastering this technique, you create small pockets designed to cradle your knife, fork, and spoon in an aesthetically pleasing manner. This fold is particularly striking when executed with hemstitch napkins or other seamless quality fabrics.
The Perfect Napkin
It is better to rely on these cotton napkins, which are ideal for this folding type. They lack a distinct right or wrong side and boast minimal seams around the edges – just a neat overcast seam. The napkins featured here measure 18" x 19", a dimension that pleasantly surprised me upon measurement. If you want a more luxurious feel, consider using linen napkins.Their refined texture adds an extra layer of sophistication to your table setting.
The Seven Simple Folds
Yes, you read it right – all it takes is seven folds to transform your dinner napkin folds into a utensil-holding marvel. Don't fret, though; these folds are easy are pretty straightforward to fold away.
Napkin Folding Steps
- Fold your dinner napkin in half lengthwise from left to right.
- Fold the napkin in half again from the bottom to the top.
- Fold the top right corner down to the bottom left corner.
- Take the top right corner of the cloth napkin folds next layer and fold it down, tucking it behind the last fold, leaving about 1" showing.
- Repeat the previous step, ensuring about 1" of the cloth napkins is still visible.
- Flip the napkin over and fold in the left side about 2".
- Fold the right side in to meet the left edge.
Completing the Look
With these seven folds accomplished, turn the napkin back to its front side. Behold – your Triple Pocket Napkin Fold is complete! It's a seemingly basic technique, yet it imparts a refined touch to your dining table with minimal yet elegant table napkin folds, elevating the entire setting.