A beautifully set table is enhanced when you learn some simple napkin folding skills. See our easy tutorials on how to create 12 different napkin folds. You're sure to find one you love.
Haven't you gone to a party where the hostess has taken the time to make the table look really special? Didn't the napkins, folded to a pretty shape, add to the total feel of the setting? Some napkins are arranged so beautifully that you don't want to use them.
A special table says that you really value your guests when you make the extra effort to set the table beautifully.
Even if you've never folded a napkin in your life, these photo tutorials will make it all simple.
The napkin folds presented here are not complicated or difficult. Each one will take only a few minutes, and you'll be pleased with the results.
Start out with the easy ones and attempt something a bit more complicated when you've mastered one. Some are easy, and some more complicated, some use napkin rings, and all will look more presentable if you have the iron out when you're working.
Try all the folds to decide which one you prefer. You might feel that one style is more casual and another more formal. Choose your favorite for the occasion.
The Easiest Folds
- Scarf Napkin Fold
- Traditional Napkin Fold
- Rolling Napkin Fold
- Goblet Fan Napkin Fold
- Knotted Napkin Fold
Tailored Napkin Fold
Slightly More Complicated Folds
- Wings Napkin Fold
- Pocket Napkin Fold
- Stand Up Fan Napkin Fold
- Three Point "Hat" Napkin Fold
- Cuffed Roll Napkin Fold
- Tulip Napkin Fold
- Cat's Paw Fold
Triangle Pocket Napkin Fold
Have fun folding napkins!