Creative napkin folds add the finishing touch to any table-top setting. Our step-by-step directions will have you and your waitstaff busy folding in no time at all! Try a new fold each month; your customers will love it.

DuraLast™ & SoftWeave™ fabrics offer the ideal hold for any fold.

Click on any of the napkin images to view a larger version of that image and click on the diagram to see how to view a larger image of how to accoplish each fold. View Creative Napkin Folds (PDF).

Pyramid

  1. Fold napkin in half diagonally
  2. Fold corners to meet top point
  3. Turn napkin over and fold in half
  4. Pick up at center and stand on base of triangle

Goblet Fan

  1. Fold napkin in half.
  2. Pleat from bottom to top.
  3. Turn napkin back 1/3 of way on right (folded) and place into goblet.
  4. Spread out pleats at top

Bird of Paradise

  1. Fold napkin in half and in half again
  2. Then fold in half diagonally with points on the top and facing up
  3. Fold left and right sides down along center line, turning their extended points under
  4. Fold in half on long dimension with edges facing out
  5. Pull up points and arrange on a fabric surface

Cardinal's Hat

  1. Fold napkin in half diagonally
  2. Fold corners to meet at top point
  3. Turn napkin over with points to the top; fold lower corner 2/3 way up
  4. Fold back onto itself
  5. Bring corners together, tucking one into the other
  6. Open base of fold and stand upright

Lady Windermer's Fan

  1. Fold napkin in half
  2. Starting at bottom, accordion-pleat 2/3 way up
  3. Fold in half with pleating on the outside
  4. Fold upper-right corner diagonally down to folded base of pleats and turn under edge
  5. Place on table and release pleats to form fan

Rose

  1. Fold all 4 corners of open napkin to center
  2. Fold new corners to center
  3. Turn napkin over and fold all 4 corners to center
  4. Holding center firmly, reach under each corner and pull up flaps to form petals
  5. Reach between petals and pull flaps from underneath

Rosebud

  1. Fold napkin in half diagonally
  2. Fold corners to meet at top point
  3. Turn napkin over and fold bottom 2/3 way up
  4. Tuck corners inside cuff at base of fold and stand
  5. Turn one layer of point down and set on base

Candle

  1. Fold napkin in half diagonally
  2. Fold corners to meet at point
  3. Fold bottom point 2/3 way to top and fold back onto itself
  4. Turn napkin over bringing corners together, tucking one into the other
  5. Peel top two corners to make crown; open base of fold and stand upright

Bishop's Mitre

  1. Fold napkin in half diagonally
  2. Fold corners to meet at top point
  3. Turn napkin over with points to the top
  4. Fold lower corner 2/3 way up
  5. Fold back onto itself
  6. Bring corners together, tucking one into the other
  7. Open base of fold and stand upright

Atrium Lily

  1. Fold napkin, bringing bottom to top
  2. Fold corners to
  3. Fold bottom point up to 1" below to
  4. Fold point back onto itself
  5. Fold down each point at top and tuck under edge of folded-up bottom; fold one layer of top point and tuck under base fold
  6. Turn napkin over and tuck left and right sides into each other
  7. Open base and stand

Clown's Hat

  1. Fold napkin in half, bringing bottom to top
  2. Holding center of bottom with finger, take lower right corner and loosely roll around center
  3. Matching corner, until cone is formed
  4. Turn napkin upside down, then turn them all around; turn and stand on base