Folding cloth napkins

pyramid napkin design

The Pyramid Napkin Fold

This classy napkin folding technique is simple, fast, and can be made easily with most napkins. If the napkin being used is thin and flops easily then iron it with light starch prior to folding and it will turn out perfectly!


Napkin Fold #1
1. Lay the napkin face down in front of you.
Napkin Fold #2
2. Fold the napkin in half diagonally.
Napkin Fold #3
3. Rotate the napkin so the open end faces away from you.
Napkin Fold #4
4. Fold the right end up to meet the far corner, ensuring the edge of this new fold lays on the centerline as shown.
Napkin Fold #5
5. Repeat the last step with the left side, folding the left tip up to the far corner, creating a diamond shape with a seam running down the center.
Napkin Fold #6
6. Turn the napkin over, keeping the open end facing away from you.
Napkin Fold #7
7. Fold the napkin in half by bringing the farthest point of the diamond up and back to the nearest point.
Napkin Fold #8
8. Turn the napkin over again, this time keeping the open end facing towards you.
Folded Napkin
9. Fold the napkin along the center seam and you have a neat, sturdy pyramid. If your napkin won't stand neatly then you may need a little starch.