How to fold napkins

Arrow napkin folding instructions

The Arrow Napkin Fold

This method of folding napkins is very simple and can be done with almost any napkin without a need for starch. It adds a flowing, elegant look to your table.


Napkin Fold #1
1. Lay the napkin face down in front of you.
Napkin Fold #2
2. Fold the napkin in half and orient the open end towards you.
Napkin Fold #3
3. Fold the far-right corner over to the center of the side that is closest to you. The edge of this fold should run down the center of the napkin.
Napkin Fold #4
4. Repeat the last step with the other side, folding the far-left corner in to rest along side the previous fold.
Napkin Fold #5
5. Fold the right-flap out diagonally so that it's outer edge runs even with the far edge of the napkin.
Napkin Fold #6
6. Repeat the previous step on the other side, folding the left-flap out diagonally to meet the far edge of the napkin.
Napkin Fold #7
7. Slide the left and the right sides together, allowing the napkin to bend at the farthest point. This will cause the flat, center part to bow. Pretty easy, huh?