Napkin Folding

Here, You'll Learn the Restaurant Styles for Folding Napkins

Square and triangle folded napkins are a thing of the past. Placing napkins that are folded in quirky shapes and designs on the dinner table, makes the event a tad bit more exciting. This article helps you with a few easy napkin folding designs.
HomeQuicks Staff
Last Updated: May 5, 2018
While setting the table, napkins, although underrated, are one of the most essential elements. In fact you just can't forget to place these. Today, the idea of using napkins at the table remains the same, but it is being done in style. You might have seen the way these adorn the plates and glasses with different fold patterns.
Napkin folding is like origami. Just like there are various techniques to make craft pieces from paper, here, the fabric is folded in various ways and placed in lovely patterns.
Candle Fold
Step I
Step I
You can place this on the table on a side of each plate or even in a narrow glass. Start by placing the napkin, upside down on a table. Fold it into half, diagonally to form a triangle.
Step II
Step II
Now, place it so that the open ends face away from you and the long side is towards you. Fold the long side up. A 1-inch fold is enough, press on the fold well.
Step III
Step III
Now, starting from the left side corner, start rolling the napkin towards the right side end. Make sure you roll it tightly, so as to help it stand firmly on the table.
Step IV
Step IV
Tuck the end in the base, A cloth candle is ready to grace the table decorations.
Fan Fold
Step I
Step I
This is a common folding style and looks very elegant. You can opt for any color and design for this style. Start by placing it plain on a table. Now, fold it into half, by moving the right side on the left to form a rectangle.
Step II
Step II
Start folding it from the bottom, you need to fold 2/3rd of the napkin in pleats. So put accordion pleats, 2/3rd way up.
Step III
Step III
Now, hold it horizontally, the pleats are in your left hand and other end in right hand.
Step IV
Step IV
Now, fold the upper right corner diagonally down towards the folded base of pleats.
Step V
Step V
Tuck it under the edge. Place this napkin, so that the center fold is on the plate.
Release the pleats, a napkin fan is ready.
Goblet Fan Fold
Step I
Step I
You can place the napkin folded in this way in the wine glasses. Place the napkin, upside down, flat on the table. Now fold it into half, lift the top ends to meet the bottom ends, so the open end is towards you. Fold the napkin into quarters, you can move the right border to overlap the left border. Now, just fold it into half and press the fold to form a crease. Undo this step, we just wanted a crease.
Step II
Step II
Start folding the napkin from the right to left in accordion pleats. Remember, that the crease we made, must land on a fold to ensure that both the end folds are even. Now, you have finished folding, just press over with your hand to form neat creases.
Step III
Step III
Now fold up the bottom end, to form a 1 inch fold, you can release the upper ends.
Step IV
Step IV
Put the folded end into the glass and spread the fan. Well, that looks really awesome.
Folding napkins in creative ways is a great way to add a style element to the table settings. With a huge variety of colors to choose from, you can easily find one to suit the occasion and other table elements. Make sure you select the colors, according to the theme, occasion, and matching the plates or tablecloth. It's fun to try out various techniques. Well, you can find out some new ones as well! These instantly enhance the look of the table.