Angled Pocket Napkin Fold Technique

It's easy as 1-2-3! Start with a square dinner napkin and give it a three-way fold to form a handy pocket for silverware. 

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Follow our easy tutorial on how to fold a napkin with an angled pocket. It can hold cutlery, a place card, or printed menu—perfect for a holiday dinner. For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of Napkin Folding and Ideas.

What You'll Need


  1. Fold a square dinner napkin in half, then in quarters.

  2. Fold the open corner's top layer to meet the opposite corner.

  3. Turn over the napkin, fold it into thirds, and turn it back over.

  4. Tuck your polished cutlery into the pocket. Add a place card or printed menu, if desired.

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