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Angled Pocket Napkin Fold

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

napkin fold pocket

Photography: Alpha Smoot

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2017

Introduction

Also pictured: Pottery Barn Portland dinner plate, $58 for 4, potterybarn.com. CB2 Bryn flatware (similar to shown), $90 for a 20-piece set, cb2.com.

 

For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of Napkin Folding and Ideas.

materials

  • Square dinner napkin (Pictured: Sferra Festival napkin, in Hazelnut, $57 for 4, sferra.com)

  • Cutlery

  • Optional: place card or printed menu

steps

  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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