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How to Fold Linen Napkins?

by Shivank Goel on Sep 05, 2023

How to Fold Linen Napkins?

How to Fold Linen Napkins: A Simple Guide by Blue Flower Co


Linen napkins can add a touch of elegance to any table setting, whether you're hosting a formal dinner party or enjoying a casual family meal. Folding linen napkins in creative and appealing ways can elevate your dining experience and impress your guests. In this guide, we'll walk you through the art of folding linen napkins, step by step. We'll keep it simple, ensuring you understand each fold and technique, all while maintaining the human touch that makes hosting special. Let's dive in and learn how to fold linen napkins like a pro.

1. The Basic Napkin Fold

Let's start with the most basic linen napkin fold, perfect for everyday use or informal gatherings.

Step 1: Lay your linen napkin flat in front of you, ensuring it's fully open.

Step 2: Fold the napkin in half diagonally to form a triangle.

Step 3: Fold the napkin in half again, creating a smaller triangle.

Step 4: Place the folded napkin on your plate or in a napkin ring with the open ends facing up.

This simple fold not only looks neat but also provides a pocket for your utensils.

2. The Classic Square Fold

The classic square fold is versatile and adds a timeless touch to your table setting.

Step 1: Lay your napkin flat in front of you.

Step 2: Fold it in half to create a rectangle.

Step 3: Fold it in half again to form a smaller square.

Step 4: Place the folded napkin on your plate, or in a napkin holder, with the folded edge facing you.

This fold is perfect for showcasing the quality and texture of your linen napkins.

3. The Pocket Fold

The pocket fold combines functionality with style, creating a pocket to hold cutlery or a small floral arrangement.

Step 1: Begin with your linen napkin laid out flat.

Step 2: Fold it in half diagonally to form a triangle.

Step 3: Fold the bottom edge of the triangle up to create a straight edge.

Step 4: Fold the left and right sides of the triangle towards the center.

Step 5: Turn the napkin over, and you'll have a pocket in the back.

Place your cutlery or a sprig of fresh herbs in the pocket for an elegant touch.

4. The Rose Fold

Impress your guests with a linen napkin folded into a beautiful rose shape.

Step 1: Begin with the napkin fully open in front of you.

Step 2: Fold the napkin in half diagonally to form a triangle.

Step 3: Roll the triangle from the long side towards the tip, creating a long, rolled strip.

Step 4: Coil the rolled strip tightly, shaping it into a rose.

Step 5: Tuck the loose end of the napkin into the folds to secure it.

The rose fold adds a touch of sophistication to any table.

5. The Fan Fold

Create a playful and unique look with the fan fold.

Step 1: Start with your linen napkin flat on the table.

Step 2: Accordion-fold the napkin back and forth, creating a series of small pleats.

Step 3: Pinch the napkin in the center to create a fan shape.

Step 4: Place the folded napkin on your plate or in a napkin holder.

The fan fold is a delightful choice for summer gatherings or themed events.


Elevate Your Dining Experience with Blue Flower Co Linen Napkins - Now that you've mastered these linen napkin folding techniques, you can transform your table settings into works of art. Whether you choose the basic fold for casual dinners or the intricate rose fold for special occasions, your guests will appreciate the extra effort you put into making the dining experience memorable.

When it comes to linen napkins that combine quality, elegance, and style, look no further than Blue Flower Co. Our exquisite linen napkins are designed to elevate your dining experience, and they pair perfectly with the folding techniques you've learned here. Blue Flower Co is your trusted partner in creating beautiful tablescapes that leave a lasting impression.

Remember, the art of folding linen napkins is not just about aesthetics; it's about creating a warm and inviting atmosphere for your guests. So, set your table with care, fold your linen napkins with love, and let Blue Flower Co be a part of your unforgettable dining moments. Your table will thank you, and so will your guests.

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