How To Fold A Table Napkin in 3 Ways

Table napkins not only serve a functional purpose but also add an element of elegance to any dining experience. Folded napkins are a beautiful touch to any tablescape, be it a wedding reception, a dinner party, or even a casual meal with family and friends. In this blog, we will be discussing three different ways to fold a table napkin, each with its own unique style and flair. Whether you're a seasoned host or just starting out, these napkin folds will add a touch of sophistication and class to any occasion. 

1. Three Pocket Fold 

The three-pocket fold is a classic and elegant way to present a table napkin. Our Paccha napkin would be the ideal fit for such a fold as it looks sophisticated and is durable enough to hold cutlery. Here's how to achieve this fold in a few simple steps: 

  • Start by folding the napkin in a square and by laying the napkin flat in front of you. 
  • Take the top layer of the napkin and fold it down all the way to the edge & then, tuck all the other remaining corners of the napkin within each other. Remember to leave an equal space between each fold. 
  • Flip the napkin over and fold the left side inwards, about one-third of the way. 
  • Then, fold the right side inwards to meet the left fold, creating two pockets on the right-hand side of the napkin. 
  • Flip the napkin back over and tuck your cutlery into the pockets on the right-hand side of the napkin. Voila! 

2. The Loose Tie Fold 

The loose tie fold is a relaxed and effortless way to present a napkin. Here's how to achieve this fold in a few simple steps. Since light & floaty napkins work the best for such a napkin fold, our super-breezy Barkheda napkin would be just the ideal fit. 

  • Start by laying the napkin flat in front of you diagonally, with the edge of the napkin pointed north. 
  • Then, pinch and hold the napkin from both the left and right side, from almost a one-finger distance from each edge. 
  • Now, try to scrunch the napkin from those points toward the center as flawlessly as possible. Do not try to hold the napkin with strength, keep it loose for an effortless look. 
  • Using a napkin ring or a rope, secure the center to hold the napkin scrunched in one place. 
  • Lastly, even out the fans of the napkin after inserting the ring, and if you’d like, you can add some wildflowers to the ring or a name tag. 

3. The Bow Fold 

The bow fold is an adorable and striking way to present a napkin. Here's how to achieve this fold in a few simple steps using our Tarangam napkin

  • Start by laying the napkin flat in front of you, with the folded edge facing towards you. 
  • Fold the napkin in half diagonally, creating two triangles on opposite edges. 
  • Then, keep folding both triangles until they meet each other in the center. 
  • You will see two ends of the napkin now, fold them both inwards to create the shape of a bow. Both ends must overlap each other to create an intersection between them. 
  • You can tie that intersection using a thread or napkin ring, whatever you might see fit. And once tied properly, flip the napkin over to achieve an adorable bow. 


Folding a napkin may seem like a small detail, but it can make a big difference in the overall look and feel of your table setting. These three napkin folds are easy to achieve and can be adapted to suit any occasion, from formal to casual. Experiment with different colors and textures to create a personalized and unique touch to your table decor. You can explore an extensive range of napkins on our online website featuring unique prints, and textures in an array of colors. With these simple tips, you'll be able to impress your guests and create a memorable dining experience.