Easy Napkin Folding: The Pocket

Here is a quick tutorial on how to make a pocket from a square napkin.  The larger the napkin, the larger the pocket you can make!

Since I did this rather quickly, I didn’t bother to iron the napkin for this example…

Step 1: Lay the napkin flat.

This is how to begin.

Step 2: Make the first fold, folding the top of the napkin down about 3/4 of the way to the bottom.

Making the first fold downward...

Step 3: Fold the bottom end up toward the top, over the portion that was just folded downward.  This makes the second fold.

Making the second fold upward...

Step 4: Flip the napkin over.

Flip to the other side.

Step 5: Fold each side toward the middle.

Fold each end inward to make a pocket. This is how it will look on the back side when finished.

Step 6: Flip the napkin over to reveal the pocket.

When the napkin is flipped over again, you have a pocket!

Then fill the pocket with flatware, a place card, and other table accessories!