{DIY} Triple Pocket Fold Napkins


As you’re setting the dinner table for the approaching holidays, impress your friends and family with this unique style of napkin folding! This napkin fold looks complicated, but it’s actually simple to do once you get the hang of it. Grab a napkin, follow the step-by-step picture instructions below, and you’ll have pretty napkins to place on your table! The three “pockets” in this fold can be used to put in flatware like I did, or place cards. I got this idea from Between Naps on the Porch last Thanksgiving, and she even put a beautiful flower in the pocket of the napkin. What a great idea!

Also, I used a small cloth napkin, but a larger size would work fine as well.

Enjoy, and have a happy Thanksgiving!


First, lay your napkin face down on a table or ironing board. I suggest ironing it to get any wrinkles out.


Next, fold it in half with the open ends on the right and the crease on the left.


Again, I suggest ironing between each step to press down the creases and give the napkin a clean look.


Fold the napkin in half again, making it a quarter of the napkin.


Fold/roll down the top layer of the napkin until it’s a little over half way down.


With the next layer of napkin, bend it and tuck it under the first layer as shown.


Remember to keep pressing the napkin between each fold!


Repeat the “folding” step with the next layer of napkin. This time, roll the layer in the opposite direction, going away from you. Press down.

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Lastly, fold the entire napkin in half. The website where I got this idea from said to fold the right side under and the left side under, but my napkin was small so it was easier to just fold the entire napkin in half. (If that makes any sense!)


And there you have it, a beautiful and unique napkin! The pictures explain the directions the best, so it may help to refer to them often if you are giving this a try. Let me know if you try this out at your dinner table!

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