The Perfect French Napkin Fold

french napkin fold

Photo by: GEMMA COMAS ©2010 Gemma Comas Photography

GEMMA COMAS, 2010 Gemma Comas Photography

Having beautifully folded napkins at your table is an easy way to make a big impression on your guests when hosting a party. They can make your table look really sophisticated and they don’t require spending a lot of time or money. The French napkin fold is one of the more classic ways to fold a napkin that is simple, as well as utilitarian — it creates the perfect pocket into which you can tuck your silverware. Check out this easy first step (pictured below), then click through our French Napkin photo gallery to find out how to finish off this traditional fold.

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