The Classic Pentagonal Napkin Fold

The classic napkin fold is one with five corners, with the tip facing the guest, at 6 o'clock.

It's dead simple! Fold a square napkin in half. Fold it in half again, making sure the pattern or embroidery is facing outward and upward. Tuck the top corner behind; tuck the side corner behind, and tuck the other side corner behind. Now you can place the folded napkin on the table. That's it!

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Stephanie Nass