Tuxedo Napkin Fold

By: Classic Party Rentals

Also known as a Double Pocket Fold, the Tuxedo fold is a quick and simple way to add an elegant touch to your dinner table. This fold compliments any tablescape while being a practical way of holding flatware.  It is also a fun way to display a place card or menu.

Follow these steps: 

  • Fold napkin flat horizontally
    Lay napkin out on a flat surface and fold in half horizontally, making sure the corners are aligned.
  • Fold in half again, to create a square
    Fold left side to meet right. Press with hands to smooth out creases.
  • Fold first layer diagonally
    Take the first layer of napkin and fold it into the corner, smooth out to reinfoce fold.
  • Fold second layer diagonally
    Fold down the next layer of napkin, tucking behind the first fold. Leave about a 1" - 1.5" of fabric visible above first fold.
  • Flip and fold
    Flip napkin over and smooth out. Fold the left side so the edge rests at the new center.
    Pick up the right corner and tuck into the short folds on the left hand side.
  • Flip the napkin, and place utensils
    Smooth the napkin, then flip over and arrange the fork, knife and spoon in the pouch.