Cloth Napkin Folding

Create Stunning Art Pieces Using a Piece of Cloth

Cloth napkin folding is a great way to add some elegance to any dining table setting.

What are cloth napkins?

A napkin or serviette is a piece of cloth used to wipe off crumbs from your hands and mouth. The cloth used for napkins is usually in the shape of a square. Through the method of napkin folding, the square cloth is twisted and folded to shape it into a figure.

What is the purpose of folding napkins?

Napkins are not just for practical purposes, they are great to be folded into various shapes to make the table setting more presentable. It levels up any dining table to something stunning.  Napkin folding can also be used as a fun and creative way for kids and adults to learn a new skill.

What are the best cloth napkins to use?

There are many types of cloth napkins that you can use for your table setting. Depending on the size, color, design, or material you will be choosing, it will affect how it would look aesthetically on your dining table.

Cloth napkins are great as it is versatile enough to twist and fold into almost any form. They come in various materials designs that will suit any theme of a dining table.

What are the types of cloth napkins?

The three most common materials are:


The most popular napkin to use is linen cloth. Known for its durability, linen is easy to wash and will not wear easily. They are tough on most food stains and are great for napkin folding as it is sturdy and thick enough to stand on the plate. We highly recommend this for beginners.


The use of cotton napkins is nice as they are very absorbent. Take note that they are not as stiff and durable as linen which is why they need to be woven.


Pretty much anywhere you can find these types of napkins! It comes in a wide variety of textures and designs as the colors and designs do not fade easily on this type of material. Best to use for special events such as Christmas or Easter, they come in a variety of designs os a specific them.

How do you fold cloth napkins?

We have put together various folding tutorials on how to fold a cloth napkin. Each of our napkin tutorials has detailed pictures so that you can follow each step properly. Be it for weddings, birthdays, or a simple get-together with friends and family, we have a napkin fold fit for your event. Now grab your cloth napkin and let’s start folding!

If you don’t know where to start, here are some ideas:

For beginners…

For those who want a challenge…

Table Napkin Aftercare: How wash table napkins properly?

Washing Machine: Wash the cloth napkins on a low/gentle setting. That way the cloth will not wear easily and the color will not fade.

We hope you learned something new about napkin folding.
Happy Fun Folding!
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