Southern Charm Tip #297: Know How to Fold a Dinner Napkin on the Fly

March 2, 2013 | By Caroline McKenzie | Comments (2)
Southern Charm Tip #297: Know How to Fold a Dinner Napkin on the Fly

Photo by Robbie Caponetto

If you’re looking for a creative party idea, try a quick and easy napkin fold to give your table the perfect finishing touch.

The bow tie-inspired napkin fold above is stylish enough for a formal dinner, but so easy you could use it every night of the week. Follow the four easy steps below, or watch one of our editors demonstrate it in a video.

1. Lay napkin flat. Fold opposite sides inward to meet in the center.

2. Fold at the center to make a narrower rectangle.

3. Fold short ends back to meet in the center.

4. Cinch in the middle with a ribbon. Secure in back with ¾-inch double-sided fabric tape.

Photos by Alan Collins

Photos by Alan Collins

Get all of our other napkin folding step-by-step guides and videos here!


  1. Jean

    Love this issue of SL so many wonderful tips!

    March 2, 2013 at 9:53 am
  2. piercemichelson

    If you think Marie`s story is really great…, five weaks-ago my friend’s cousin also made $8535 sitting there a 10 hour week from there house and their neighbor’s sister-in-law`s neighbour was doing this for five months and errned more than $8535 in their spare time at there mac. apply the steps from this address………..

    March 2, 2013 at 9:07 pm