Napkin Folding Tutorial: Triple Pocket Fold

While we continue visiting all the wonderful tablescapes posted for Tablescape Thursday, I have another fun little napkin fold to share with you today. This fold creates three pretty little pockets where you’ll be able to tuck in flatware or place cards or flowers or even a little favor for your guests, if you like.

Today, we are making the, Triple Pocket Fold. I didn’t take time to press this napkin once I finished folding it, but I do think it would look better if the little pockets were pressed down some with a warm iron.

I used a 16″ square napkin for this fold, but this particular fold looks more elegant with a larger napkin…like a 20 inch.

Your finished napkin should look something like this:


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  1. That's a great tutorial ~ very easy to follow. I like that you can tuck in a flower or card. Thanks!

  2. Cristin @ Simplified Bee™ says

    Thanks for the tutorial! I will have to try it.


  3. Purnima@a creative project says

    wow.. Thats superb!! I love it!!! Fantastic tutorial!! Its g8t to find all the decor related posts on your blog under one tab.

  4. Thank you for the tutorial! Very clearly shown! I will try this later when i get home, thanks!!


  5. This is a great tutorial! I can't wait to see more of the napkin folding!!!

  6. Susan I really love this look, very elegant!!

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  7. Great tutorial! I saved this post to refer to when I need it. Thanks!

  8. Dana Rene' says

    Very nice! Easy to follow directions, too! I really like the folds where you can put the silverware or what ever in a pocket. Looking forward to more from you! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Farah Muzaffar says

    Susan thats great tutorial… really its so clear and easy to do, I ll have go for that… thanks for sharing

  10. I really like this one Susan. I used your first one for a dinner, will now have to try this one.
    I love your site, I do not have a blog myself, but follow yours.

  11. Hi Susan,
    this looks really elegant. I have to remember when I do another tablescape.
    Greetings, Johanna

  12. Happier Than a Pig in Mud says

    What a great tutorial, you've made it very clear and easy to follow-thanks!

  13. Great. thanks for the tip and tutorial.

  14. Pearl Maple says

    nice susan, like the detailed tutorials

  15. Thank you for the step by step tutorial! I think I better print this out! There are a lot of things to remember to make this elegent folded napkin.

    You are so sweet to share. I love the arrows, because I need details!

    Thank you again!
    From Virginia

  16. sweetjeanette says

    Thanks for this! Your pics and instructions are very nicely detailed! Love it!

  17. Thanks for the tutorial! I will try this very soon.

    Have a great weekend! La

  18. Carol at Serendipity says

    Great tutorial. Step by step is what I need. I will bookmark your page and look forward to more. Thanks.


  19. Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) says

    Wow Susan, you certainly make this seem easy with your instructions and photos. I'll try this one even if I do have to find the iron!:) Linda

  20. Atelier de Charo says

    Thanks for this great tutorial!!!

  21. LambAround says

    Thank you for the tutorial! What a beautiful way to set out napkins 🙂

  22. That napkin was so cool…ironed or not! 😀 You made me laugh…I wanted it ironed, too. Think I'll try it for lunch and "surprise" my hubby. franki

  23. erin rogers pickering says

    Excellent tutorial – thanks so much! can't wait to try it out.

  24. This is awesome! You are so helpfu. I am learning so much from your blog!!

  25. vernic duford says

    Thanks for the tutoral.This would be nice for special occasion tablescape.

  26. Thanks for tutoral will use it a lot. Can't wait for next one

  27. My Cozy Casita says

    Thank Susan! for the tutorial.
    You giving us the opportunity to show all the linens that we collect,that way thay get out of the linen drawer.

  28. Thanks for the tutorial. I love napkin folding. It just makes every meal seem more special. Keep the great ideas coming.

  29. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says

    Great tutorial! I love a sprig of rosemary tucked in a napkin. We did this for my daughter's wedding. Just a nice little extra touch and smells yummy too.

  30. SavannahGranny says

    Great tutorial. I like the rosemary. It smells so good. Thanks for sharing

  31. I love your napkin folding tutorial! The photos and notes make it seem easy. THANK YOU!

  32. Seedplanter Designs says

    I've never been much of a napkin-folder, but your tutorials have inspired me to dress up my table a bit more this holiday season. Love your photos and step-by-step instructions. Thank you!

  33. Pattie @ Olla-Podrida says

    I just finished folding 10 of these for my Thanksgiving table. Thanks for this great tutorial, they look beautiful!

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