Below we explain the steps to follow to present the cotton napkin as an elegant cutlery holder. It is a sober, functional and modern idea that is appropriate for a large variety of meals since it constitutes a different detail that will impress all kinds of diners.
For the result to be perfect we recommend you use a plain cotton napkin, of basic colours, or with a uniform pattern, whether a more formal or casual collection.
In the following video, you can see a demonstration of how to fold the cotton napkin and make it into a cutlery holder portacubiertos. Pick up a cotton napkin and practice!
Below we explain, step by step, all you have to do to fold the cotton napkin and turn it into an elegant cutlery holder:
1- Place the cotton napkin in front of you, with the pattern facing upwards.
2- Fold the napkin in half, joining the lower corners with the upper ones.
3- Fold the napkin in half again: fold the corners of the left end towards the corners of the right bend. The cotton napkin should be a square shape.
4- The open sides must be at the upper end and right.
5- From the first layer of the napkin (the outside one), take the upper right corner and, with a diagonal fold, fold it towards the inside (towards the lower left corner).
6- Now we continue with the second layer of the cotton napkin. Again, take the upper right corner and, with another diagonal fold, fold it, bit towards you, introducing the corner into the pocket created with the previous step. This second fold must be over the first one, so that they are both visible.
7- We continue with the third layer of the cotton napkin. This time we fold the upper right corner again inwards (towards the table). You should see the three folds made in parallel.
8- Fold the sides so that the square becomes a rectangle.
9- With the diagonal folds, we have created three pockets in the cotton napkin where you can place the different items of cutlery. A simple and elegant way of presenting the table!
Learning to fold cotton napkins is not only a question of practice but there are also some tips that you can take into account, especially if it is the first time you are going to fold napkins in a more artistic way than the usual fold:
Creativity and imagination know no boundaries: there is an infinite number of ways of folding cotton napkins and today we can learn easily thanks to the videos and explanations that many people share on the social media. We can even give free rein to our instincts and fold cotton napkins to our taste.
Nevertheless, and if what we are planning a rather more formal meal, we should take the following guidelines into account:
Also remember that in another post we explain how to choose the size of the cotton napkins.