Serviette/Napkin Folding, Diamond Pouch Make in Advance

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“Between the teachings of my Grandmother, an Aunt, my Mother and several restaurants I learned a lot about serviette/ napkin folding. Works well with cloth napkins, or larger paper ones. I have included step-by-step photographs to illustrate/suppliment the written directions. Now that I have already posted all the napkin folds I know, I decided to look on the net for some new ones to learn. This one was called the Diamond Pouch and is a not so distant cousin of Serviette/Napkin Folding, Easy Make-In-Advance and Serviette/Napkin Folding, Easy Pocket. For neater presentation use ironed napkins for this fold. This is another excellent make in advance serviette.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 paper, serviette (large)
  • 1 cloth, serviette (large)


  1. Lay your serviette square out flat before you. Fold it in half horizontally.
  2. Take the serviette and fold it in half again vertically so that it is now a small square a quarter the size of the origonal square.
  3. Only one corner of the square will have 4 open / loose edges, rotate your square so that it is a flat diamond shape with the open corners pointing upwards. We will call this the North corner, and the bottom corner opposite South.
  4. Take the first open flap at the North corner and fold it not quite to the South corner and iron it flat.
  5. Take the next open flap at North and bring it towards the South corner, bust stop slightly above the fold that you have just made with the first flap. Make sure that the points of both flaps line up nicely.
  6. Repeat with the third open flap and you will have a square shape with descending triangles on the front of it.
  7. Carefully turn the serviette over.
  8. Take the east and west points and fold them over each other so that there is a nice slope to the "v" shape on the other side. The bottom of the serviette will be the bottom point if the most southerly triangle and there will be a nice cuff into which you can place your knife, folk, spoon or flowers or a small gift.

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