The diamond envelope fold is a more elegant variation of the simple napkin pocket but requires a bit more effort to fold. If are looking to use your dinner napkin to frame your silverware in a more formal setting, this fold is the one you want. This fold works well with several of our cotton and linen dinner napkins. For best folding results, it may help to first iron the napkins thoroughly with starch to ensure a more rigid napkin.
Suggested napkins for this folding style:
White Hemstitched Linen Dinner Napkins
Ecru Hemstitched Linen Dinner Napkins
Iron the napkin flat.
Fold the napkin in half and orient the open end toward you.
Fold the napkin into quarters.
Orient the napkin so that the open end is facing away from you.
Fold the top-most layer almost all the way forward and press it down flat.
Fold the next top-most layer of napkin forward almost as far as the previous one and press it down as well. Make sure the edges are even with the previous fold.
Fold the next layer forward as you did the two before it.
Turn the napkin over and fold the right side back about 1/3 of the way.
Fold the left side back and over the right side (about 1/3 of the way), check for symmetry and press the fold down well.
Flip the napkin over.
Insert your favorite silverware into this lovely diamond envelope napkin!