How To: Fold napkins the French way

Fold napkins the French way

How to Fold napkins the French way

Set a table that's tres chic by folding your napkins French style. Learn the art of napkin folding, perfect for entertaining guests!

You Will Need
* A cloth napkin
* An iron
* Starch

Step 1: Iron the napkin
Iron the napkin.
*Tip: For an especially crisp look, use starch.

Step 2: Fold in half
Fold the napkin in half diagonally and then shift it so that the long side is on the left.

Step 3: Pull corner down
Take the top corner and pull it down toward you, to the right of the bottom tip, until the two tips are about four inches apart.

Step 4: Fold again
Fold the top-most point over until you have three even sections.

Step 5: Drape
Drape the finished product over the dinner plate.

Fact
In ancient Rome, the main purpose of the napkin was to wipe one's brow during meals eaten in the hot sun.

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