How to do the Bistro Napkin Fold

In this series of articles, we will outline popular napkin folds. Follow the step by step instructions and you can easily learn how to fold cloth napkins for any number of occasions!

Bistro Fold – The size of the fold can vary according to preference. This can be pre-folded by servers to save time.



1. Lay the napkin face up.









2. Fold bottom to top.








3. Bring top halfway down so both stripes are visible.








4. Flip entire napkin over.








5. Fold end over end from left to right.








6. Finished! Ready for silverware.








7. The size of the fold can vary. Silverware in the Bistro Fold gives a nice clean look.

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