Bow Fold -- Serviette/Napkin Folding

READY IN: 2mins
Recipe by NcMysteryShopper

The bow fold is very easy and nice way to dress up a casual table. It is very pretty with plain or patterned cloth napkins. If using a napkin with patterns use a plain napkin ring for best results! Step by Step Photos are included. Happy Folding!

Top Review by twissis

I saw w/interest the recent posts for napking folding & decided to try a few in an effort to dress up my table for dinner parties. This is so easy to do & ideal for me as I do not starch or iron my napkins & want something soft that gives a sense of casual informality, but is still pretty. Altho not shown in the pic, my tablecloth is also the dark navy blue color. W/the white dishes, colors are in stark contrast & I depend on sml touches to soften the overall look. Your pic is lovely & should be the default, so feel free to make that happen. Thx for sharing this w/us.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cloth, serviette (large)
  • 1 cloth, napkin ring (any type napkin ring will work)


  1. Place napkin on table with on of the corners facing you.
  2. Fold top and bottom corners of the napkin to the center.
  3. Fold up from the bottom so that the napkin is in half.
  4. Fold up from the bottom again, so that the napkin is in half again.
  5. Bring each end to the other side so that it resembles a bow.
  6. Put the napkin ring onto on of the ends of the napkin.
  7. Pull the folded part through the ring with the end.
  8. Adjust.

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