Guest Blogger: Chewing the Cud, DIY kimono-style napkin

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Hello lovelies! As promised, here is a step-by-step tutorial on how to create a kimono-style napkin fold for your table setting. You can, of course, place just about anything in it. Perhaps a menu card, or place card, or even a second favor!


1. Place fabric wrap face-down. Fold the top side towards you and fold again to create a pleat.
2. Take one corner and fold towards the middle.


3. Repeat on other side to form the kimono collar.
4. Take the side closest to you and fold towards the kimono collar and make a pleat.


5. Turn the whole thing over.
6. Take one end and fold in.


7. Repeat on other side. You should have a neat rectangular shape now. Turn it over….
8. … voila!

It’s been such a blast being here this week. Thank you so much, ladies, for having me on your lovely blog! Till next time…


{all images c/0 chewing the cud}

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Kirby on Mar 11, 2010

so cool! I want to hand print napkins for my wedding, this would be a great way to include them with the whole look of the table. Great post! Love your blog too, I check it everyday. xoxo Kirby

Kate on Mar 11, 2010

What a unique idea-- I just love it. Now, if only I were slight of hand enough to actually accomplish this!

Gaia on Mar 11, 2010

Really nice, you know! on Mar 11, 2010

Love it! I want to use this for my next dinner party!

EvaBabeDesigns on Mar 11, 2010

Thanks for the complete instructions!

Miss Diamond Ring on Mar 11, 2010

Beautiful, love the napkin print/color. Can't wait to give this a try! Brianne a.k.a Miss Diamond Ring

viola | chewing the cud on Mar 11, 2010

Thanks guys! You'll have to send me pics of your next dinner party...:)

Teresa on Mar 11, 2010

Love the napkin print and color. Can you tell us where you bought it?

Aly on Mar 12, 2010

Can't wait for my next dinner party. Or perhaps I will try it just for dinner tonight. It is always fun to spice up an ordinary table with beautiful folded napkins!

Shannon on Mar 15, 2010

I actually recognize this 'napkin' from - it's reusable gift wrap! made by ChewingtheCud. i purchased this a few weeks ago / knew i recognized it from somewhere! it's 9.95 on reusablebags - looks like it's $12 from

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bridal girl on Mar 15, 2010

This looks so cool. I don't know much about folding napkins and this looks so easy to do... Thanks for the help.

Cherie (A Beautiful Touch) on Mar 17, 2010

Beautiful color and print. I haven't tried this yet but they photos and directions make it look so easy to construct. It's a small detail that adds big impact. LOVE it!! Thank you.

Brandy on Mar 21, 2010

So cute! Can't wait to try this. Thanks!

Silk Kimono on Apr 26, 2010

Oh..Thanks for how to fold it.! That's so cute. It can create lovely environment for an event.

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