11 Mar

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

categories DIY Wedding, Guest Blogger


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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  1. 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.


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

  3. Really nice, you know!

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

  5. Thanks for the complete instructions!

  6. Beautiful, love the napkin print/color. Can’t wait to give this a try!

    Brianne a.k.a Miss Diamond Ring

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

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

  9. 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!

  10. I actually recognize this ‘napkin’ from reusablebags.com – 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 – http://www.reusablebags.com/store/chewing-reusable-gift-wrap-organic-cotton-give-luck-p-2190.html
    looks like it’s $12 from chewingthecud.com.

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

  13. 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.

  14. So cute! Can’t wait to try this. Thanks!

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

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