Now that we’ve mastered the Basic Silverware Pouch, it’s time to turn the aesthetics up a notch. Ready? You’re about to become a napkin-folding, silverware-pouch-creatin’ BOSS. Here’s instructions on how to make a Tiered Silverware Pouch.
Tiered Silverware Pouch
Lay the napkin face down in front of you. Keep your tag in the upper left corner.
Fold the napkin in half so the open end faces towards you.
Fold the napkin in quarters.
Orient the napkin so that the open corner faces away from you and to the right.
Roll the top layer down to the center and press down.
NOTE: Your tendency is probably going to be to try to create a hard fold the first time out. Don’t – it overcomplicates everything and causes your tiers to overlap rather than lay flat neatly next to eachother.
Simply roll the first layer down…
… and then roll the second layer down to meet the first; press flat…
… and then repeat with the third and final layer. Press all layers down well – you might want to use a warm iron at this point to reinforce the folds and give a super-crisp appearance. Usually, though, pressing the folds with your hands is sufficient.
Carefully turn the napkin over.
Fold the right side in about a third of the way and press it down hard.
Now fold the left side back and press down hard. This is another good time to use an iron, to make sure everything looks nice and crisp.
Flip over your pouch, insert your utensils, et voila! Oooooh – Aaaaaah! The Tiered Silverware Pouch is so pretty, it brings “tiers” to my eyes. (Ok! Ok! I couldn’t resist!)