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Which Napkin Fabric Will Work Best for Your Event?

Which Napkin Fabric Will Work Best for Your Event?

Wedding Napkin Fabric

Thinking of an intricate napkin fold for your next event?

 

Folding your napkins will add another layer of sophistication to your decor! With CV Linens large selection of fabrics, it’s no surprise that some napkins are better for folding than others.

Before you commit to purchasing napkins, take a look at this guide we have created to help you choose which napkin fabric will make the perfect fold for your special day!

 

Comparing Napkin Fabrics

While all of our napkins may share characteristics such as quality and size, the biggest difference between napkin fabric is the finish and rigidness of the fabric. Because the possibility of each napkin fold is dependent on how rigid (or stiff) the fabric is, your napkin fold depends on your fabric choice.

Lamour Satin

Lamour Satin Napkin 20"x20" - Navy BlueWhich Napkin Fabric Will Work Best for Your Event Spiral Swirl Fold

• Finish: Soft sheen, matte satin Lamour Satin is an easy favorite for special event decor. The soft sheen is perfect for picking up the subtle lighting from candlelight or LED lights. Lamour is a perfect choice if your aim is to to create simple standing napkin fold.
• Rigidity: Medium Rigid
• Folds that will not work: Very stiff or intricate folds
• The best folds for this fabric: Triangle fold, Spiral folds, loose folds, pocket folds, or rolls

 

Satin 

Satin Napkin 20"x20" - Navy BlueWhich Napkin Fabric Will Work Best for Your Event Roll Fold

• Finish: High Shine Satin napkins are the lovely, shining answer for adding a touch of color to your tablescape. If you are looking for a napkin which can be easily added into a napkin ring or to be crafted into a simple folds to lay flat on the table, satin is for you!
• Rigidity: Very Limp
• Folds that will not work: Folds expected to stand up
• The best folds for this fabric: Rolls or simple folds

 

Pintuck

Pintuck Napkin 20"x20" - Navy BlueWhich Napkin Fabric Will Work Best for Your Event Fold

• Finish: Slight Shine Pintuck napkin’s distinct pattern is meant to be seen, so don’t let it get lost in a complex fold! The beauty of pintuck is it was made just to lay around being admired without you having to lift your folding-finger. Enjoy it. Besides, pintuck is made of taffeta which isn’t great for retaining folds anyway.
• Rigidity: Quite Limp
• Folds that will not work: Because of the pattern of the fabric, most folds will not work
• The best folds for this fabric: Very simple folds, or rolls

 

Glitz Sequin

Glitz Sequin Napkin 20"x20" - Navy BlueWhich Napkin Fabric Will Work Best for Your Event

• Finish: Shining Sequins Glitz sequin napkins are the ultimate in glamour! While simple stand up folds are a breeze for this fabric because the tightly packed sequins make for a rigid material, intricate folds are nearly impossible. The reason more complex folds are so difficult is because when we say Glitz Sequin Napkins are rigid, and we do mean rigid!
• Rigidity: Extremely Rigid
• Folds that will not work: Due to the sequins only simple folds can be done
• The best folds for this fabric: Triangle folds, fan folds, the French fold

 

Taffeta

Taffeta Napkin 20"x20" - Navy BlueWhich Napkin Fabric Will Work Best for Your Event Diagonal Napkin Fold

• Finish: Medium Shine Taffeta napkins are your pick for a pretty fabric with a little bit of a shine and a lot of flow! Taffeta napkins aren’t ideal for a precise fold, but with a little help from an iron, taffeta can shaped into pointed corners for a pocket fold. This fabric is your best bet for napkin rolls and anything that will lay flat against the table!
• Rigidity: Very limp
• Folds that will not work: Upright folds, triangle folds, fan folds, or spiral folds
• The best folds for this fabric: Pocket folds, rolls, and loose folds

 

Polyester

Polyester Napkin 20"x20" - Navy BlueWhich Napkin Fabric Will Work Best for Your Event lotus napkin fold 

• Finish: Matte/no shineAlthough Polyester Napkins may not boast some of the fancier finishes, this classic fabric is the undisputed king of the folding napkins! If your heart is set on a fold with lots of twists, tucks, and precise corners, Polyester napkins are what you’re looking for. Perks of polyester include easy care instructions and unstoppable durability! Both will keep your polyester looking fresh use after use.
• Rigidity: Rigid
• Folds that will not work: Most folds are possible with polyester
• The best folds for this fabric: Intricate folds such as crowns, lotuses, or roses are possible with polyester napkins

 

What napkin fold are you planning to use next?

Now that you have all of the information about which napkin fabric and folds are optimal for your special day, you’re free to start planning! We are always crazy about seeing your photos of your special events. Share your most accomplished napkin fold with us on Facebook!

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