Thursday, 23 February 2012

How to Fold a Suit Pocket Handkerchief - The Shell Fold

1. Start with a fully opened square

 

2. Turn to make a diamond shape and fold the top point to lay on the bottom on to form an upside down triangle

 

3. Take the bottom centre peak of the triangle and fold up 2/3rds of point like this

 

4. Fold that point back down but less so to create this concertina like fold

 

5. Pat down along edges to firm up creases and keep shape

 

6. Pinch the centre of the folds to keep position and shape

 

7. Fold in half like this

 

8. Wrap the excess fabric to the right in like this

 

9. And also the the remaining fabric to the left, wrap around like this

 

10. Then you will have the shell fold. Face either way for personal preference