Style Squared: How to Fold Your Pocket Square

Pocket Squares are still very popular in weddings today. They help add that perfect pop of color to bring your groomsmen in line with your wedding’s color theme. Even though they are still popular for weddings people don’t really wear them in day to day life. So often we have customers come in asking how they should fold their squares. When I first started working at Sophia’s I was delegated a job to make little tutorials for them on our Pinterest board. ( btw Follow us @Sophiasbridal on Pinterest!!) 🙂

So now I am going to share them with you!

The first one we have is the One Point Fold. This is very easy and what I see most people do just because most guys get dressed for the wedding and realize they aren’t really origami experts! It has 3 easy steps.

  1. Start out with the square on a flat surface oriented in a diamond shape then pull the bottom corner up to touch the top corner.
  2. Take the left corner and fold it inwards so that the left side is straight down.
  3. Fold the right corner inwards and meet the corner with the edge. and Viola! You have your One Point fold!

Artist:India Potter

This second one is the Spiral Staircase fold. This pocket square will really class the place up. Show them that you have style and skills! There are a few more steps to the process, but it really isn’t that hard to get this one.

 

  1. Start with the square oriented in the diamond shape then have the bottom come up to touch the top.
  2. This part is tricky to get all the little folds to stay down with some fabrics. Pull down the bottom corner you just brought up but don’t let the fabric come all the way down. I like to pick a line and place a finger there then pull the corner down and hold the fold.
  3. Pull the fold up again to create another little fold on top of that. Go on to create 2 or 3 more little folds.
  4. Hold those folds together and flip the square to the other side to repeat the process.
  5. Once you have made little folds on each side it should remind you of an accordion.  Take the left side and fold it in half to meet right side.
  6. Then rotate the square 90 degrees to the right so left side is now on top.

Now take the right side and fold it inwards to slightly overlap the inside. This is what makes it look like a spiral staircase!

The last tutorial is for the Armadillo fold. This one is my favorite, because when you get all the folds to look crisp it looks really fancy but low key at the same time. This one you can have it lay straighter in the pocket like i have in the picture or you can make the middle be higher so it looks more rounded. That is when it really starts to look like an armadillo’s back. I think the name is so funny and cute too.  This fold I think is the most difficult because you need to hold together all the accordion folds while folding it all in half then placing it in the pocket then slowly and carefully spread the folds to fill the pocket space.

  1. Start with the square oriented in the diamond shape then have the bottom come up to touch the top.
  2. This part is tricky to get all the little folds to stay down with some fabrics. Pull down the bottom corner you just brought up but don’t let the fabric come all the way down. I like to pick a line and place a finger there then pull the corner down and hold the fold.
  3. Pull the fold up again to create another little fold on top of that. Go on to create 2 or 3 more little folds. Make sure for this one to fold all the fabric in accordion style.
  4. Hold those folds together and flip the square to the other side to repeat the process.
  5. After its all folded accordion style fold in half from left side to right side.
  6. Turn 90 degrees so the folded end is on top.
  7. Place this in the pocket and pull from the inside of the fold to pull the folds out but make sure to not let them completely unfold! This is the tricky part!



If you want any help styling your pocket squares give us a shout out! I can definitely create more tutorials to help you out!

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Written by India Potter, Sophia’s Shipping and Receiving Coordinator. India is the one who makes sure your dress is perfect before you receive it! Make sure to make an appointment to look at our many beautiful wedding dresses!

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