Serviette/Napkin Folding, Elegant Basic Roll

“My interest in serviette folding was born on a wet day at my Grandmother's house, I was a pre teen and helping her with the ironing and watched while she ironed serviettes into wonderful shapes and neatly stacked them for use. I asked her to show me how and she did. Once you know several folds and people see them, they often have at least one other that you haven't seen before, you gain knowledge of the new one and on it goes. Now that I have already posted all the napkin folds I know, I decided to look on the net for some new ones to learn. This one is called the Basic Roll and astonishingly I have never made this before now, just shows what happens if you learn some of the others first LOL. Super easy and super fast, I made this one in about 20 seconds...”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 paper, serviette (large)
  • 1 cloth, serviette (large)
  • 1 ribbon (per serviette)


  1. Lay your serviette square out flat before you in the shape of the square.
  2. Fold the bottom left and right corners up to meet the top left and right corners so that you now have a rectangle shape with the crease at the bottom.
  3. Take the top and bottom right corners and roll them all the way to the left top and bottom corners.
  4. Slip the serviette ring over the rolled end and bring up to the half way point. Set the serviette on a plate with the join at the back and the closed neat part of the roll facing the top.

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