Simple Serviette/Napkin, Pocket With Pointed Top

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“Between the teachings of my Grandmother, an Aunt, my Mother and several restaurants I learned a lot about serviette/ napkin folding. Here's a step-by-step instruction on how to make one of the easiest of them all.. Works well with cloth napkins, or larger paper ones. I have included step-by-step photographs to illustrate/suppliment the written directions. I learned this one at the Oasis Restaurant in the small town of Omarama, in New Zealand.”

Ingredients Nutrition

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


  1. Lay your serviette square out flat before you. Fold it in half horizontally.
  2. Take the serviette and fold it in half again vertically so that it is now a small square a quarter the size of the origonal square.
  3. Only one corner of the square will have 4 open / loose edges, rotate your square so that it is a flat diamond shape with the open corner pointing downwards. We will call this the South corner, and the top corner opposite North.
  4. Take one of the East corners and roll it under towards the middle of the serviette so that you have a roll about 2 inched (5 cm) wide.The other East corner is still laying flat completing the diamond shape behind this.
  5. Take the remaining East corner and fold it backwards about 1 inch ( 2.5 cm) above the first fold).
  6. Now fold the pinted sided towards the back, tucking them in and completing the serviette.
  7. Place on a plate with the smooth front side up.

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