Lettuce Hem

A lettuce hem only works on stretch fabrics. The hem should be added to the direction of the fabric with the most stretch.


Lettuce hem with a sewing machine 

Set your sewing machine to a short zigzag stitch. Fold the hem right sides together by 1/4" (0.5cm). 

Stitch over the fold with the zig-zag stitch while stretching the fabric. The more you stretch, the wavier the edge. 

Lettuce hem with an overlocker 

Set your machine to a fine rolled hem and put the needle in the right position. Stretch the fabric while feeding it through the overlocker. The more you stretch, the wavier the edge. 



More resources: 

Sewing Machine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5bH7xMxF_M

Overlocker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_t4eGVA1as