How to sew THE perfect lettuce hem (plus a round-up)

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The topic I chose to write about this month, on Craftsy, is

How to sew THE perfect lettuce hem

Serger Pepper - How to sew the lettuce hem with a serger or a sewing machine - Craftsy My suggestion is to go and read it straight away, just to be sure you learn all the tricks I have to share with you.

When you’re done reading it (please leave me a comment there, I will love you forever <3!) come back here to see (and re-Pin) some of the cutest inspiring projects (all featuring lettuce hem) I’ve found while scanning the web: it’s a hard job, but it has to be done 😉

As a rule of thumb, remember to sew the lettuce hem to a stretch knit in its most stretchy direction: easy peasy!

They’re listed in no particular order and most of them are inspiration only (no tutorial included); some are affiliate links.

Each image will send you to the corresponding pin so you’ll be able to repin it, if you like, or reach the original source.

Here’s my collection: what’s your favorite?

PS: Prefer having a lettuce hem garment without even sewing? Check my selection of Amazon Products for RTW clothing 

Lettuce Hem round-up

Enchantress Hooded Maxi Jacket - Blac Coat with lettuce hem - The Pyramid Collection
turning outgrown tights into fun leggings
Dance Skirt Tutorial by Sew Green Mama
Sofilantjes Iridis dress
Clever sweater refashion - Inspiration
Curly Sue - Lettuce hem curly dress tutorial by delia creates
Ella Sarah Boutique Mulberribush
Dahlia Dress - Pillowcase Dress - Free Patterns by Two Little Hooligans
Kavio! Junior Boat Neck Lettuce Edge Long Sleeve Top Baby Pink/Black
ModKid Free pattern and video tutorial lettuce hem tank
Floaty Fairy Skirt by stickyneon on Etsy
Daisi Jainie quick project | a rumply, undulating fabric & fleece scarf.
sunnybrook farm denim pants upcycled into a skirt
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  1. Fantastic article on Craftsy, Irene! So full of great tips! And thanks for including my project in with all those great ideas! 🙂 Lisa

  2. Bec Clarke June 1, 2015 at 23:45 - Reply

    Thank you, that was a really great tutorial and I can’t wait to try it.

  3. Connie Walker June 4, 2015 at 14:08 - Reply

    Thank you for this great informative article. I can’t wait to try it.

  4. Stephanie February 1, 2017 at 01:43 - Reply

    Thank you for sharing your informative instructions. Can’t wait to give them a try. It’s always nice and helpful when someone shares their ideas and how-to’s with those of us who need the help and encouragement. Thanks again.

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