4 Lettuce Hems Patterns

Jul 29, 2022 | Sewing

Are you looking for pretty stitches to finish your edges? Use the lettuce hem. Lettuce hems are pretty hems that curl the fabric, creating a frilled edge reminiscent of lettuce leaves. They are often found on little girls’ clothes, but they can be used on women’s clothes as well.  



4 Lettuce Hem Patterns

Below are 4 sewing patterns that incorporate lettuce hem. We hope these patterns will inspire you to learn how to add lettuce hems to some of your creations. 

1. Tie Front Crop Top Sewing Lettuce Hem Pattern from Right Side Patterns

Here is a cute top with a string closure. It has cap sleeves and a cropped length. All edges are lettuce hems. Pair the top with shorts, slacks, skirts, and jeans.

This lettuce hem pattern consists of 12 A4 pages. The instructions are separate. The pattern is intended for light weight woven material / jersey fabric. You will need to know sewing with jersey and attaching sleeves. The pattern is for UK sizes 6-20 / US sizes 0–16.

Also see: Crochet Halter and Crop Top Patterns, Basic Top Crochet Camisole Pattern

Tie Front Crop Top Sewing Lettuce Hem Pattern from RightSidePatterns

Find the Pattern from RightSidePatterns HERE

2. Lounge & Lace Collection-Adult Saraya Shorts Sewing Lettuce Hem Pattern from Made for mermaids

The Saraya shorts are cute and flirty. This lettuce hem pattern includes 3 length options: sassy cheeky, 3.5 inch (8.89 cm) or 4.5 inch (11.43 cm) inseam. And 2 different risers.

The knit waistband has enclosed elastic, plus an optional working drawstring. The pattern is intended for knit fabrics. Included are instructions for both traditional hems and lettuce hems.

Lounge & Lace Collection-Adult Saraya Shorts Sewing Lettuce Hem Pattern from Madeformermaids

Find the Pattern from Madeformermaids HERE


3. Simplicity NEWLOOK Kids Sewing Pattern from Carlas Hope

Use this Simplicity sewing pattern to make girls’ dresses, tops, pants, and skirts. Included are patterns for sizes 2-8. The clothes are ideal for spring, summer, and fall.

Simplicity NEWLOOK Kids Sewing Pattern from CarlasHope

Find the Pattern from CarlasHope HERE


4. Layered Lettuce Hem Jumper Doll Clothes Pattern from Pixie Faire Patterns

Make your child’s favourite doll a cute little jumper with lettuce hems. The pattern was intended for Flossie Potter dolls. However, it will also fit 18” American Girl dolls.

The jumper can be completed by an intermediate level seamstress. It can be sewn using one colour, two colours, or multicoloured fabric.

Layered Lettuce Hem Jumper Doll Clothes Pattern from PixieFairePatterns

Find the Pattern from PixieFairePatterns HERE



Lettuce hems are a great way to add interest and movement. It adds a feminine touch to your clothes or garments. They are easy to make and can be added to most stretch fabrics.

If you enjoyed this post and is new to sewing, be sure to check out the articles below:

If you are looking to learn a new sewing technique, try lettuce hems. Try it on your own and don’t forget to share your experience making this simple technique on our Facebook Page.

Use the search bar to find crafting ideas.

Popular Crafting Posts

Our Latest Crafting Posts

Best DIY Hobbies for Creative Minds

Best DIY Hobbies for Creative Minds

Engaging in DIY hobbies is not just a fun way to spend time; it's a journey into self-expression, innovation, and the joy of creating something with one's own hands. You'll find immense satisfaction in seeing a blank canvas turn into a masterpiece, a pile of fabric...

10 Garden Quilt Patterns

10 Garden Quilt Patterns

Whether you have fond memories of the Grandmother's Flower Garden Quilt Pattern or you simply like the vintage spirit of scrap quilts, these garden quilt patterns will be an absolute delight. With summer on a slow move towards the cozier days of fall and winter, is...

20 Macrame Dream Catcher Patterns

20 Macrame Dream Catcher Patterns

Legend has it that dream catchers can trap bad dreams. While we can't guarantee you'll only have pleasant dreams from here on out, creating your own macrame dream catcher is a great project. It's a beautiful piece of art you can hang in your home, and it's fun to...

45 Creative Pottery Painting Ideas

45 Creative Pottery Painting Ideas

Pottery painting is a calming way to express your creativity while adding a personal touch to everyday items. I think there is something magical about turning a plain ceramic piece into a striking piece of artwork. Whether you are an experienced painter or someone...

27 Crazy Quilt Patterns

27 Crazy Quilt Patterns

Are you a quilter looking for a fun and creative way to assemble quilts? Consider trying crazy quilt patterns. I am intrigued by crazy quilt patterns. Unlike traditional quilts, crazy quilts feature irregular shapes. These types of quilts provide you with a unique...

31 Baby Boy Quilt Patterns

31 Baby Boy Quilt Patterns

Are you looking for baby boy quilt patterns? Well, you've come to the right place. In this article, I have gathered a large variety of charming designs. These patterns are perfect for creating heartwarming baby shower gifts and cherished keepsakes. Why Do Baby Boy...