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.
5 Lettuce Hem Patterns
Below are 5 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
Find the Pattern from RightSidePatterns HERE
2. “Lettuce” Play Skirt Pattern from Stitch & Pink
Learn how to add lettuce hems to almost anything with this free tutorial. This sewing lettuce hem tutorial will show you how to take an old T shirt and make it into a skirt for your little girl.
To turn a T shirt into a child’s skirt with lettuce hem you will need a T shirt, ruler, marking pen, 1 Inch elastic, measuring tape, scissors or rotary cutter, thread, and pins.
Find the Pattern from Stitch & Pink HERE
3. 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.
Find the Pattern from Madeformermaids HERE
4. 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.
Find the Pattern from CarlasHope HERE
5. 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.
Find the Pattern from PixieFairePatterns HERE
WE HOPE THESE PATTERNS HAVE INSPIRED YOU TO LEARN HOW TO CREATE LETTUCE HEMS ON YOUR FAVOURITE CLOTHES.
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:
- How To Sew A Hem Stitch by Hand
- How to Sew an Invisible Stitch
- How to Top Stitch On A Sewing Machine
- Boho Dress Patterns
- Pyjamas Sewing Patterns
- Skirt Pattern Sewing Tutorials
- Dungaree Sewing Patterns
- Beret Sewing Patterns
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.