A lettuce edge is a easy type of hem to add to knit fabrics. It creates a little ruffle around the bottom of your garment. And it’s easy to make, taking advantage of the tendency of knit fabric to stretch out when sewn across the grain. You can make this hem on a regular sewing machine (no serger required). It makes a pretty hem for skirts, dresses, shirts, and even sleeves. Deby from So Sew Easy shows how you can make one. Go to So Sew Easy for the how-to.
[photo from So Sew Easy]
By Anne Weaver