We recently showed you how to use a baby hem with a straight-stitch. Now we are going to show you with a zig-zag. You can use a zig-zag baby hem for decorative reasons, but it can also be a better choice if you hemming a curve in a lightweight fabric. There is more give in the stitch for going around the curves. The look is similar to using a pearl stitch on your overlock machine.

Technique Materials

fabric, marking tool, ruler, scissors

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    Mar 24, 2010, 03.21 AMby 5294sandras

    Thanks – I will try this hem on my next skirt.

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    Sep 8, 2009, 11.31 AMby littlemissstitch1

    Kept see’ing the term ‘Baby Hem’ & have tried to do one on several occasions but totally made a mess of it… then i found your tutorial….. THANK YOU!!!!

    Just finished a top with my very first (correct) baby hem… lol! it looks fab & far more professional than if i’d tried a normal hem… will certainly be giving you credit when i eventually get round to uploading pics of it.

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    Oct 12, 2008, 10.56 AMby haunani

    Thankyou, will give it a try !

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    Oct 1, 2008, 08.05 PMby smnr

    I didn’t know about this, thank you! And, again, baby hems are cute as a button.

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    Sep 28, 2008, 06.04 PMby camilaustral

    i tried to do this with the tara sleeves, but my fabric got wrinkley, so i did it with the “feather stitch” of my machine, is a great way for finishing edges :)

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    Sep 27, 2008, 08.15 PMby karencilla

    Thanks so much!!!

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    Sep 27, 2008, 09.03 AMby marmota-b

    Thanks, I know about this already, but it’s always good to be reminded…

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