A lettuce-leaf hem is a very narrow finish, usually found on the edge of frills, flounces and sunburst-pleated skirts. It is made by pressing the hem allowance under and top-stitching the fold with dense and narrowly-set zigzag stitching, then trimming off the allowance close to the line of stitching. If you want a wavy lettuce-leaf hem, then stretch the edge while stitching and catch in a perlon thread (e.g. a length of fishing line).
Sip cocktails by the fire in faux fur, patterned silks, and more luxurious fabrics.
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See our picks for holiday parties, from brunch to a New Year's Eve bash!
Make something special and practical for your friends and family this holiday season!
Pattern of the Week
This slim-fit dress makes a perfect cocktail dress for this time of year!
Sweet dresses, an outfit for a doll, and cute embellishments are fun for the holidays!
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