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).
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