Baby Hem | Sewing Term

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Baby Hem –



  1. a turned hem that is very narrow, usually ¼” in width.


In sewing, a baby hem can also be referenced as a rolled hem.  This type of small, narrow hem might be used on any piece where you don’t want a noticeable hem, or where you want the finished piece to flow nicely around the hemline.


Examples of items you might sew with a baby hem:

Baby Hem Stats-

Click the pictures below to learn how to create a baby hem and different ways to use it in your sewing. 

Basic rolled hem is perfect for napkins. The Sewing LoftLearn how to make classic placemats with matching napkins. The Sewing Loft

This ruffle apron is easy to make and perfect to give as a gift. Join me, along with my friends at BabyLock to learn how to make this and other gift ideas. The Sewing Loft



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  1. Bobbie J. Mattox says

    great job, you give us such unique information about the baby hem, thanks for sharing