How to sew a baby hem
A baby hem is essentially a very small rolled hem done on the machine without a rolled hem foot. It’s a pretty and delicate hemming option that is perfect for lightweight and sheer fabrics. (A baby hem isn’t really suitable for thicker fabrics, as they would be too bulky to create the small folds.)
Stitch 1/8” below your hem allowance all the way around the edge to be hemmed. (Ex., if your hem allowance is 5/8”, stitch at 1/2”.)
Press fabric to wrong side along stitching line.
Stitch a scant 1/8” in from the bottom folded edge all the way around.
Carefully trim the excess fabric as close to your stitching line as you can. You may wish to use smaller scissors for this step. As you trim, try holding the bit you’re cutting in your non-cutting hand to keep it taut.
Roll the bottom edge towards the wrong side of the fabric to create a tiny fold. Press.
Stitch down the center of the fold all the way around.
You will see two lines of stitching on the inside…
…and one line on the outside.
Voila! A cute little itty bitty baby hem!