A disposable absorbent article having a non-linear notch cut without the presence of a significantly laterally extending resulting piece has been granted a patent. The resulting absorbent article has a front-end edge and a back end edge which are complementary. The front-end edge having at least three tangential points (a.sub.1, a.sub.2, b). Tangential point b is longitudinally inboard of a.sub.1 and a.sub.2. The back end edge having at least three tangential points (x.sub.1, x.sub.2, y), wherein y is longitudinally outboard of x.sub.1 and x.sub.2. The absorbent article is longitudinally folded about a first fold line. The first fold line may be drawn between points a.sub.2 and x.sub.2. The absorbent article being longitudinally folded about a second fold line, and the said second fold line may be drawn between points a.sub.1 and x.sub.1.