The Welting Foot and the Twin Welting Foot are used to make trim for your home dec projects like pillows, cushions and other home accessories. You can also make trim to cover raw edges on your upholstery, which you can then attach with a staple gun. It’s quick and easy to make and insert welt cording. The Welting Foot works the same way as the Piping Foot but is designed for larger sizes of cording. Create your own trim when the colour you want isn‘t available!
- Cut a bias strip long enough for your cord and wide enough to cover the cord plus seam allowance.
- Place the cord on the wrong side of the bias fabric strip and wrap it around the cord.
- Place the fabric and cord under the groove of the foot, and the raw edges to the right.
- Select centre needle straight stitch and stitch length 3.
- Stitch to cover the cording with the fabric.
- Trim the seam allowance.
- To stitch covered welt cord into a seam on your sewing project, place the covered welt cord on the right side of the fabric along the seam line. Place it under the Welting Foot with the welt cord in the groove of the foot. Stitch the welt cord to the fabric. Clip the seam allowance of the welt cord at curves and corners.
TIP: If the zipper is too long, sew over the end of the coil with a straight stitch or a closely
spaced zigzag stitch, approx. 2 cm (3/4 inch) below the bottom end of the opening. Cut
off the excess zipper and finish the raw edge with a small piece of fabric.