Welting Wonder

Posted by Christine Flood

I have loved this foot since before working with Blessington. I would like to pay tribute to Larraine Jenkins, long time Educator for VSM Australia, for introducing me to the fun of using the Twin Welting Foot, it is often a mystery to many newcomers to the sewing scene and hopefully, this cushion will inspire you to explore the many other great projects to embellish – Christine.

 

Machine Requirements:

1. All PFAFF sewing machines.

2. Twin Welting Foot, part number P8205310-96

Requirements:

1. 40cm furnishing fabric, 145cm wide. (My preference is a linen fabric).

2. 50cm of contrasting fabric for piping, (again I used a linen).

3. 40cm iron on Pellon

4. 6m of thick piping cord to fit in the groves of the foot.

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5. Matching construction thread.

6. Cushion insert 36cm x 36cm (14” x 14”).

7. 25cm zipper to match.

8. Spray starch

9. Marking pen

10. General sewing tools.

Cutting Instructions:

1. Cut (1) 36cm x 36cm square for front of cushion.

2. Cut (2) 36cm x 21cm rectangles for back of cushion.

3. Use contrasting fabric to cut on bias a total of 3m x 4.5cm wide.

4. Cut piping cord into (2) 3m lengths.

5. Cut (1) 36cm x 36cm Pellon.

Sewing Instructions:

1. Following manufacturer’s instructions, iron Pellon onto the wrong side of the cushion front.

2. Using OA foot, join all pieces of bias-cut fabric to make a continuous 3 metres.

HINT: Use spray starch to make this easier to handle.

3. Place your Twin Welting Foot onto your machine. Change stitch length to 3.0.

4. Insert the 2 pieces of piping cord into the centre of the wrong side of your bias fabric. Place the right-hand side cord under the left-hand groove of the foot. With the needle in the centre position, sew along the length of the 3m bias, being careful that the cord is fitting snuggly into the fold of the bias.

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5. Cut this piece in half and make (2) 1.5m long pieces. One will be the decoration on the cushion, the second will be the for the piping edge. Set one aside.

6. Taking one piece, roll the raw edge of your strip under the finished sewing, to hide it.

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7. Place this strip under the foot again, this time with cord centred in both the grooves. Sew down the centre of the cords, making sure the raw edge underneath in enclosed. Cut the strip in half again to make (2) x 75cm.

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8. Find the centre of the cushion and mark. Measure up 3cm and down 3cm from this line. Mark again.

9. Measure 2.5cm in from each corner and use this as the start and end point of the curve. Pin the piping onto the cushion top as shown, meeting up to the pre marked 3cm line. Repeat for second piping as shown.

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10. Change the stitch length to 3.5 and still using the Twin Welting Foot, sew into the centre of your piping, following the line previously stitched. Caution: Sew slowly and cautiously when stitching the second cord over the first cord.

11. If you can, pull out the excess cord from the piping at the edges, and cut. This will make sewing the outside of the piping easier.

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Cushion Piping

12. Take your 2nd piece of bias, and as before, sew down the center, but this time leaving the raw edge exposed as you would for normal piping.

13. Place the piping onto the edge of your cushion top, starting on a straight side. (Never start piping on a corner as it forms too much bulk.)

HINT: I like to start sewing my binding on an angle, so the ends join neatly.

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14. Place your left-hand groove of the foot over the righ- hand side of the piping cord and sew over the previous stitching to attach the cushion edge. Cut 3 nicks on the corners to turn easily. Finish as you started the piping, on an angle to reduce bulk. Pull back the piping cord as you previously did and cut back. This is the top completed. Set aside.

15.  Take you two back pieces and insert zip in usual manner. Take the completed back and place right sides together onto the cushion top. Using the standard zipper foot, sew over the previous stitching to join all layers together, using a stitch length of 2.5.

16. Trim corners and turn cushion right side out. Insert cushion filler.

17.  DONE! I hope you have enjoyed using this foot as much as I do!

Congratulations on finishing your project!

We can’t wait to see what you create! Don’t forget to share them with us on Instagram, tagging @pfaff_sewing_australia and using the hashtags #pfaffingaround or our Facebook page Pfaff Australia

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