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Pfaff – Welting Foot
Welting feet are perfect for adding cording to your projects or making your own custom trims and finishes. They work in the same way as a piping foot, but a welting foot has more space underneath for cord to be able to pass through easily. This is especially useful for home décor creations like piped-edge cushions, or for adding a professional and decorative touch to bag-making projects, or for adding to upholstery.
To use this foot, simply unclip your current snap-on presser foot and lower your adapter down to clip this foot in place on your Pfaff Sewing machine.
To make your own piping using a welting foot, you will need ribbon or fabric strips. If the fabric has been cut on the bias it will make it easier to add piping around sharp corners as a bias cut is more flexible with non-stretch fabrics. You could also use a premade bias tape if you wish. The fabric or ribbon strip should be wide enough that you can lay the cord down in the centre, then wrap the fabric around it so that the pretty side of the fabric faces outwards. There should be enough seam allowance after the cord to be able to easily sandwich it between a seam afterwards or staple gun/hot glue it to an upholstery edge. If you are using your cording to cover a raw upholstery edge, you may want to trim your seam allowance after stitching, or wrap it around the cord and secure this raw edge at the back.
With the needle in the centre position and a straight stitch selected at your desired stitch length, lower the welting foot onto your fabric with the cord nestled into the groove. Make sure that the cord stays centrally in your fabric strip, and stitch it down in place.
To use this welting foot to attach a covered cord to the seam of your sewing project, sandwich your fabric and cord so that all raw edges are lined up together, and the cord sitting just passed where you want to sew your seam. The fabric should be right sides together with your piping sitting in the middle of the 2 fabrics. Line them up underneath this presser foot so that the cord sits centrally inside the welting foot groove. You can then stitch your seam closed with a straight stitch, and your piping will be fixed in place between the fabrics. Then when you turn your project right-way out again, you should have a beautiful decorative cord standing proud from your seam.
To sew piping around corners, you may find it helpful to clip or notch your piping seam allowance to help it lay flat or to reduce bulk to keep your corners looking more crisp. To keep your corners sharp, we recommend using the pivot technique. As you approach a corner, stop sewing a few stitches before reaching it, so that you have the same distance left to sew as your seam allowance (you may want to mark this point on the fabric to help you). Lift the presser foot, leaving the needle down in the fabric, and pivot the fabric and piping to change direction. You may need to gently ease the piping into the new position to help it lie down smoothly without any wrinkles. Lower the presser foot back down and continue stitching along the new side.
As with any new sewing machine foot, we recommend having a play on some scraps which are a similar fabric type to the kind that you want to use in your project. This way you can make sure that you feel confident in your handling and technique first.
If you aren’t sure of your sewing machine fitting, you can check our “Compatibility” tab to see all of the Pfaff Sewing Machines that this welting foot will fit. If you click on your machine, it’ll take you to a page where you can see all of the compatible feet that we currently have in stock for your sewing machine model. Or for more help with sewing machine feet and fittings, you can take a look at our sewing machine foot guide.
If you want to have more fun with your sewing machine, then we hope you’ll also enjoy having a look at the rest of our Pfaff Sewing Machine Feet!
Known Compatible Machines:
Pfaff Expression 2014, Pfaff Hobby 4240, Pfaff Hobby 4250, Pfaff Hobby 4260, Pfaff Select 1520, Pfaff Select 1526, Pfaff Select 2.0, Pfaff Select 2.2, Pfaff Tiptronic 2010, Pfaff Tiptronic 2020, Pfaff Tiptronic 6110, Pfaff Tiptronic 6112
Pfaff Freestyle 1522, Pfaff Freestyle 1527, Pfaff Select 1530, Pfaff Select 1536, Pfaff Select 1538, Pfaff Select 1540, Pfaff Select 1546, Pfaff Select 1548, Pfaff Select 3.0, Pfaff Select 3.2, Pfaff Select 4.0, Pfaff Select 4.2, Pfaff Stretch & Jeans 6091, Pfaff Tiptronic 6120, Pfaff Tiptronic 6122, Pfaff Tiptronic 6150, Pfaff Tiptronic 6152, Pfaff Tiptronic 6230, Pfaff Tiptronic 6232, Pfaff Tiptronic 6250, Pfaff Tiptronic 6270
Pfaff Classicstyle 2023, Pfaff Classicstyle 2025, Pfaff Classicstyle 2027, Pfaff Classicstyle 2029, Pfaff Creative 2124, Pfaff Expression 2024, Pfaff Expression 2026, Pfaff Expression 2028, Pfaff Expression 2034, Pfaff Expression 2036, Pfaff Quilt Expression 2042, Pfaff Quilt Expression 2044, Pfaff Quilt Expression 2046, Pfaff Tiptronic 2010, Pfaff Tiptronic 2020, Pfaff Tiptronic 2030, Pfaff Tiptronic 2040
Pfaff Creative 2134, Pfaff Creative 2140, Pfaff Creative 2144, Pfaff Creative 2170, Pfaff Creative 7530, Pfaff Creative 7550, Pfaff Creative 7562, Pfaff Creative 7570, Pfaff Expression 2038, Pfaff Performance 2054, Pfaff Performance 2056, Pfaff Performance 2058, Pfaff Quilt Expression 2048
Pfaff Creative 2.0, Pfaff Creative 3.0, Pfaff Creative 4.0, Pfaff Creative 4.5, Pfaff Creative Performance, Pfaff Creative Sensation, Pfaff Creative Sensation Pro, Pfaff Creative Vision, Pfaff Expression 150, Pfaff Expression 2.0, Pfaff Expression 3.0, Pfaff Expression 3.2, Pfaff Expression 3.5, Pfaff Performance 5.0, Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.0, Pfaff Quilt Expression 4.2
DISCLAIMER: This list of compatible sewing machines has been compiled to the best of our knowledge. As we are unable to personally test every sewing machine on this list ourselves, we recommend that you check that the foot is fitted correctly and that the needle has sufficient clearance from the edges of the foot before you start to sew. If you have any problems with fitting your foot, please get in touch for help or to arrange a refund or exchange.