Correct size Welting Foot?
I just bought a "new to me" Consew 206RB-1 machine and am wondering what is the most common size welting foot used in custom interiors? I'm sure there is a lot of personal taste involved in this decision, but I'm looking for a more modern style welting like Paul Atkins' street rod interiors or even the updated Retro style of Fat Lucky's. Any input would be great.
Thanks in Advance,
Welt cord is sized in 32nds of an inch. The most common welt cord is 5/32 and 4/32. The rule of thumb is to add 3/32 to the size of the welt cord to get the correct size welt foot. 5/32 plus 3/32 is 8/32 or 1/4", and that is the size welt foot to use on 5/32 and 4/32 welt cord. If you use 3/32 welt cord, you add 3/32 to get 6/32, or 3/16" which is the correct size welt foot for
3/32 welt cord.
You are correct that the size of welt cord you use is a personal preference.
Thanks Dan, very informative. =)
Is anyone using a welting foot smaller than 1/4" on your custom interiors?
Personally, I try to talk anybody who wants welts out of the idea. They are the first things to get screwed up.
Lol. I understand. But a retro tuck-n-roll would look a little weird without it. 😃
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