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I am having trouble sewing seams where the welt cord is at a 90 degree angle to the seam, requiring me to sew over it....if that makes sense? Should I be clipping the cord material out before sewing over the top? Just sew over it? It just does not look good...I am doing something wrong..Thank You in advance, JCAR

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You're not doing anything wrong, everyone has that same problem. My solution is to never use welts if I can help it.

What kind of welt cord are you using, and what size is it? If it is the plastic cord type, you have to be careful about cutting it off, 'cuz the end of the cord can poke itself out through the fabric over time. If it is the fiber kind, you can either cut it off or mash the end down flat before you sew over it. If it is the foam kind, or the plastic kind you can cut it at a real severe angle starting at a half inch from the end of the welt and then sew over it.
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I am using 5/32 poly, with a hollow core. Probably not the best choice for this application after reading you response. I should look for something softer I suppose.
NOT related to this post exactly, But... THANK YOU DanTwoLakes, I appreciate the quick feedback everytime I have a question. It is appreciated, JCAR
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You're not doing anything wrong, everyone has that same problem. My solution is to never use welts if I can help it.

What kind of welt cord are you using, and what size is it? If it is the plastic cord type, you have to be careful about cutting it off, 'cuz the end of the cord can poke itself out through the fabric over time. If it is the fiber kind, you can either cut it off or mash the end down flat before you sew over it. If it is the foam kind, or the plastic kind you can cut it at a real severe angle starting at a half inch from the end of the welt and then sew over it.
I've wondered about this myself. So should you choose a welt chord based on the design of the seat?
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Fortunately, most seats don't have welt cord on them any more, but fiber welt cord is the easiest to keep from bunching up. It's also the easiest to sew over and screw everything up.
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