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Old 10-18-2007, 07:02 AM
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Welt foot question

Dan,

I remember a while back you talked about a welt foot for your machine that was 5/8", and you used it for windlace.

I am doing a 31 Chevy panel truck right now, and i could use one of these for the windlace. Could you tell me where you got this foot?

I would like to get one for my Consew RB-5.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Andy P.

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I have since found that a 3/4" welt foot is better for making windlace. It doesn't sew quite as tightly to the sponge rod, and works better for heavier vinyls and leather. I get my feet and attachments from Cut and Sew Services in Gardena, CA.
here's their web site: http://www.cutsewservice.com/index2.htm

The 3/4" welt foot for my machines was only $24.95, which I think is a super bargain and well worth it. While you're at it, get a right upturn single toe foot ($19.95). It lets you sew close to things that have an obstruction on the left side that a presser foot or welt foot can't get by, like plastic "J" channel. Enjoy!

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Welt foot

Dan,
Thanks for the information. I have purchases most of my machine feet from that same company, but had a hard time finding that particular foot. I'll have to call and talk to them directly.

I figured with this 31 Chevy panel I'm doing for my customer, this would be a good time to pick up that foot.

Thanks for your help.

Andy P.
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Andy: Is that a Consew 206 RB-5 we're talking about? See if this is what you need http://www.cutsewservice.com/RIDE/In...tails&id=26208

It's their part number S32-3/4.

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Dan,

Yes Dan, it is a Consew 206 RB-5
That looks like it could be the one.
Thank you for your help!

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This is a bit late adding to it, but I'll toss in my .02. I use a Consew RB-4. When doing the windlace (custom vinyl usually), I first glue it around the foam core. Mangus and Taylor recommend just doing the gluing and skipping the sewing. I don't trust the glue that much.

When I sew the thick, I use my zipper foot and snug it right up next to the core. When it's glued, it makes a tight seam that keeps down the wrinkles around corners. With the original cloth windlace, you do have to watch snagging it.

For hard-to-get at places, I have a regular presser foot that I've ground down and polished. the side rail is only about 3/32" wide and it can do anything. I use it for zippers more than my zipper foot, and it really lets me line up close to an edge. On J-channel, however, I like to use my welt foot and set it up on the channel. That guides the needle right at the center of the lower lip without wavering. Even though it's raised up, the thread still tightens at the center like it should.

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Hi I sell sewing machines, and we have the welt foot you would need. We also carry thread, needles, vinyl material, and many parts for various machines. Feel free to call, be happy to help out.

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This is a bit late adding to it, but I'll toss in my .02. I use a Consew RB-4. When doing the windlace (custom vinyl usually), I first glue it around the foam core. Mangus and Taylor recommend just doing the gluing and skipping the sewing. I don't trust the glue that much.

When I sew the thick, I use my zipper foot and snug it right up next to the core. When it's glued, it makes a tight seam that keeps down the wrinkles around corners. With the original cloth windlace, you do have to watch snagging it.

For hard-to-get at places, I have a regular presser foot that I've ground down and polished. the side rail is only about 3/32" wide and it can do anything. I use it for zippers more than my zipper foot, and it really lets me line up close to an edge. On J-channel, however, I like to use my welt foot and set it up on the channel. That guides the needle right at the center of the lower lip without wavering. Even though it's raised up, the thread still tightens at the center like it should.

russell
Why glue and sew both? Either one way or the other works, but for $24.95 the 3/4" welt foot would pay for itself in time saved the first time you use it. I can sew all the windlace for a 4 door in 10 minutes. It would take far longer to glue it and even more time to sew it after gluing.
All upholsterers have their little tricks, and I have ground down a foot or two in my time, but the single right upturn foot for $19.95 is worth it's weight in gold to me. It also sews pleats (or channels, whatever you want to call them) in sew foam better than a welt foot or presser foot.
I sew all my zippers from the back side with a welt foot,but that's just my way of avoiding changing feet.
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