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welt foot question

Do they make welt feet for sewing on both the left and right side of the needle for a consew 226? Not at the same time but two seperate feet.

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Ebay item 290341800825 is a single welt foot with the tunnel to the left of the needle. I thought I had seen welt feet with the tunnel to the right of the needle but canít find a reference right now. Ebay item 300341489748 is a double welt foot with tunnels left and right of the needle. It is designed for sewing double welt. I have never used a double welt foot but donít see why you couldnít use one to sew single welt on either side of the needle. Perhaps one of the folks who owns one can tell us.

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Here is a double welt foot, and what it produces. When you make double welt, which is used as a decorative trim, you feed the welts through in two passes. The first pass is on the right side of the needle, and you try to sew as close to the edge of the fabric as you can. When that side is done, you fold the fabric back over to the right and sew in the second welt to the left of the needle. Actually, I think you could do it with either side first, this is just how I do it.

Yes, you can sew a single welt from the right side of the needle, but the problem is that the foot is designed to accept two welts and multiple layers of fabric, so one welt sewed with this foot is not very tight, no matter how hard you try to get it tighter. The double welt it produces is beautiful, however, as you can see.

Can I ask why you'd want to do this in the first place? A single welt is a single welt, no matter which side of the needle you sew it on. So I think the answer to your original question is no. Is there a specific purpose you have in mind?
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more curiosity than anything. Seemed to me that it would be easier to use in some situations
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If you think about it, the reason welt feet sew to the left of the needle is pretty obvious. If you're sewing the welt to a large piece, it would not go through the machine as easily in the 10 inch open area to the right of the needle. The area to the left of the needle is limitless, no matter how large a piece your sewing the welt to.
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