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Welting Foot or Zipper Foot?

Is a welting foot specifically designed to make welting or is it multifunctional? My reason for asking is because I've noticed that when I make my welting with a zipper foot and then use the zipper foot to sew the welting on, it comes out much better looking when I use the welting foot for sewing the final seams of the panels together. When I use the welting foot to do it all, the stitches on the welt itself can be seen. I hope this makes sense in how I worded it.

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I almost never take my welt foot off my sewing machine unless I absolutely have to, but that's just a personal preference. I don't even own a zipper foot, I make all my zippers with the welt foot.

I've never had a problem doing it all with a welt foot, but a lot of upholsterers do it the way you described. Whatever works for you is fine, it's the finished product that matters. Beating out a bunt still looks like a vicious line drive in the box score, they're both base hits.

Remember, if you sew welting on once with a welt foot, you can always sew over it again to get it tighter.
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Beating out a bunt still looks like a vicious line drive in the box score, they're both base hits.
I like that phrase.
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