The Rotary Cutter: A game-changing tool for your workroom!

Making welt is an important part of the upholstery process.

This means cutting strips of fabric for all this welt. It can be labor-intensive and hard on your hands when you use scissors. I’ve found a better way to cut welt strips. 

You’ll want to cut your fabric on the bias before you fold and mark. Once you have the bias edge cut, fold it 3 to 4 times keeping the bias edge lined up. The thickness of your fabric will dictate how many times you can fold.

The rotary cutter!

I use this framing square to mark the 1 1/2" or 2" welt.
Cut through all the layers of fabric.
1 1/2" fabric strips.

Make your 1 1/2″ marks as your guide to cut for your single welt strips. This framing square is my go-to when marking my 1 1/2″ and 2″ strips.

Adjust the guard on the front of your rotary cutter Begin cutting being careful to keep your fingers away from the blade. Continue to cut all the fabric strips until you have the amount you’ll need for your entire project.

Once you have all the strips cut it’s time to make your welt. This will be done at your sewing machine. I got my electric rotary cutter on Amazon. You can find this and all my favorite tools, gadgets, and supplies in my Amazon Storefront.

I measure and make all the welt I’ll need for the entire project. This is also a time saver when working on your projects.

Attaching the welt to the bottom edge is the final step for these dining seats. It gives the seats a custom finish.

The finished seats with single welt attatched.
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