No sew welt cord

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      If you are not fond of sewing there are several ways  of making welt cord using glue and tape.  The glue I use comes from R.W. Rowley and is called fringe adhesive.  It can best be used on an upholstery weight fabric that has a rubberized type of backing to prevent the glue from bleeding through but can also be used if applied sparingly to fabrics with teflon coatings that double sided tape won’t stick to.  In the photo showing the glue technique I’m using 1/4″ cord and run two glue lines with the cord in between.  The first glue line is at the edge of the fabric and the second is about an inch an a quarter to an inch and a half below the edge.  Place pins at the ends of your piece of fabric to make the fabric taut,  spread the glue out with your finger and then pin the ends of the cord taut.  Wrap the fabric over the cord and run your fingers along the overlap.  Initally the glue may let loose but as it starts drying eventually it will bond.  A quicker way to make it set is to press the overlap with a warm iron but be careful to remove all the glue residue from your iron before using it to press other fabric.

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