I made my first ever welt today and it was easy, easy, easy! If you've been wanting to give this a try but have been intimidated by it like me, get over it! Your sewing machine will do all the work and all the credit goes to my new best friend - the zipper foot.
Just keep feeding the fabric through, keeping the cord nice and tight inside and before you know it you end up with this:
In case you've been wondering if the dropcloth feels rough to the touch, I can attest that after a couple of wash cycles and lots of fabric softener, the hand is surprisingly pleasant. But don't take my word for it:
Maybe my next dropcloth project is a dog bed?