self welt
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(pronounced sehlf WEHLT)

An upholstery term describing the practice of finishing the seams of an upholstered piece with a welt covered in the same fabric as the item itself. This method tends to make the seam seem (couldn’t resist!) to disappear, which can either focus attention on the fabric’s pattern or create a more understated piece overall if a solid fabric is used.