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Want Mental Stability? Use Embroidery Stabilizer!

Posted by Joan on July 14, 2006

Embroidery Stabilizing for Machine Embroidering
By Sandy Carter

Here are some tips to get good results with your embroidery designs sewing.

1. When it’s possible, run your outline stitching first, this will help stabilize your fabric even further!

2. I prefer layering solvy while stitching out a design to add dimension. Sometimes the “film” solvy can get a bit heavy using this technique, causing stiffness and can be difficult to remove. We’ve found a great “web” type that gets the job done with less stiffness and is super easy to remove! The film type soluble is still best for the base layer & I use it for every design I stitch on any fabric that water will not harm.

3. We’ve all heard the “stabilize, stabilize, …” To the point that I’m now seeing a lot of you over stabilizing! This creates as many problems as you’re trying to eliminate and wasting money. Don’t over stabilize, use 1 or 2 layers of the correct stabilizer. Ask us about our commercial backings to get the best possible results for all your embroidery needs!

Embroidery Stabilizing for Machine Embroidering

Even though I don’t have my own embroidery machine (big YET), I learned the importance of stabilizing as a tailor.

Sometimes I’ve had to repair a garment that had a bit of torn lace. And if I just try to stitch where something is missing, the new part wants to bubble up and get all stretched out. Yikes!

So read the rest of this article and stay out of trouble. Trying to come back later and mash the stupid ridges of stitches flat with a steam iron is no fun.

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