You asked: What kind of embroidery stabilizer should I use?

In general, a cutaway will provide stronger support than a tearaway of a similar weight. Most of the time, we recommend using a medium weight cutaway stabilizer for best embroidery results.

How do I know which stabilizer to use?

Here are few simple tips to select a stabilizer:

  1. Check the voltage, current & power rating of the device. …
  2. In India standard service voltage will be 230VAC, 50 Hz.
  3. To get the maximum power – Multiply “230 x Max rated Current” of all the equipment that are to be connected to the stabilizer.

Do I need to use a stabilizer for embroidery?

A stabilizer (referred to in industrial circles as backing) is an essential for machine embroidery. It is used to support the fabric during the stitching process to keep puckering or stretching from occurring. The choice of stabilizer can make or break an embroidery project.

What can I use instead of fabric stabilizer?

Cotton, sweatshirt materials, fleece, flannel are all good alternatives to fabric stabilizers.

What does fabric stabilizer do?

General info on Stabilizers:



Stabilizer supports the fabric while maintaining weave and grain. It also provides body, gives hand to the fabric, and prevents fraying. Interfacing only provides body, shape, and weight to a specific area. Typically stabilizer is applied to the WRONG side of fabric.

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What goes on the back of embroidery?

Under the embroidery, you’ll find a piece of white material (or black). That’s backing. Backing is a sheet of material that is hooped and embroidered along with the fabric you’re embroidering. This material acts as a stabilizer, supporting the fabric and stitches during the embroidery process.

How do you seal the back of an embroidery?

Simply heat-press the ST104 film on the back of your embroidery (shiny side against the fabric) to provide a seal and stop water from penetrating through needle holes. Will remain firm when washed up to 40°C.

What is the best backing for embroidery?

How To: Choose The Right Embroidery Backing

  • Basic cutaway backing is the most commonly used. …
  • No-show backing is a very lightweight, waffle-weave cutaway backing, ideal for lightweight and pastel knit fabrics. …
  • Tearaway backing is best for woven fabric, including denim, chambray, twill, nylon oxford and canvas.
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