3 Types of embroidery stabilizers


Dreamer, today we will show you 3 types of embroidery stabilizers you can use in your projects for the best results… continue reading to learn more about them.

The success of your machine embroidery depends on several factors, such as the fabric, the thread, the type of embroidery, the quality of the stitching, and the backing or stabilizer that you use in your project.

This last one is an essential element that we can’t underestimate.

It’s a fundamental part of the embroidery as it gives support to the fabric and increases its resistance.

So that each of the stitches in your design is perfect and thus avoids deformations or wrinkles between the fabric and the embroidery thread.

Below, we show you the three most common types of stabilizers you can find.

Cut away backings

Because of its tough fibers, a firm type of stabilizer should be cut with scissors before and after embroidering to remove the excess.

When using this stabilizer, choose a soft and flexible one.


Avoid ssupporttiff textures, as it will be easier to place them when embroidering.

The garment will not look wrinkled after wearing it and washing it several times.

  • Use it on vinyl leather, fleece, lycra, piques, nylon, and microfiber.

Tear away backings

This type of stabilizer offers support but tends to be thinner and more flexible.

The weight of the needle weakens the backing fibers, so when you finish your embroidery, it’s easy to remove it by pulling it to remove the excess.

  • You can use it with soft fabrics such as suede, fleece, satin, silk, or toweling.

Water soluble stabilizers

It’s a thin stabilizer, as its name suggests.

When you add a little water, the material dissolves, leaving only the thread of your embroidery.

You can find it in different thicknesses.

  • And it’s perfect for translucent or transparent fabrics, such as tulle, batiste, or organza.

As we tell you at the start, the embroidery stabilizers are an essential material in your projects.

Don’t doubt to use it and start to have your embroideries with excellent quality in each stitch.

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