The correct stabilization of the embroidery is a process that requires the utmost attention and certain knowledge. How to choose the right type of stabilizer? Which one to choose for a thin fabric and which one for thick? What type of stabilization should be used for elastic types of fabrics, and what for non-elastic? These questions are of concern to many, both beginners and already experienced embroiderers.
Many famous manufacturers, when releasing their stabilizers, give instructions how to use them. However, in embroidery, as in any other activities, there are exceptions and nuances. In addition, to make the final result successful, and embroidery beautiful, you need to resort to the most seemingly strange ideas.
As is known, the main problem faced by embroiderers is the puckering of the fabric or wrinkling of embroidery. In addition, sometimes you can notice missing stitches or tightening the thread.
Despite this, if you approach the embroidery correctly, learn about the types of stabilizers and their using instructions, and choose the right type of fabric, everything will be ok. Of course, to make something perfectly you need a lot of experience. The more effort you put in, the sooner you will figure out what and how to do.
Attend online webinars, courses that will help you quickly understand the specifics of the stabilization and embroidery process.
Today we will answer with you a few key questions. They are:
~ How to choose the right stabilizer in the ratio of price and quality?
~ How does the cut-away stabilizer differ from the tear-away one? Which is better?
~ Moreover, we will tell about what is a Cloud Cover Stitch. And how to use it?
I would like to start with two basic laws of stabilization. This is something similar to the laws in physics. That is, they are mandatory for compliance. They should be remembered and not violated. It is simple.
The first rule: For unstable, elastic fabrics ~ Cut-away stabilizer.
Since such fabrics are stretch, they shrink after washing. We strongly recommend using a cut-away stabilizer ONLY as a lower one. For particularly light and delicate use fabrics a water-soluble stabilizer on the top. Such stabilization method is called “sandwich”. Conditionally we can designate it by the following formula: Cut-away stabilizer ~ Fabric ~ Water-soluble stabilizer.
The second rule: for stable, dense, inelastic fabrics ~ Tear-away stabilizer. In addition, we recommend using this type of stabilizer for transparent fabrics such as tulle and organza. Since if you use a cut-away type of stabilizer, it will be enlightened through the fabric. Also, tear-away is simply removed after embroidery, leaving no traces. It is impossible to do such manipulations with a cut-away stabilizer.
Let`s talk about another thing.
In addition, the design of machine embroidery also affects the choice of a suitable type of stabilizer. Therefore, the design can be contour, or with dense filling stitches. The lighter design, the greater the weight of the embroidery itself. Remember that in this case, when choosing a stabilizer, it is important to look at the density of stitches not on their amount. Since the number of stitches for a simple and complex design can be the same.
Hence, we can conclude that for thin, light fabrics, you need to use light contour designs, and vice versa, for dense, stable fabrics you can use densely stitched designs.
In addition, the choice of the stabilizer depends on the basis for embroidery, that is, the object on which embroidery is applied. For example, the tear-off stabilizer is perfect for embroideries on backpacks, paintings, and on other items that you will not use every day and often wash. For embroidery on sports, children’s, jeans clothes or overalls, it is best to use a cut-away stabilizer. It will help the embroidery to remain longer, and not change its appearance after a long washing.
If you compare the stabilizers for price and quality, then it is better to use proven stabilizers from well-known manufacturers. Now we will explain why.
First, cheap stabilizers do not give such protection, as already proven by time and people. Secondly, they can have a non-qualitative uneven structure, which, undoubtedly, will affect the quality of embroidery. Therefore, if you want to get a high-quality result, use only proven stabilizers. Thirdly, you think you saved money and bought a cheaper stabilizer, but the embroidery is bad. It needs to be altered. This is again the additional costs of fabric, thread and stabilizer. As you see, it is not a fact that you will save much by buying a cheap product.
Often our customers ask questions, whether it is possible to over-stabilize or not to fully stabilize the fabric. The answer is simple. Excessive using of the stabilizer leads to the fact that embroidery seems cumbersome.
To summarize the using of two layers of cut-away or tear-away stabilizer does not always improve the quality of embroidery. Do not use two layers of the same stabilizer for dense, non-elastic, stable fabrics.
Let`s talk about another thing.
Did you notice that after washing the embroidery shrinks? The contours are lost, and the outlines become not clear, but rather vague? You may notice such changes in the way that you used a tear-away stabilizer, not observing the correct conditions for its using. Moreover, if a cut-away stabilizer is used, the embroidery remains the same even after several washings, without changing the color, shape and clarity.
Quite often, it is necessary to embroider on fluffy fabrics, such as terry cloth, cotton fabric with a ribbed structure, corduroy, and fleece. The main feature of such embroidery is that often stitches may lost in the pile of fabric. As a result, the embroidery is not clear and blurry. To avoid this, we recommend a novelty from the famous German firm Madeira. They released the product, Easy Aqua Supreme Topping. It is a film, very similar to the plastic wrap. Used such a film as an upper stabilizer, just as if we use water-soluble stabilizers Madeira. Easy Aqua will help you cope with the embroidery on such fabrics, and for you it will no longer be a problem. You can easily remove it. To get rid of small particles use a steam or hot iron.
In addition, our customers ask whether to hoop or not to hoop the fabric. Remember; always hoop the fabric, if it is possible. Do not hoop only delicate fabrics, where you may see traces (velour, velvet, silk). In this case, you should hoop only the stabilizer. The fabric is glued on the top with a glue of a temporary fixation. In all other cases, ALWAYS hoop the fabric.
Remember that the result depends on the hooping itself. Always check whether you clamped the screw tightly. And whether the fabric does not slip off the edges of the embroidery frame. In addition, the fabric should be well stretched, since if there are wrinkles on it, the embroidery will not be successful.
The last question for today, what is a Cloud Cover Stitch? And how to buy it?
Cloud Cover Stitch is quite popular project from the manufacturers of products for machine embroidery. It is a thin film, externally very similar to food wrap. This allows you to make the wrong side of the embroidery perfectly smooth. It is ideal if the embroidery stitches or stabilizer cause minor irritations on the skin, and damage it.
Cloud Cover Stitch is perfectly preserved on the fabrics even after several washings. Another major advantage is that it allows you to protect the stitches from melting. You may notice it on light thin fabrics.
In addition, Cloud Cover Stitch is very useful for embroidery on baby clothes. After all, the child’s skin is very tender. Often it happens that embroidery irritates the baby’s skin and even you may notice red spots on it. Using the Cloud Cover Stitch, you can protect the delicate and sensitive skin of your child.
This product will be necessary to embroidery on collars, and cuffs. Using it for knitted fabrics protects it from excessive stretching. Cloud Cover Stitch is glued with a hot iron (temperature 110-120 degrees), but without the using of steam function. Keep the iron on the surface for 8 to 10 seconds.
Keep Cloud Cover Stitch in a dry, dark place, where direct sunlight does not reach, in a sealed package.
It is possible to wash the Cloud Cover Stitch with the cloth, but not exceeding the temperature of 40 degrees. Mind that Cloud Cover Stitch is NOT a STABILIZER.
We have discussed with you the issues that are extremely important to many of our customers. Now you can easily determine which stabilizer you need to use for a certain type of fabric, you know what differences between tear-away and cut-away stabilizer, and which is better. In addition, we reviewed the improved stabilizer, Madeira, which allows you to avoid entanglement of embroidery in a fleecy fabric called Easy Aqua Supreme Topping. Moreover, we talked about no less important product Cloud Cover Stitch, which you may use for the wrong side of the embroidery and allows you to make the surface perfectly smooth.
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