Embellish™ Fusible Soft Cutaway is for use to support knits and other unstable fabrics for machine embroidery. It’s unique, non-directional textured pattern adds strength to the stabilizer while eliminating bulk and is often seen in logos and other designs placed on t-shirts, polos, athletic wear, costume fabric, kid’s garments and onesies.
Use this fusible version to prevent stretching while hooping your fabric. The added fusible prevents the fabric from shifting while embroidering, resulting in perfect outline stitches.
Also available in a non-fusible version.
To use Embellish™ Fusible Soft Cutaway:
- Cut a piece of the stabilizer at least one inch larger than the hoop size you are planning to use.
- Fuse the entire piece of the stabilizer on to the back of the garment using a low to medium temp, dry iron (260°F (120°C) Silk Setting). When pressing the stabilizer on to the garment, the iron surface should touch the fabric, NOT the stabilizer. Use a press cloth or sheet if necessary.
- Hoop the garment and place the embroidery frame on to the machine. Complete the layout and centering of the design.
- Important! If the design is denser than 6,000 stitches or if it is a poorly digitized design (too many stitches for design size),”float” one layer of Embellish™ Tearaway between the hoop and the bed of the machine for each additional 8,000 stitches for added support! After the design is complete the tearaway can be torn away leaving just the soft mesh against the skin.
- After the design is complete, remove the garment from the machine and embroidery hoop. To remove Embellish™ Fusible Soft Cutaway it may be necessary to re-heat the stabilizer and peel it back gently to the design and trim.
*Tip! If embroidering knit, don’t forget to use topping!
*Tip! To get extra support on large or problem designs without adding bulk, try using two layers of the fusible mesh. This will offer a tremendous amount of stabilization without stiffness.
**NOTE: All irons heat differently. The iron temperature given above is a starting point. If you find that you are not getting a good fuse, slowly increase your irons temperature until you achieve a good bond between the fabric and stabilizer.