Embroidery Stabilizers (Backings)

Embroidery stabilizers, otherwise known as backing, make smooth machine embroidery possible. However, matching the right stabilizer to the fabric you’re embroidering on is the secret to a successful end result.

While the number and variety of embroidery stabilizers continues to grow, there remains four basic types of stabilizers: cut away, tear away, heat away, and wash away. Each is defined by the method used to remove it from the fabric once the embroidery is complete.

Variants of stabilizers are available – permanent vs temporary, various weights, fusible or non-fusible, adhesive-backed or toppings (embroidery stabilizers used on top of the fabric instead of beneath).

The backing you choose will depend on the type of fabric, the nature of the embroidery design, and the end use. To find out which stabilizer would fit your fabric, check out this infographic.

We recommend keeping several types of backing on hand, and make test samples before permanently stitching out a design.

  • Charcoal Vilene Iron On Stabilizer (Interfacing)

    Vilene Iron On stabilizer is an interfacing. It's soft, non-woven, fusible interlining with stabilizing vertical threads; suitable for front and small parts of garments (specifically cotton) and creative work.

    Soft handle for light and delicate fabrics ideal for dressmaking and clothing.

     

    R13.00R1,257.00 incl. VAT
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  • White Vilene Iron On Stabilizer (Interfacing)

    Vilene Iron On stabilizer is an interfacing. It's soft, non-woven, fusible interlining with stabilizing vertical threads; suitable for front and small parts of garments (specifically cotton) and creative work.

    Soft handle for light and delicate fabrics ideal for dressmaking and clothing.

     

    R13.00R1,210.00 incl. VAT
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  • White Soft Cut Away Stabilizer

    Soft cut away stabilizer helps control that tell-tale appearance of stabilizer behind light colored garments and is soft next to the skin. Use like a cut-away stabilizer, cutting away excess.

    Cut Away stabilizer is a permanent backing which remains on the fabric and keeps it stable during and after embroidery.

    The proper use of a Cut Away stabilizer will prevent your embroidery from pulling, sagging or puckering and will add stability to your garment.

     

    R5.90R1,791.60 incl. VAT
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  • Charcoal Cut Away Stabilizers

    Cut Away stabilizer is a permanent backing which remains on the fabric and keeps it stable during and after embroidery. The proper use of a Cut Away stabilizer will prevent your embroidery from pulling, sagging or puckering and will add stability to your garment.

     

    R19.00R1,653.00 incl. VAT
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  • White Cut Away Stabilizers

    Cut Away stabilizer is a permanent backing which remains on the fabric and keeps it stable during and after embroidery.

    The proper use of a Cut Away stabilizer will prevent your embroidery from pulling, sagging or puckering and will add stability to your garment.

     

    R8.60R748.00 incl. VAT
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  • Water Soluble Stabilizer – Non-Woven Avalon Plus

    The Non-Woven Avalon Plus Wash Away Stabilizer is a firm, water soluble stabilizer with the strength of a non-woven fabric. It dissolves in warm water with no residue, allowing the finished embroidery free of any hint of the backing used to create it.

     

    R36.00R2,778.00 incl. VAT
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  • Iron On Tear Away Stabilizer (Stitch & Tear)

    Iron On Tear Away stabilizer makes it easier to keep your knits and stretchy fabric stable without stretching or distorting the fabric.

    Also, it prevents any grain shifting that might occur during stitching, especially on a large area. Excellent while stitching appliques or sequins on the fabric.

     

    R12.00R554.00 incl. VAT
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  • Iron Away Trick Film Stabilizer – Avalon Plastic

    Avalon Iron Away trick film is a thin, transparent plastic melt-away film which can be used either as an embroidery topping on fabrics with pile or as a stabilizer with delicate fabrics. Also, it can be torn or melted away.

     

    R12.00R554.00 incl. VAT
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  • Black Tear Away Stabilizers (Stitch & Tear)

    Tear-away stabilizers are temporary backings for embroidery. Perfect for all types of decorative stitch-work including embroidery, appliqué, cut-work and monogramming. Prevents fabric from puckering, and adds stability to the design area.

     

    R7.50R580.00 incl. VAT
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  • White Tear Away Stabilizers (Stitch & Tear)

    Tear-away stabilizers are temporary backings for embroidery. Perfect for all types of decorative stitch-work including embroidery, appliqué, cut-work and monogramming. Prevents fabric from puckering, and adds stability to the design area.

     

    R6.00R838.00 incl. VAT
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  • Water Soluble Stabilizer – Avalon Plastic

    Avalon water soluble stabilizer is a thin PVA plastic film of 35 microns thick. The wash-away film provides extra stability for fabrics like knitwear and stretchy fabrics. Also, it can be used as a topping or backing to help improve the appearance of embroidery.

     

    R8.80R220.00 incl. VAT
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