Embroidery Stabilizers

The reason for using backing is to stabilize the design you are sewing on the garment. This is the foundation of your design. We all know that if we don't have a good foundation in any walk of life or project, the whole thing will come out wrong. If you build a skyscraper, you better have a good foundation. This also applies to a large stitch count. The more stitches your design has, the more backing you will need. If you only have a light weight backing, use several layers of backing. Four is not too many. You will have to use some common sense judgment on this. Sometimes multiple layers of backing is better than using one layer of a heavier backing.

Click here for OESD stabilizers, or here for Sulky stabilizers.

In-R-Form Plus
In-R-Form Unique Single Sided Fusible Foam Stabilizer Heart/Leaf by Bosal: Single sided fusible laminated to napped tricot. Soft and formable, easy to stitch, and needle friendly. Contains 8 sheets, 5" x 8".

Product #1046716 Cost: $12.75

In-R-Form Plus
In-R-Form Plus Unique Fusible Foam Stabilizer by Bosal: Double sided fusible, laminate Stabilizer. Laminated on both sides with Tricot Fusible. Soft and formable, easy to iron, needle friendly and easy to stitch. Ideal for handbags and totes. Measures 18" x 58".

Product #1046283 Cost: $10.99

Lite Steam-a-Seam 2
Lite Steam-a-Seam 2: Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 Double Stick has a pressure sensitive adhesive that allows for a temporary hold to both the appliqué material and the background material. There is no pressing until your entire appliqué is in place. Once fused, can be machine washed and dried or dry-clean. (The manufacturer does not recommend drying with a dryer sheet.) Bond is strong and permanent. Will not gum up your needle. The Lite Steam-A-Seam is 1/2 the weight of the regular version. Ideal for sheer & lightweight fabrics plus delicate ribbons, trim and lace. Double stick iron-on fabric fusing web. Use for appliqué; will not gum the needle.

Measures 18" wide.

Product #1045663 Cost: $6.99/yd

InnFuse Fusible Craft Film by Innovative Crafts: Ideal for appliqué, patches, crafts, scrapbooking, and much more... Tacky adhesive on both sides allows you to temporarily position and reposition your design during layout. Bonds permanently when ironed. Bond it to wood, fabric, paper, ribbon, & more!

Five sheets, 9" x 12" each.

Product #1043790 Cost: $6.99

Ultra-Light Lutradur by C&T: For fiber arts, mixed media and more! So many ways to play with Lutradur - try them all! Cut, sew, paint, stamp, dye, distress, collage, and sculpt.

  • Revolutionary new material for sewing, crafting, and mixed media arts
  • Spun polyester fibers add beautifully sheer texture to your work
  • Flexible two-yard length is perfect for large or dimensional projects

Size 20" x 2 yds. Color White
Product #1041573 Cost: $11.95

Soft and Stable
ByAnnie's Soft and Stable:
  • Superior to Battings and Other Stabilizers
  • Soft and Comfortable
  • Easy to Sew
  • Great Lasting Body and Stability
  • Lightweight
  • Maintains Shape
  • Gives a Professional Finish to Your Project
  • Washer and Dryer Safe
  • 100% Polyester

Size 36" x 58" Color White
Product #1042728 Cost: $22.75

Pellon Shape-Flex All-Purpose Woven Fusible Interfacing:

Provides crisp support for collars, cuffs, yokes, pockets, facings and other detail areas of a garment. Adds body and permanent stability when used as a backing for needlework and punch embroidery.

For light to medium woven and knit fabrics, including oxford cloth, chambray, gingham, madras, tattersall, pincord, flannel, and polyester/cotton blends. 100% Cotton, 20" Wide.

Color White
Product #1042708 Cost: $5.00/yd

Heat-n-Bond Feather Lite Fusible:

A paper backed sheet of solid feather lite, heat activated adhesive. Its low temperature and short pressing time allows for a wider range of materials. Once applied, it can be sewn through, making it ideal for appliqués, quilts and other sewable feather lite craft projects.

Size 17"
Product #1042953 Cost: $2.18/yd


The multi-use tape for every need. A double-sided clear adhesive tape that clings to fabric, paper, and leather and leaves no residue. No sewing, ironing, or pins needed. 180 inches long and 3/4 inch wide.

Size 17"
Product #1003424 Cost: $4.75

Terial Magic
Terial Magic:

Treating fabrics with Terial Magic allows fabrics to hold shapes and not fray when cut, sewn or ironed. Think of a fabric with paper like qualities that you can cut, sew, iron gather and shape into art or whatever you want to do. It irons beautifully!! Terial Magic lasts, but is water soluble and can be washed out if desired. For more permanence and water resistance, you can apply a clear matte acrylic spray finish. Other uses include appliqué quilting, printing directly onto fabric in your printer, cutting treated fabric in your electronic paper cutter. 24 oz. spray bottle.

Product #1043802 Cost: $14.95

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