The simple principles of embroidery backing – when, how, and why?

The simple principles of embroidery backing – when, how, and why?


If you embroidery on towel, velvet or wool fabric, make sure use backing to prevent thread falling into fabric. There are two different types of embroidery lining, that is water soluble water soluble and iron melting type.


The beauty of hot-melt surface lining is not required to wet your product, also very convenient and fast. Hence when your fabric can withstand the hot iron at high temperature, you may be more willing to choose the hot melt lining.


hot melt lining

Hot melt lining tips:
1. If you are not sure whether your fabric can withstand the temperature of the iron, just take a small piece of paper cloth, then test it.
2. Inferior hot melt lining will leave stains and odors in the cloth, so we should pay attention to buy good quality products.
3. Never use a steam iron and press on the hot melt lining.
4. Put a piece of paper on top of the embroidery, hot melt lining will be better to remove through the paper.


water soluble interlining

Water soluble interlining tips:
1.If your cloth is not suitable for using hot melt lining, should use water soluble backing, and is likely to wet your products.
2.When your cloth is thick, and you need to use some layers of thin water soluble lining, thicker water soluble fabric can replace. If your fabric can use water soluble lining and hot melt lining – then choose the one you love more. This is really a matter of personal preference.
3.Thick fabric and compact pattern with thicker embroidery lining, thin fabric and loose pattern with thin embroidery lining.
4. Embroidery with gold and silver thread, please avoid to use 100% polyester interlining. Try to use some natural materials embroidery lining (cotton or polyester with viscose). When thread and needle pass through, there is less friction and broken. This is true for any stitch yarns, but there are some special hints for the gold and silver thread.

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