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Stabilizers - ELNA eXpressive 860 Instruction Manual

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Types of the stabilizers
Usage
Type
Stable woven fabrics
Tear-away
Knits and all kinds of unstable fabrics
Iron-on
Knits and all kinds of unstable fabrics
Cut-away
Cutwork or lace embroidery
Water soluble
Right side of looped fabrics such as towels to avoid loops
coming through the embroidery
NOTE:
Sticky type stabilizers can be used only for securing a small piece of fabric or work that cannot be secured in the hoop.
Or securing velvet and other napped fabric that would be permanently marked by the hoop.
Clean the bobbin holder after stitching as glue can get stuck on it.

Stabilizers

To create the best quality embroidery, it is important to
use stabilizers.
How to use:
Attach the stabilizer to the wrong side of the fabric.
You may need to use more than one layer.
For firm fabrics, you may place thin paper under the
fabric.
The non-adhesive type should be used when embroi-
dering fabric which cannot be ironed or for sections
which are difficult to iron.
Cut the stabilizer larger than the embroidery hoop and
set it on the hoop so that the entire piece is fastened
with the hoop to prevent any looseness in the fabric.
Attaching the stabilizer
Place the wrong side of fabric and the glossy side of the
stabilizer together. Fold up a corner of the stabilizer and
fuse it with an iron.
NOTES:
Fold up a corner of the stabilizer, to make it easier to
peel off the excess stabilizer after stitching.
Ironing temperatures vary depending on the kind of
adhesive stabilizer you are using.
Property
Made from a fiber that will tear easily.
Adhesive type fusible with an iron.
Non-woven fabric that does not tear.
A thin film that will dissolve in water.
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