Fusible Stabilizers

Stabilizers are materials used in sewing to hold fabric flat and inflexible so it is more easily stitched. They are named for the method required to remove them from fabric after embroidery is finished: tear-away, heat-away, wash-away and cut-away. Choosing the best type of stabilizer for your project will improve results. Your choice of stabilizer depends on the type of fabric, your stitching design and the end use of the item that you are embroidering.