Wash-away are water soluble, transparent stabilizers which make a great embroidery backing or topping. Designed to stabilize delicate, washable fabrics and high pile fabrics such as terry cloth. Solvy Wash-aways can be easily hooped and used under or over the fabric to support open stitches, cut-work or button holes. Stretchable and delicate fabrics will no longer lose their shape as you sew or embroider on them. Use for free-hand embroidery, lace or any project that requires the complete removal of the stabilizer.
|Used for:||Best used on:||Comes in:||Removal:|
|Cut-away stabilizers||Permanent support||Knits, loosely wovens||Light to heavy weights||Not removed, except for cutting away excess|
|Tear-away stabilizers||Temporary support||Firmly woven, natural-fiber fabrics||Light to heavy weights; fusible and nonfusible||Torn away, but not always completely removable, depending on brand and stitch pattern|
|Heat-away stabilizers||Temporary support||Nonwashable, delicate fabrics and for off-the-edge stitching techniques||Woven sheets, plastic film||Completely removable with iron and caution|
|Wash-away stabilizers||Temporary support||Delicate, mesh-like, and difficult-to-mark fabrics; also for cutwork and embroidered appliqués||Plastic film, paper sheets, brush-on or sprayable liquid||Completely removable with water|