Save a Little on Machine Embroidery Stabilizer!

December 3, 2011 in General, Tips & Tricks

My favorite stabilizer to use while embroidering with my Baby Lock Esante is the kind that you can hoop and stick your fabric to and then it tears, this: Stik-Tear, Tear-Away Stabilizer! I LOVE being able to hoop only the stabilizer and then positioning and sticking my item-to-be-embroidered right on the stabilizer (especially when I'm working with onesies or a class full of students when hooping needs to be quick)! So, I thought, to save a little bit on stabilizer, I'd do the following: after I have embroidered once, I carefully tear away my project, creating what it would look like below.          After, I have torn away my design from the stabilizer, I then cut a small square to place over the hole, as shown below.          I cover the hole and peel away the sticky, so that I can use it once more and it works fabulously! I wouldn't recommend using this trick on all projects or really more than once, but it's a handy little trick for simple projects! 2 of those cut out squares equals one entire 5 x 7 hoop sheet; so, for every 2 things you embroider, you save one sheets worth! 😀 

1 response to Save a Little on Machine Embroidery Stabilizer!

  1. Good tip. I will have to try this. Thank you.