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Most important points for embroiders

Most Important Points For Getting Best Results To Embroider A Design

We suggest you to follow suggestions when embroidering store design or custom digitizing service for your design. These points will help you to get good results. If still you will have any concern please feel free to contact us.

Please make sure  your fabric is enough tight in hoop and it won’t  be flexible during the needle working on it.

Embroidery machine needles have sharp tips also larger eyes than our regular stitching needles. That eye can accommodate embroidery threads. It’s highly recommended, and The sharp tips help the needle penetrate tightly woven embroidery fabrics and felt.

What should be your bobbin tensions?

The answer to this question is Proper bobbin tension is necessary for good embroidery. If tension is too strong, outcast bobbin thread may begin to display on top of your garment, and you may begin to feel frequent thread cracks, which consumes time and money. Bobbin tensions should be 18 to 22 grams for normal fabric and upto 25 when embroidering on caps.

When hooping, a sheet of stabilizer, also called backing, is placed behind the garment to retain the fabric from puckering or walking while embroidered. When should I use backing? That’s a very important question. It acts as the basis for your embroidery. The backing is a fundamental piece needed for most machine embroidery projects. We highly recommend you to use backing in the full-back of the fabric, which is under the hoop. 

We suggest you Please choose hoops according to your design size and placement. For example, The 4×4 Hoop has a sewing field of 3.94 x 3.94, So when we have a design under 3.9 Inches, we will choose a 4×4 size hoop instead of bigger than it like 5×7. Because if we use a larger hoop, it will not produce good results because the fabric is flexible in a larger hoop. So always choose a hoop according to your design size.

What is backing for embroidery machine designs?

Do you have an embroidered polo? Would you please Take a look at the interior of the shirt? Under the embroidery, you’ll find a piece of white material (or black). Actually, That’s backing. The backing is a layer (sheet) of material hooped and embroidered along with the fabric which you’re embroidering. This substance acts as a stabilizer, preserving the fabric and stitches while the embroidery process. When hooping, a sheet( Layer) of stabilizer is placed back the garment to keep the fabric from puckering or moving when it’s being embroidered.

When should I use backing?

Use because backing is the base for embroidery. It is very important for many embroidery machine projects.

The use of Suitable backing depends on the item that you want to embroider.

What type of backing should I use?

Embroiders use the rule of thumb while selecting backing.

Backing depends on the fabric thickness. When using thick fabric for embroidery, the backing must be lighter and vice versa.

The following are the important points that you must keep in mind :

Stability of fabric: some fabrics need heavier backing, like stretchy fabric or lose fabric.

But some fabrics need lighter or medium backing like woven fabric.

Stitch density:

Stitch density depends on fabric support. Some fabric (lighter backing)does not support high stitch density.


The backing of the fabric is softer with time and after many washes. Heavier backing.

What size backing is considered light and heavy?

Different sizes of backing are available in the market, ranging from 1 ounce to 3.5 ounces.

These sizes are adjusted in the following categories:

Lightweight categories: from 1 ounce to 1.5 ounce falls in the lightweight category.

Lightweight category: from 2 to 2.75 ounces fall under the lightweight category.

Heavyweight category: from 3 to 3.5-ounce fall in the heavyweight category, 

Are there any projects that don’t require backing?

No need for backing on very few occasions. Otherwise, almost every project related to embroidery needs backing. The stuff that is pre-made will not require backing

If you are using cotton fabric then  try to use double layer for  backing ( stabilizer) to get good results 

Use washable fusion on top of the cap  when embroider your design , It will help to stitch you very well.

Use Plastic paper for Tear away stabilizer if your fabric is fluffy type so it’s better way to get good results.

Use plastic paper when embroidering the small letters to get good results.

Fabric Guidance






Aida Cloth

75/11 sharp point

2.5 oz. cutaway

Any stitch count; both

solid and open designs work well.


recommended on cotton fabrics to avoid puckering caused by


Denim75/11 sharp point2.5 oz. cutaway

Medium to high-stitch-

count designs. Both open and solid, stitch-

filled designs appear well.


stabilizer may

be used to avoid backing showing through. Choose simple designs with low to

medium stitch counts if using tearaway.

Felt75/11 sharp point2.5 oz. cutaway

Any stitch count; solid

designs appear best

Felt is a good choice for


patches, as the edges don’t fray.

Flannel75/11 sharp point2.5 oz. cutaway

Any stitch count; both

solid and open designs work well.


recommended on cotton fabrics to avoid puckering caused by


Faux leather75/11 sharp point2.5 oz. cutaway or tearaway

Any stitch count; both solid and

open designs work well on


Low to medium- stitch-count

designs work

best on clothing.

Faux fur75/11 sharp point2.5 oz. cutaway


count designs and heavy

stitches appear best.

Avoid light

stitches such as running stitches that may get lost

in textured fabric.

Faux suede75/11 sharp point2.5 oz. cutaway or tearaway

Any stitch count; both

solid and open designs work well.

Cutaway will

support heavier stitches best

and prevent puckering;

tearaway may be used with simple, open designs