1.5 oz. Invisible Mesh Cut Away. ( 1 min. 26 sec.)
This invisible mesh is simply the most exciting new product in our entire SuperStable line. Embroidery has come a long way in the last few years, where most embroiderers only had 1 tear away and 1 cut away, which they lived and died with. Back then, stabilizers were made for so many other types of manufacturing, such as vacuum filters or car seats, but those days are long gone. Research advanced rapidly, new formulas were created strictly for the embroiderers and our very own invisible mesh is a result of years of trial and error.
The mesh can be used by itself as a regular cut away stabilizer and once you have cut the extra around the back of your finished product, you will be left with a perfect no-show garment. The days of seeing this ugly visible patch through the shirt are now over. It is stable because of our special formula and a diagonally embossed finish. Furthemore, it can also be used with other stabilizers in a powerful combination for various fabrics, such as polyester and performance wear.
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As with any stretchy fabric, embroidering on performance wear can be tricky if you don’t use the right stabilizer. It’s possible that the embroidery may look fine when you finish it, but without proper support after washing it can pucker and even lose registration as stitches are pulled out of shape.
The best stabilizer to use for most performance styles is a no-show diagonal nylon mesh. It has a diagonal embossed pattern that is more stable than previous versions. When this type of mesh is still in its molten form, a giant steam roller comes over it to give it an embossed pattern. This enhances its stability and the diagonal pattern offers the greatest degree of multidirectional stability. This means it is easier to hoop drum tight, which allows for the tightest registration and least amount of puckering and looping.
A way to good test your stabilizer’s directional stability is to stretch it in all directions including diagonally. The more multi-directionally stable the material is, the better the registration. No show diagonal mesh does stretch a little, which is ideal for stretchy fabrics because it will give as the garment gives.
No-show mesh has other advantages for use on performance wear over other cutaways. It is softer, which means it feel better against the skin and drapes better. Also, the mesh is lighter in weight and more translucent so it’s invisible to the naked eye when viewed from the front of the shirt. This is especially important if your performance wear is white or light colored. Traditional stabilizers can sometimes be seen from the front of the shirt as a stiff white square detracting from the overall appearance of the embroidery.
If your stitch counts range between 10,000 and 12,000 stitches, one layer of the diagonal no-show mesh will be sufficient. If your design has more than 10,000 stitches or the stitches are very dense, or they are satin stitches, you will want to pair a layer of no-show mesh with a layer of mid-weight tearaway. Put the mesh closest to the shirt and the tearaway behind it. You will remove the excess tearaway, leaving the soft, sheer, invisible mesh against the body. No show nylon mesh also will protect the skin against scratchy stitches if you use a metallic thread that is a little rougher in texture.