Dissolve™ Water Soluble Stabilizer
Why use water soluble stabilizer? Using Dissolve™ allows you to keep your stitches from disappearing in high-pile fabrics (such as towels of fluffy cotton) and is wonderful for lace work since it provides a firm, stable surface on which to stitch.
For embroidery, project variety allows either the front or the back of your project to be hooped.
When finished stitching, simply submerse your project in water and our water soluble stabilizer dissolves.
Here are some tips on how to incorporate Dissolve™ into your projects:
Freestanding Lace is lace which has dense underlay stitching to provide support for when water soluble stabilizer is washed away. Using a single layer of Dissolve 4x™ in the place of fabric, stitch the design into Dissolve 4x™ and when complete, simply soak in water for Dissolve™ to disappear.
Garment Fiber Overlay- With the same techniques as freestanding lace, cut Dissolve 4x™ into the desired shape of the pattern or garment, lay fabric scraps, fibers, thread tails, etc. on top of the Dissolve 4x™ and stitch. Once complete, soak and wear!
Fiber Art - Create projects, your own fabric, shapes, and anything your heart desires by placing any strands of yarn/fiber in between two sheets of Dissolve 4x™ (Click here for a step-by-step guide on creating a guitar Fiber Art)
Heirloom- Use Dissolve™ with repeat rows of stitching since Dissolve™ can be easily washed away, it will not add more work by picking any stabilizer from under your stitches.
Towels- Place Dissolve™ on top of high pile fabrics or high looped fabrics when embroidering. This allows the embroidery design to lie on top of the loops/pile of the fabric without getting tangled in the piles. Simply wash when complete.
Delicate Fabrics- When you don't want to risk a tearaway stabilizer due to the delicate features of certain fabrics, Dissolve™ is a wonderful substitute.
Free Motion Quilting- Trace any design or template onto a sheet of Dissolve 4x™ using a fine point marker. Lay it on top of your quilt and stitch away! Tear any left over scraps and soak to dissolve any left over stabilizer.
Thread Painting- Using Dissolve 4x™ as a base for thread painting, it will provide a sturdy foundation.Our Dissolve™ Water Soluble Stabilizer is a film that dissolves in water. It is excellent for embroidery, monogramming, quilting, lace work, buttonholes, applique, and much more! Easy to use and will work with any hooped project. Simply lay Dissolve™ on top of your project, complete your sewing/quilting/embroidery, and soak in water or run it through a wash cycle.
Try our Dissolve 4x™ Water Soluble Stabilizer (four times thicker than our Dissolve™) for tracing quilt templates. Trace the template design with a fine point sharpie or permanent ink pen, place the Dissolve 4x™ on top of your quilt, and follow your traced design without the need for dealing with template tissue paper falling apart while stitching. Tear away the stabilizer after it has been stitched and any remaining pieces will simply wash away!