Cotswold Introduces New Stitch Topping

August 16, 2012

Cotswold Industries, New York, has introduced 486 Clear — a new stitch topping designed to keep embroidery stitches from sinking into fabrics.

The water-soluble, invisible film topping creates a smooth, even surface that supports stitches, and allows for crisp definition and good detail, according to the company.  

It works on towels, seersucker, velvet, knits, Lycra spandex and fleece. It also can be used to protect a delicate fabric from hoop burn.

The 486 Clear topping is hooped along with the fabric and stabilizer. Once the sewing is finished, the excess topping is torn away and remnants are easily dissolved by lightly spraying the design with water, dabbing with a damp cloth or cotton swab, or lightly steaming with an iron.

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