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Sulky Fabri-Solvy Stabilizer

Sulky Fabri-Solvy Stabilizer

Regular price $8.00 AUD
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Sulky Fabri-Solvy stabilizer is a temporary fabric-like water soluble stabilizer. For use as a topper or backing, it has a soft, silky feel against the skin and behaves like fabric during embroidery. It easily washes away, placing no stress on your beautiful thread work. It is unaffected by heat from your sewing machine bed. It can be hooped alone and computerized embroidery can be done directly onto it. You will fall in love with its non-woven strength and the quality it brings to all of your projects.

All Sulky stabilizers are acid and lead free. When you need more surface area buying by the bolt is your best bet! Make your own, liquid brush-on stabilizer and save money over bottle brands!

Sold in 50cm or 1m lengths.  50cm wide

Favourite uses:

  • Machine Embroidery (as a topper)
  • Monogramming
  • Thread Sketching
  • Topper
  • Quilting
  • Appliqué
  • Transferring a Pattern
  • Bridging
  • Buttonholes
  • 3-D Work
  • Edges
  • Shadow Work
  • Cut Work
  • Heirloom Sewing
  • Serging


  • You can use either side of the Super Solvy. One side may feel "rougher", but there is no right or wrong side.
  • To make a liquid, brush-on stabilizer, save all scraps every time you use your Solvy products (except for Paper Solvy which has a wood component). Dissolve the equivalent of 1/2 yd. (18 x 20 inches) of the product in 8 oz or enough scraps to consistency needed in 8 oz. of water. Brush onto any area you want to stabilize. Allow area to dry completely (this can be sped up with a hairdryer). After stitching, remove by submerging in water for a minute or two until all of the product is dissolved. Store the unused portion of your liquid stabilizer in the refrigerator in a labeled, tightly sealed jar.
  • Before you use lightweight Solvy (and/or Super Solvy) as a stabilizer under your machine embroideries, be aware that they do not support as many stitches as tear-away or cut-away stabilizers, so carefully consider your design choice.
  • If you don’t have any Super Solvy on hand and you want to make Solvy as thick and firm as Super Solvy, two layers of Solvy or Super Solvy can be fused together by applying a warm, dry iron for several seconds - use a press cloth if your iron does not have a non-stick surface.
  • Because all Sulky Water Soluble Stabilizers are made from non-woven materials they don’t stretch in any direction. Sulky Super Solvy is a firm, see-through stabilizer that is excellent to trace a design onto.
  • Two layers of Super Solvy can also be fused together in this manner for a much heavier, more stable piece.
  • Transfer a pattern to the right side of a fabric by tracing it onto Solvy with a permanent marker and adhering with KK 2000 Temporary Spray Adhesive - then stitch.
  • Are you wondering...are Sulky water solubles fusible? This area of water solubles is a little confusing. Only Sulky Sticky Fabri-Solvy is sticky (it's not truly fusible, because you don't actually use an iron to fuse it; it comes sticky, with a release sheet on it). Over the years we have "ironed" layers of Solvy or Super Solvy together with a warm, dry, non-stick iron. They only "fuse" to themselves, though. This process will not make them stick to fabric. It just makes them heavier. We did this a lot before we had the very heavy Ultra Solvy in our product line. We often used Sulky KK 2000 to adhere to the original product or the now "fused" and heavier product to the fabric before we had Sticky Fabri-Solvy. Ultra Solvy (which is 4 times heavier than regular Solvy), can be wiped with a damp sponge and it becomes tacky and you can stick fabric to it. This will not work with the lighter versions of Solvy, though. We've also made "Liquid Solvy" using scraps from any of the Solvy products (except Paper Solvy which has a wood pulp component). We'd put them in a jar and add water until it was the consistency we wanted, and then apply it with a foam paint brush to fabric, let it dry, and the fabric is very stiff (almost like cardboard), but able to withstand an enormous amount of stitching without puckering. We also use this liquid version to stiffen thread bowls and other artsy thread projects. (There is an actual "recipe" for this liquid Solvy above, but you can make it however thick or thin that you want, and just use your scraps.) So there are a lot of options with Sulky Solvy products, but fusing them to fabric with an iron is not one of them. Because Sulky KK 2000 Temporary Spray Adhesive is not water soluble, you want to be sure that all of the tackiness of the KK 2000 has dissipated before rinsing the Solvy away. It will dissipate naturally in a few days, or to hasten the process you can press the project with a warm dry iron (using a press cloth). Or tumble in a low-temperature dryer for a few minutes. (Heat hastens this dissipation process.)
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