Sew Stable will stabilise fabric before machine embroidery. By stabilising the fabric with Sew Stable you will eliminate the need for a hoop and stiffen the fabric so that it does not bunch up whilst you are embroidering. Sew Stable washes out completely when the embroidery is completed. Sew Stable stiffens the fabric just enough so that the needle can still penetrate the fabric easily but, without the material puckering under the sewing machine foot. Tear away backings usually pull the finished embroidery out of shape. Prior treatment of the fabric with Sew Stable eliminates the need for tear away backings and therefore eliminates the problem. Ideal for light garments where a backing will show through the material .