Using Mylar in machine embroidery

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Sweet Pea ‘Mylar Christmas Baubles’ design

What is Mylar

Mylar is the trademarked name of a Du Pont product. Mylar is a very strong polyester film that was developed in the 1950s.

It is because of this superior strength, heat resistance, and excellent insulating properties that made  Mylar a popular choice for the making of audio and video tape,batteries and even packing.

Mylar in machine embroidery

This beautiful opalescent film creates a sparkly metallic effect between the stitches .

Our Sweet Pea  ‘Mylar Christmas Bauble’ design has been designed to have deliberately left out spaces between the design stitches to allow the Mylar film to show through.

Most machine embroidery designs are too dense to use Mylar. Normally with machine embroidery  you want the rows of stitching to be close enough together so that you cannot see the fabric underneath.

That is why we have made our ‘Mylar Christmas Bauble’ design with the stitching spaced out like it is. The spaces between the stitching allow the light to reflect off the Mylar behind it and gives the machine embroidery a stunning sparkly effect.

What colour Mylar is best?

We used “Opal Iridescent” in our ‘Mylar Christmas Bauble’ design.

We chose this because it is almost transparent and  it lets you see the background fabric through it giving the machine embroidery more dimension.The colour of the thread that is used in the machine embroidery is also reflected in the Mylar.

machine embroidery, machine embroidery designs, in the hoop, Christmas , Mylar
made by Jenni Pokora

 

machine embroidery, machine embroidery designs, in the hoop, Christmas , Mylar
made by Jenni Pokora
machine embroidery, machine embroidery designs, in the hoop, Christmas , Mylar
made by Jenni Pokora
machine embroidery, machine embroidery designs, in the hoop, Christmas , Mylar
made by Jenni Pokora

‘Mylar Christmas Baubles’ design

The baubles are completely finished in the hoop in one hooping.  There are three different designs.

The designs come in sizes for the 4×4, 5×5 and 6×6 hoops.  You will receive all three sizes with your purchase.

You will need to purchase Mylar for this project.

It is quick and easy to sew making them perfect for craft markets stalls, gifts or Valentines day.

Full photo instructions and directions are included with your purchase.

It is our intention to offer you the best service always and for our designs to be the highest quality.

Designs come in all formats except ART.  Bernina’s can use EXP.  Formats include pes, hus, sew, xxx, jef, vp3, vip, mit, dat, dst etc

As a variation you can just embroider the underlay of the back ground for a completely different look.

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Where to buy Mylar

Mylar for your machine embroidery can be found and purchased online. It is usually sold by the sheet or in a set of sheets. You wont need rolls and rolls of this product as a little goes a long way.

 

A great way to personalize your Christmas Tree or hang as labels on Christmas gifts.

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made by Jenni Pokora

 

machine embroidery design, machine embroidery, in the hoop, Christmas, Mylar

http://swpea.com/products/mylar-christmas-baubles-4×4-5×5-6×6-in-the-hoop-machine-embroidery-design

 

8 comments

    • Hi Sally thanks for your question
      The OPAL and coloured OPAL Mylar is washable.
      HOWEVER the solid Mylar colours and metallic colours are NOT washable. thanks

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  1. Beautiful! Can you tell
    Me where I can buy Mylar online? I cannot find it on Amazon like someone suggested. Thanks so much for your help!

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