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.
‘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.
Where to buy Mylar
Our iridescent Sweet Pea Essentials Mylar Sheets are perfect for all of your craft, art and machine embroidery projects. The pink and blue rainbow iridescence adds visual interest, sparkle, glitz and shine to your appliqué and machine embroidery projects.
Each package contains two slightly different coloured iridescent 18-micron thick mylar sheets:
Iridescence ent pink – 1m (39.5″) x 0.5m (19.5″)
iridescent blue – 1m (39.5″) x 0.5m (19.5″)
Sweet Pea Essentials Mylar sheets are perfect for the following projects: https://swpea.com/collections/mylar-designs
Is Mylar washable? Can it be used in a quilt, for example?
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
Can you use the mylar for embroidery from the inflated baloons which are advertised as mylar baloons?
we have never used mylar balloons but some people in our facebook group have and says it works 🙂
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!
Hi I don’t know where you live but in Australia we bought our Mylar at http://www.echidnaclub.com.au/shop/EM-Opal-mylar-opalescent-film?keyword=Mylar&category_id=0&description=1&model=1
In the USA we have been told that Mylar can be found at Walmart online it’s called Mylar Shimmer Sheetz Sampler
I believe it’s also avalable at the Dollar Tree, in the gift wrap section.