Add a dazzling touch to your future embroidery projects with Mylar Magic! Rather than using metallic embroidery thread, using mylar is a more affordable alternative that also adds a glitter like appearance.
Mylar is a shiny plastic film placed into a mylar embroidery design partway through the sewing process. It works with any color of embroidery thread. Given its reflective nature, using a piece of mylar allows much more light to reflect off your embroidery designs and gives it a beautiful sparkly sheen that draws the eye.
Receive 20 sheets. Each sheet is 18″ x 30″ and can be used to embroider multiple designs.
When embroidering laundered items with mylar, don’t put the finished item in the dryer on high heat. Although laundering, in general, shouldn’t cause issues (except the normal wear in tear).
The beautiful thing about using mylar is that in terms of color, it has a 1 size fits all approach. You don’t have to buy separate colors of mylar, instead, mylar picks up whatever color of thread you’re using on top of it!
How to Use Mylar Embroidery Sheets:
Trying any new embroidery technique can be daunting at first, but it’s almost always worth it! Remember the first time you stitched out an applique design? Follow the steps in this tutorial when sewing out a mylar design:
Step 2: Run regular embroidery element until you reach the “Placement Line” which will stitch a single running stitch outlining the shape for Mylar placement.
Step 3: Place one piece of Mylar film over the “Placement Line”, use painter’s tape if needed to hold Mylar in place.
Step 4: Start the machine and stitch the “Tack Down” single running stitch.
Step 5: Embroidery all the loose-fill stitch elements on the Mylar film.
Step 6: Before embroidering the finishing outline stitches tear away the Mylar film.
Step 7: Once the mylar file has been completely removed embroider the finishing outline stitches within the design
Still not quite sure how to stitch out mylar? Here’s a great video to walk you through it:
Use Mylar Specific Embroidery Designs:
Mylar embroidery designs are digitized with a thinner density specifically for the thin film of mylar to be added underneath the fill areas & allow light to penetrate between the stitches & create a beautiful glitter like effect. Much like an applique design as well, digitizing mylar requires a tack down running stitch to hold the material in place.
That being said, you can embroider mylar embroidery designs without inserting a sheet of mylar however you can not embroider a regular embroidery design with a piece of mylar.