We have been getting lots of emails about the difference between Fabri-Solvy and Transfer-Eze. Both of these great products are printable water soluble film on a paper backing. You can quickly and easily get your embroidery designs ready to stitch in just seconds with either of them!
The difference between the two name brands is the size of the sheet you print on. Fabri-Solvy is a FULL 8 1/2” x 11” just like your regular paper. Transfer-Eze is 8” x 11”, 1/2” smaller than regular paper.
With either paper, just print your design using your copier putting the Fabri-Solvy or Transfer-Eze in the paper try. Pull the printed film off the backing paper and finger press onto your fabric. Add your hoop and embroider right through the film. You will always have a perfectly accurate design illustration the designer wants you to stitch! QUICK & EASY. If you don’t stitch over all the printed lines perfectly – no problem. When you have finished your stitching, ALL the lines will dissolve leaving only your lovely embroidery!
Dissolve the film in your sink with a generous amount of warm water. It is fun to watch the film dissolve in just a few minutes. I usually can’t be patient so I swish the water around to see the film dissolve. Having plenty of water helps everything dissolve. Rinse the fabric under fresh warm water when you are finished.
Lay your design flat on a bath towel to soak up the water. I iron my embroidery wrong side up on the bath towel using a steam iron. If you want, you can use a little spray starch too to crisp up your design.
Give Fabri-Solvy or Transfer-Eze a try. You will be so happy to have a perfect design to stitch in just a very short time….no more using the light box to trace your designs!