Foam embroidery can add a unique dimension to your designs, adding depth and dimension. However, using double the density of stitches as required in flat embroidery designs in order to perforate material and secure its grasp under stitching is necessary for success.
Embroidery on Foam
Foam embroidery can add depth and dimension to designs. It can add dimension to clothing, accessories and home decor items alike.
Foam is an ethylene vinyl acetate material designed for 3D embroidery. Simply lay the foam over your work piece, stitch through to perforate it and tear away any extraneous parts that don’t belong in your design.
To prevent holes from your embroidery design, try water-soluble stabilizers like hoopable paper-release or adhesive stabilizer. These will make your design simpler to remove post embroidery.
Density-wise, the 3d puff foam you select should match that of your top-stitching thread to avoid show-through. I suggest choosing approximately double the coverage density expected for standard flat embroidery; however, this may depend on their respective colors.
Foam Embroidery Tutorial
Foam embroidery can add depth and dimension to embroidery designs, as well as being an impressive way of impressing clients and personalizing work. It adds a special touch that stands out in an otherwise plain work space.
This type of embroidery can be used to create raised designs on items like hats, caps and sports uniforms without needing frequent washes. The technique works best on items which don’t need frequent washings.
Embroidery on foam requires using a needle size and design that are tailored for its best results, for which we suggest the size 75/11 needle as your ideal choice.
Foam embroidery requires selecting a color that will complement your thread colors; white and black are popular options, although you’ll likely come across other hues too.
Next, sew the tack-down stitches that will secure the foam onto your fabric and continue until all areas that require foam embroidery have been completed.
Foam Embroidery Tips
3D foam embroidery can add a distinct touch to any product, and is easy to create using standard satin stitching techniques.
However, you must keep certain points in mind to achieve optimal results. First is selecting an ideal machine.
Keep the design as straightforward as possible for optimal results. Avoid complex designs featuring text, shapes or other details that would be difficult to transfer onto foam.
Select a high-density foam, typically between 3mm and 4mm thickness, that’s suitable for puff embroidery.
Foam can be unstable, so tape or sticking spray should be used to secure it and stop it from shifting during embroidery. This will also keep the needle from hitting too quickly when stitching it onto fabric.
Foam Embroidery Patterns
Foam embroidery (also known as 3D or puff embroidery) can give your embroidery projects that extra boost they need, adding depth, dimension, and visual impact that will impress friends, clients, or yourself alike! It makes your designs pop from the page!
When using foam, there are a few key considerations you must keep in mind. First and foremost, only use designs created specifically for this technique.
Second, select a design with a perforated border containing needle penetrations in all directions to allow foam to tear away quickly and smoothly – this will give your project a clean, professional aesthetic.
Final Steps for Sewing on Foam (Part IV) If your stitch angles aren’t catching the foam correctly, it may be necessary to modify either your stitching patterns or stabilizers accordingly.