The softer and bulkier the fabric, the easier stitches disappear in the material, resulting in unsightly embroideries. With SULKY SOLVY every single stitch turns out brilliantly, and even intricate patterns with most detailed embroideries are stitched needle-sharp. The trick is a water-soluble foil that is placed on the fabric prior to embroidering and then washed out without leaving any residues. Even elastic knit fabrics and terry cloth can be embroidered with ease and precision! SOLVY can also be used as fabric backing when both sides of the embroidery are visible – for neat results, e.g. on scarves or towels.

  • a thin and clear water-soluble foil used as a backing or topping
  • easily tearable wash-out topping for high pile fabrics
  • ideal when you do not want any stabilizer residues to show on the top or bottom of fabric
  • foil dissolves in cold water - faster in warm water
  • transparent


  • As a topper and/or backing for high pile fabrics
  • Monogramming
  • Thread Sketching
  • Quilting
  • Appliqué
  • Transferring a Pattern
  • Buttonholes
  • 3-D Work
  • Edges
  • Shadow Work
  • Cut Work
  • Serging
  • when both sides of the embroidery are visible


SULKY SOLVY prevents stitches from getting lost in high-pile fabrics.(e.g.terrry cloth, Fleece, corduroy).SOLVY is a mainly used as a topping therefore a backing might still be needed.
1. Hoop SOLVY topping together with fabric and backing. Embroider design.
2. Once stitching is completed, carefully tear away excess Solvy or simply wash away.
In the case of towels which are not intended to show any stabiliser residues on the back, several layers of Solvy can be placed under the fabric.

For further information on how to use SULKY SOLVY we recommend our SULKY SATABILIZER STARTER KIT.

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SULKY® SOLVY, 25cm x 10m

Order number: 3000004
Content 2.5 m² (€4.60 * / 1 m²)
SULKY® SOLVY, 50cm x 10m

Order number: 3000034
Content 5 m² (€3.80 * / 1 m²)
SULKY® SOLVY, 100cm x 25m

Order number: 3000064
Content 25 m² (€2.76 * / 1 m²)