How to Remove Embroidery from Your Clothing?

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Adding embroidery designs are a great way to make your clothes more stylish. However, if the embroidery design you produced doesn’t seem good enough, you may want to remove them.

So how to remove embroidery from your clothing? Well, as like as crafting embroidery, it is also hard to remove them. However, there are several ways to remove the embroidery.

In today’s document, we will let you know several ways of erasing embroidery from your cloth using various tools.

How to Remove Embroidery from Your Clothing

How to remove Embroidery from clothes easily Without any damage of the fabric

Remove Embroidery with an Embroidery Eraser

The best way to remove the embroidery is by using an embroidery eraser. In fact, professionals use it for their work. The tool should be available on fabric stores as well as online shops. Interestingly, it lets you remove embroidery with ease from any type of fabric. Here is how to use it:

Step-1: Flip the Fabric

The embroidery eraser is pretty safe but still, there are chances of damaging the fabric a bit. That’s why it is recommended to remove the embroidery from the back. By doing so, you can ensure that the minor damages or fuzziness will not be visible from the front. 

It also easier to cut through the embroidery from the back as the embroidery is thinner at there. Remember to detach the stabilized on the embroidery if there are any.

Step-2: Drive the Machine through the Embroidery

Now push the eraser through the stitching. Put enough pressure so that the eraser can cut through the stitching. Try to cut around 1-inch on every push. Don’t put much pressure as it can damage the cloth. If you are working on a small letter or logo, you can erase it entirely at a time. 

Step-3: Remove the next segment

If you have removed a segment of the embroidery then it is time to the next segment. Before doing so try to get rid of the scrap by using your hands. Now position the eraser at where you have stopped. Now push the eraser again to remove around 1-inch as like as earlier. 

Keep doing this until you cover the entire embroidery. Depending on the size and density of the stitches, you may need to erase the same area again.  

Step-4: Remove the threads using a seam ripper

There will be some threads remaining on the embroidery area that you will need to remove using a seam ripper. You can also employ a darning needle to pull the threads. Some of the threads can be also removed easily by using your fingernails. Note that you will need to pluck the threads from the front of the fabric. 

Step-5: Use Lint Roller to Remove the thread dust

There will be some scrap threads and thread dust on the cloth after completing the above steps. The best way to get rid of these is by using a lint roller. Simply roll the tool over the fabric and it should collect most of the scrap and dust.

How to Remove Embroidery with Backing

Embroidery with backing is a little bit tricky to remove. However, you should be able to do this easily by following the given guide:

Step-1: Flip the Garment

Like the previous method, begin with flipping the cloth so that you can access the backing of the embroidery. You need to begin working from the back of the garment to prevent any damage. Emloy a sharp knife or cutter to cut away the backing. Try to cut as much of it as you can without causing any damage to the main fabric.

Step-2: Cut the Stitch Using a Seam Ripper

Now you will need a seam ripper to cut the stitches. If you are working on a cloth with hand embroidery, then you will need to cut every thread one by one. However, you can simply release most of the threads in the stitch by cutting the bobbin thread in the machine embroideries. 

Step-3: Turn the Cloth Right

Now turn the cloth right and use your fingernails to get rid of the remaining embroidery stitches. You may also employ a tweezer to eradicate the small threads. Repeat the steps again to remove the other segments or additional stitches. 

Once all the stitches are removed, you should be able to detach the backing easily. 

How to Fade the Stitch Marks?

After removing the embroidery stitches, most of the fabric should leave an unwanted stitch mark. You should be able to easily eliminate the stitch marks by using an iron. Here is how to do it:

Put the iron at the right setting

Connect the iron and turn it on. Now change the heat settings to the appropriate level depending on the fabric type. If the iron is not labelled by fabric type then choose the hot mode for linen or cotton cloths. For the synthetic and silk products, use the warm mode.

Hold the fabric securely

Now put the fabric on a hard surface for ironing. Before you begin working, use your fingernail to rub the stitch marks for a few times vertically and horizontally. This will make the fabric ready for ironing. 

Use the iron

Now iron the cloth by targeting the area with stitch marks. Make sure to hold the fabric securely with one hand so that the marks get aligned and iron the area. If there are still some marks remaining then repeat the procedure a few times.

We hope that you will be able to remove the embroidery easily from your cloth by using the above guides. 

About Haven Erdman Website Author

About Haven Erdman

Hi there, this is Haven Erdman, the owner, and editor-in-chief of the “sewing associate” website. I am a full-time businessman who owns several sewing shops. I started my sewing journey from home when I was 19 years old. Apart from the businesses, I am a passionate writer who has featured in several fashion blogs. I love to share my experience in the industry with others through writing.

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