Rip-Away Appliqué

Term of the Week: Rip-Away Appliqué

Appliqué fabrics are available in various colors, patterns, and prints, but, rip-away materials have become a game-changer in this embroidery process as it eliminates the need to cut any fabric for the design.

When these materials are embroidered, the needle penetrations in the cover stitch perforate the film, which allows the operator to rip away the excess. With this process, the final product does need to be heat sealed to finish the garment. Rip-away appliqué products come in such a wide range of styles and prints that it allows for more possibility and has created a new decoration method in the industry.

Source: Andrea Bommarito