If you haven’t tried stitching with Mylar yet, you are in
for a nice surprise! The subtle sparkle really makes embroidery stand out.
Purely Gates is the Mylar embroidery specialist. Not all designs will work with Mylar. Purely Gates digitizes light thread fills, just enough to hold the Mylar in place while allowing the shimmer to show through. Their adorable collection of embroidery designs is on sale for a limited time. Not all Mylar is the same. These designs are digitized to stitch on iridescent opalescent tissue Mylar (not the same as Mylar balloons). You can get it here in sheets. It stitches beautifully and trims easily.
Iridiscent opalescent tissue Mylar takes on the embroidery thread color and adds a reflective property to embroidery designs. When you look at it, you immediately know that it is something extraordinary.
Mylar designs stitch like applique, but easier. The color change information tells you when to place the Mylar piece and, after stitching, when to tear the excess away.