I got to embroider women’s tops and the fabric is pretty thin. I embroidered a similar fabric for testing using regular lightweight cut-away stabilizer and it did not turn out as well as I hoped which I was expecting. The outline of the cut-away stabilizer shows through the fabric and looks unprofessional. There is like box outline around the design. The only other option I had was tear-away stabilizer which I also tried and found that the fabric puckered after removing the stabilizer which looks much worse than the outline showing through problem previously.
I recently read about polymesh stabilizers and how it’s supposed to deal with the issue of stabilizers showing through the fabric so I gave it a shot. I went to my local embroidery supplies store and purchased a small quantity of polymesh to see if what they claim is true. To make a long story short: It works! The only downside of polymesh is the cost. It’s much more expensive the normal stabilizers, but I don’t know if that’s true all over the place. I only purchase from the same store. So it looks like I’m going to have to buy more!!
Great info. What you can do shop around online and purchase polymesh stabilizers in bulk to save money. The money you’ll save will offset shipping costs.