The Perfect Backings & Toppings for your Embroidery Projects
Fil-Tec offers a wide selection of quality tear away, cut away and specialty backings and toppings for all your needs
Whether you are a large embroidery house, home sewer, or somewhere in between, we have the right packaging to meet your requirements. Browse through our selection of pre-cut bundles, rolls, and even convenient perforated rolls to find the right style and quantity for your specific job needs.
Backing Reference Chart
Here is a handy tool to help you reference the correct backings for all your specialized jobs!
Industry Leading Tearaway,Cutaway & Water-Soluble Backings & Toppings
The most popular choice among embroiderers is tear away. Tear away allows for jobs to be finished faster because the backing can be torn from the garment. Tear away eliminates any time-consuming cutting around the garment with scissors.
Cut away backing is most often used when an embroiderer is working with a light or stretchy fabric. This type of backing is sturdier and provides more stability for lighter weight fabrics. Once the design is done, cut away backing must be trimmed with scissors.
Fil-Tec offers a variety of water soluble and environmentally friendly toppings. We carry the authentic products which ultimately will save you time and money.
Specialty Backings & Toppings
This backing is used to improve the crispness of lettering and columns. Cap backing also helps keep the frames in place and prevents the registration or alignment from slipping.
Peel 'N' Stick backing has a pressure sensitive coating and a release liner. Once the design is sewn, the backing can be easily torn away.
Fuse-Adhere is a permanent double- sided fusible film with a wax paper backing.
A three-dimensional effect is achieved when placed under your satin stitch embroidery. It is often used for elevating 3D machine embroidery patterns.
Special clear film which dissolves when heated by a hot dry iron.