Recommended by Durkee for hoopless embroidery, A self-adhesive, clean and easily processed backing material (special non-woven fabric) coated on one side with a solvent-free environmentally-friendly dispersion adhesive. It is designed for cold setting of wovens and knitwear, to be gentle on embroidery and to enhance the embroidered pattern on image. Not hazardous to health, no special disposal required, workplace stays clean.

Filmoplast Stic is a self-adhesive, non-woven embroidery backing that allows you to save time and money in your commercial embroidery operations. Application is simple, and Filmoplast is a perfect embroidery stabilizer for projects involving lightweight materials and delicate fabrics. Gunold's exclusive Filmoplast Stic embroidery backing provides many benefits with its versatility and ease of use.

FILMOPLAST is a sticky tear-away stabilizer that is ideal for use on items that cannot be hooped or are too small to fit in a hoop. Any item, particularly small items, can be embroidered easily by finger-pressing them onto FILMOPLAST. It eliminates hoop marks on fabrics like sweatshirt fleece, Ultrasuede, velvet, brushed velour, brushed denim, silk, flannel, knitted fabrics and caps. It also easily stabilizes woven and knit materials while improving stitch images. FILMOPLAST is therefore the epitome of stabilizer versatility!

  • Self-adhesive, tear-away stabilizer
  • For leather, fleece, velour, velvet - any napped fabrics to prevent hoop-burn
  • For items that cannot be hooped because of their size
  • Available in black and white

  • Knit Fabrics
  • Caps
  • Ribbon
  • Doll Clothes
  • Pockets
  • Cuffs Collars
  • Socks
  • Any "unhoopables"
  • Fleece, velour - any napped fabrics to prevent hoop-burn
Self-adhesive non-woven backing which allows you to save time and money. Simple and clean to use coated on one side with a solvent free ageresistant and permanently elastic acrylate adhesive. Great for hoopless embroidery. Eliminates the use of spray adhesives or double sided tape. Can be used across the entire border frame or in a single hoop.

Basic Embroidery Production Steps and Concepts Using Filmoplast Sticky Embroidery Backing:

Many uses: Filmoplast works great with items that are too small or too bulky to be hooped. You can also use Filmoplast in hoops, continuous border frames, or for embroidering hats on standard machines.
Simple to Use: Just peel off the protective paper of Filmoplast® Stic and attach the garment or embroidery blank to the adhesive side of the non-woven backing.
No Additional Supplies Needed: Lay your material to be embroidered out on a span of Filmoplast® Stic and embroider without the use of costly embroidery clamping devices, spray on adhesives, or cumbersome supplies.
Go Hoop-less on Small Items: Your embroidery machine operators will love this for small items such as button parts, pockets ready cut, vignettes, cotton bonds, caps, etc. - they can go hoop-less!
Use with a Variety of Fabrics: With this embroidery method, you eliminate all marks on thin material such as cashmere, needle point, etc., and stretchable fabric can be smoothly placed on the machine with Filmoplast® Stic. Embroiders will not encounter shrinkage of the embroidery sewout after stitching. This is an important factor for jersey ware, T-shirts, fleece material, sweats, and so much more.
Save Time: When you go hoop-less with your embroidery designs you not only save time and effort by avoiding the hooping process altogether, but there is no need for spray adhesive.
Save Money - Reuse: After finishing the job, remove the Filmoplast from the embroidered garment, and save money by using the same sheet of Filmoplast® Stic again by closing the window with a scrap piece of Filmoplast® Stic. This is another example of Gunold's green embroidery products.
Safe for Your Machine and Needles: The adhesive will not stick to the embroidery machine or embroidery needle, and it will not harm your embroidery machine electronics.
Environmentally Friendly: Filmoplast Stic embroidery backing is an environmentally green product in several ways. The adhesive material is solvent free and environmentally friendly, and as previously stated, Filmoplast can be re-used by the green-minded embroiderer.

Embroidery sticky film Filmoplast Demonstration - YouTube

Filmoplast works great with items that are too small or too bulky to be hooped. Watch Filmoplast in action during this demonstration of embroidering a towel. By Deborah Jones

Oh No! A Embroidery Hoop Pop Out! A Great Fix Using Filmoplast by Deborah Jones

Advanced Embroidery Demonstration Using Filmoplast, KK100, Solvy by Deborah Jones
How do I get the sticky from Filmoplastoff the frame?

Prior to using your frames apply a light coat of Orange Oil, Citrus Oil, Goo-Gone or similar product (found in most home centers and hardware stores) to the back of the frame and wipe off. This leaves a very light film of the residue behind so the sticky backing releases easier. Most importantly, remove the sticky backing from the frame as soon as you complete your project by pulling it off slowly. The longer it remains applied the tackier it becomes and the harder it is to remove.

Take the excess you removed and make a ball with the sticky portion facing out. Then, dab the frame to remove any remaining adhesive residue. Another method is to let the frame soak in a sink overnight with a small amount of dish washing detergent. Use just enough water to cover the bottom of the frame and not damage the label on top of the frame.

If you have excess residue you can use a PLASTIC paint scraper or PLASTIC scouring pad or Magic Eraser. NEVER use anything METAL to scrape the frames. Each frame has an anodized coating that seals the aluminum frame and you should never scratch the frame.

I usually recommend that the frames be cleaned with something like GooGone before they are used as this will help with the removal process. It is also dependent on what sticky-back is used as some are much stickier than others and therefore leave a lot more residue. The frames don’t have to be cleaned each time, but you don’t want a big build up of leftover stabilizer on the back of the frames as this could result in the sticky back not properly adhering to the back of the frame. I usually tell people that it’s a good idea to clean them at the end of the day, but it’s a personal choice. GooGone can be used to remove the excess sticky from the frames. You can also use MagicErasers, warm soapy water (I use dawn dishwashing soap), and from what I’ve been told people are also having success with Windex. I hope this helps. Mike Johns, Educator

3M 08984 General Purpose Adhesive Cleaner Liquid: This is what professionals use. It is best to be used in a ventilated area. Seth, Service Tech, AllBrands.