36″ Polyback Sports Felt
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Polyback Sports Felt features a 1.5-Mil adhesive backing that seals the material and provides stability for cutting + sewing onto garments. NOTE: Can be heat pressed to hold the design in place. Must be sewn. Perfect for creating letters and numbers for retro jerseys, crafting, and appliques. 100% Acrylic.
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Polyback Felt FAQs.
What Is Polyback Felt?
Polyback Sports Felt is a non-woven Acrylic Felt that utilizes an adhesive coating (P600 1.5-Mil 16.5″ Polyback) so that it can be cut easier, layered, re/positioned, heat-pressed and sewn. Because Polyback Sports Felt is a non-woven material there is minimal fraying, if any, making it much easier to achieve a clean cut. Clean cuts are are critical for embroidery machines that demand a precise edge to put a zigzag or satin stitch on the design. NOTE: This product must be sewn down onto the garment(s).
Can This Product Be Layered?
Yes. It can be layered 2 or 3 layers thick with other applique materials for multicolor designs. We recommend a maximum of 3 layers as 4+ can be too thick to heat apply. If used with Metallic Twill, we DO NOT recommend the Metallic Twill as the bottommost layer (background).
Is Polyback Sports Felt PVC-Free?
Polyback Sports Felt and our proprietary Hot-Melt Adhesives are 100% free of Polyvinyl Chloride ("PVC"). PVC contains dangerous chemical additives that can be harmful to your child's health.
Is Acrylic Felt Different From Tackle Twill?
Sports Twill (Tackle Twill) is a densely woven material made from polyester, whereas Sports Felt is a non-woven material made from acrylic. Felt has a textured, fuzzy look that's popular on sweatshirts, hoodies, beanies and retro jerseys.
Can I Cut Polyback Felt On A Tabletop Plotter?
Tabletop plotters aren't 36" wide, so the Polyback Sports Felt will need to be cut down first. However, once properly sized, this fabric cuts clean on many desktop cutters, including Cricut and Silhouette Cameo. 60° blades will work best. On some machines it's called the "thick" blade. Machines vary, but 150 grams of downforce is usually sufficient to get a clean cut. NOTE: This material may be too thick for some plotter cutters.
Does Polyback Felt Have An Adhesive Backing?
Polyback's thermal adhesive backing (P600 1.5-Mil 16.5" Polyback) provides stability for cutting and sewing onto garments. Its polyester-based coating is 100% PVC-free and can be cut using craft cutters, dies, lasers, Ioline flatbed cutters or even hand-cut. This adhesive system is available separately for coating materials other than Acrylic Felt.
How Long Will Polyback Sports Felt Last On Garments?
Acrylic Felt is washable. We have tested this material up to 50 wash and dry cycles without fraying, cracking or peeling. Polyback Sports Felt must be sewn down onto garments, so it should last as long as the garment itself.
Will The P600 Polyback Adhesive Gum Up Sewing Needles?
Our proprietary Hot-Melt Adhesives feature a needle glide additive designed to sew without gumming. Sharp needles work better than ballpoint needles. HINT: Coating the needle with silicone also helps to promote a clean stitch. All manners of stitching work well, including zig zag, satin, bean, and lockstitch.
Can I Use Polyback Sports Felt To Embroider Custom Patches?
Polyback Sports Felt can be used for that purpose, although most patches are made from polyester Sports Twill (Tackle Twill).
Can Polyback Sports Felt Be Used To Decorate Letterman Jackets?
Letterman jackets are typically decorated with chenille letters, which are several times thicker than Polyback Sports Felt letters. Felt can be used on jackets, but it won't be as thick, which can be an advantage in terms of flexibility. Custom Felt designs are also less expensive, with more color options, and often delivered faster than chenille.
How Is Acrylic Sports Felt Different Than Scrim Felt or Wool Felt?
Scrim Felt is a coarse, less dense — albeit heavier and stiffer than Acrylic or Wool — fabric typically used as a lining or background material. In the apparel world, Polyback Sports Felt is used as an applique material. It is a more densely constructed fabric used for finishing garments. If comparing to Wool Felt, note the yarns are different. Acrylic Felt is a manmade synthetic resin. As such, it washes better and needs no special care like Wool Felt.