Embroidered fabrics

Are you looking for particularly elegant woven goods? Embroidered fabrics are the right fabrics for designing fine products. Embroidery has a tradition going back thousands of years and is defined according to DIN 60000 as: “Flat structures in which embroidery threads are drawn by hand or by machine through an embroidery base (embroidery base), e.g. woven or knitted fabric. In certain processes, the embroidery floor can be completely or partially removed at a later date.”

The DIN definition mentioned corresponds to traditional embroidery, where an existing product e.g. B. a tablecloth, a T-shirt or a hat is decorated by embroidering threads or other decorative objects (beads, cords or appliqués) in a specific arrangement so that a pattern is created on the base material. Embroideries are also known as “decorative textiles.” Embroidering refines the base material and gives it a visual effect through color, shape and 3D effects. These products belong to the classic aesthetic embroidery.

Embroidered fabrics are very popular due to their particularly elegant look and feel when sold by the meter. The particularly elegant embroidered fabric is ideal for sewing women's clothing, for example. But home accessories and individual decorations can also be made from high-quality embroidery fabric. You can easily sew home textiles such as curtains, tablecloths, towels, bed linen, pillows, curtains and even covers yourself from this wonderful fabric.

Our range includes many heavy but also light embroidery qualities. We offer embroidered fabrics with appliqués as well as plain decorative fabrics decorated with embroidery threads for the design of your interior. We have a variety of modern patterns and also classic designs in stock for you in high-quality yard goods. Our embroidered fabrics are wonderfully decorative and can be used in many areas such as living rooms, bedrooms or dining rooms.

Our embroidered fabrics can be easily sewn using any conventional household sewing machine, even in multiple layers. We offer high-quality embroidered cotton or linen fabrics as well as various mixed qualities. The price of our fabric by the meter refers to 0.5 meters, the width of our embroidered fabrics varies depending on the product (the fabric width is approximately 140 cm). The fabric is delivered in one piece. You're sure to find the right design for your next sewing project.

In this article:

  • How are embroidered fabrics made?
  • What special properties do embroidered fabrics have?
  • What do you have to consider when cutting embroidered fabrics?
  • What do I have to consider when sewing embroidered fabrics?
  • Care tips for embroidered fabrics
  • All information about embroidered fabrics in one summary

How are embroidered fabrics made?

How are embroidered fabrics made? In embroidery, the basic goods are refined by pulling through or sewing on additional threads. When applied to the surface of the textile, an elegant, unique pattern is created. Embroidered fabrics are often made from a plain weave base fabric. Embroideries are made from various raw materials such as cotton, hemp or linen and sometimes mixed with synthetic fibers.

Important embroidery techniques are:

  • Cross stitch
  • Kilim engraving
  • Tapestry stitch
  • Needle painting
  • Ajour embroidery
  • Richelieu embroidery
  • Hardanger

What special properties do embroidered fabrics have?

What properties do embroidered fabrics have? Above all, embroidered fabrics have an important tactile and visually high-quality character. Other properties can vary greatly depending on the type of weave, the type of embroidery and the yarn used.

What are embroidered fabrics used for?

A wide variety of sewing projects can be implemented with embroidered fabrics. If you are a beginner making your first attempts with embroidered fabrics, we recommend sewing pillowcases or tablecloths. Easy-to-implement nutrition projects help you get a feel for these materials. As an improvement, more sophisticated projects such as bags, curtains, clothing or even upholstery work are available.

Embroidered fabrics are suitable for special products that need to look fashionable and elegant. These materials are something very special because of their three-dimensional surface. Here are some sample products you can make from embroidered yardage:

  • Women's outerwear
  • skirts
  • Upholstery work
  • Pillow
  • Bags
  • Set the table
  • napkins
  • Curtains
  • curtains

In addition to sewing, embroidered fabrics can also be glued or stapled, for example to reupholster chairs or corner benches with upholstery fabrics.

What do you have to consider when cutting embroidered fabrics?

There are a few points to consider when cutting embroidered fabrics, which we explain below.

Embroidered fabrics can be difficult to cut due to their extensive embroidery. As with most fabrics, you should pay attention to the direction of the thread and, if necessary, the pattern while pinning the pattern pieces. Ideally, if you have a particularly stiff version, use a thimble to push your needles through the fabric. After marking, cutting should be done with either good scissors or a rotary cutter. If the fabric is relatively thick, a sharp cutting tool should be used so that cutting the fabric does not become unnecessarily difficult.

What do I have to consider when sewing embroidered fabrics?

Since embroidered fabrics are available in a wide variety of designs on the market, no general statement can be made here. The appropriate needle, sewing foot and thread must be selected depending on the type of embroidered fabric.

Tip: If you want to reupholster your furniture, you can staple or glue many of our embroidered fabrics without any problems. A majority of our embroidered fabrics are ideal for upholstery.

Care tips for embroidered fabrics


Have you decided on an embroidered fabric? When determining the optimal care for embroidered fabrics, the first thing that is important is what kind of product you have made. Due to their special construction, many materials can only be cleaned with dry cleaning. Before washing, we recommend cleaning the fabric with a dirt eraser or a damp sponge. This is often enough to remove stains from the embroidered fabric.

As a rule, embroidered fabrics can be washed gently in the washing machine. To do this, choose a wool wash cycle and the appropriate wool or mild detergent. The washing temperature should not exceed 30°C and excessive spinning should be avoided in order not to negatively influence the appearance of the embroidered fabric.


After washing, you can hang the embroidered fabric to dry or lay it out on terry cloth or another absorbent surface to allow the material to dry smoothly. Our embroidered fabrics are not suitable for tumble drying.


If necessary, our embroidered fabrics can be ironed at a light temperature. Basically, the temperature depends on the material composition. Pure cotton or linen is ironed at a slightly higher temperature than, for example, material blends made of cotton and synthetic fibers. If in doubt, take a look at the information about our material composition and the technical information about our fabrics, where you will find information on how to care for our products.

All information about embroidered fabrics in one summary

  • Embroidered fabrics are available in natural materials or as blends
  • The most important properties are a wonderful feel and appearance
  • Suitable for interior sewing projects
  • Embroidered fabrics are washed gently or subjected to dry cleaning; stains should be removed in advance with a damp sponge. Embroidered fabrics should be ironed at a maximum low temperature and when dry.