One of the most frequent questions we get asked is whether our Embroider Buddy® skins are tough and durable. We understand that problems can occur and errors happen when you’re embroidering an item. Embroider Buddy® has worked hard to ensure that not only can you remove a stitched design from our skins, but we have also made our skins durable enough to stand up to any wear and tear you may put it through. Not only can you remove the stitching, but also you won’t be able to tell where the removed stitching was in the first place.

Here is a step-by-step picture tutorial of a design being removed from an Embroider Buddy®:

Whenever you embroider an Embroider Buddy®, always use a water soluble webbing on top of the skin to protect the fur from being damaged and use a sticky adhesive backing to help stiffen the skin. Both of these products help create a better-finished result allowing for easier removal of the threads if you make a mistake. By choosing not to use these items, the thread can easily become entangled in the plush and you might not be able to fully remove the thread from the skin.

Step 1
Here is a picture of a completed embroidery design that was stitched on to a Pendrick Penguin skin.
Embroider Buddy with dolphin design Step 2
With a seam ripper, slowly and carefully cut through the front stitches. Be sure to take your time with this step. You want to make sure not to poke through the Embroider Buddy® skin.
Tough and Durable

Step 3
Remove any extra thread, water-soluble webbing or adhesive stabilizer, because you’ll want the skin to be as clean as possible before you embroider the new design.
Remove stitches from an Embroider Buddy Step 4
Your design is now fully removed and your Embroider Buddy® is ready to have it’s new design applied.
Easily remove stitching from Embroider Buddy

Here’s Pendrick Penguin with a new design.
Embroider Buddy®

Have you ever had to remove a design from an Embroider Buddy®? Were you happy with the results? If you haven’t had to remove a design, does this tutorial make more confident about correcting an error?