Over the Back is a lightweight, permanent stabilizer that is ideal to “cover-the-back” of finished machine embroideries to protect sensitive skin from scratchy stitches. It can also be used as a preparation for all delicate fabrics like silk, satin, lame’, batiste, open weave wovens, and lightweight cottons to help prevent shredding or distortion due to heavy needle penetrations when embroidering. It is comparable to Tender Touch™ by Sulky. Over The Back protects the fabric by giving it the needed support while embroidering, without changing the hand or drape of the fabric. It is ideal for baby and child garments, sports apparel, lingerie, spandex and golf shirts because it stretches with the garment. Another layer can then be applied over the underside of the embroidery to protect sensitive skin from scratchy stitches.