Not many, but some bags have embroidery on their packs. Bags like beach or tote have embroidery in them for decoration, identification and advertising. Not only on bags, but embroidery looks good on everything like on clothes, bedsheets, pillow covers etc. Words, initials, design and logos are embroidered onto many objects made from the material.

Removing embroidery on backpacks is not tricky; using a needle can do it, or there is a unique tool to remove embroidery.

Embroidery is a “thread art” used on garments and other things, and it looks great on everything.

There are two easy ways to remove embroidery from a backpack

Think before removing the stitches because stitching them again is challenging and professional if it’s being released.

When you want to remove the embroidery stitches, use the right tool and follow the easy process.

Method1:-Removing embroidery from seam ripper.


  • Needle or seam ripper.
  • Tweezers/suture removers or lint rollers for removing the left-over thread
  1. This method is only used when the embroidery is hand made.
  2. The first and the main rule, always to start removing the embroidery from the back.
  3. Start it from the corner.
  4. Hold the bag, so the embroidery is accessible and holds the ripper/needle/eraser on the other hand.
  5. Cut the stitches with a seam ripper. The stitched area is a little bit more raised than the fabric. Do it carefully to protect your fingers from the ripper.
  6. Continue to push the threads out to cut five or six lines located next to each other with the ripper and then turn the bag and take out the threat from the front.

Repeat the same thing till you want embroidery to be removed from the bag, and in between, use your hands to remove the thread.

Method2:-Removing embroidery with an eraser.


  • Peggy’s stitch eraser/moustache trimmer/bikini trimmer/eyebrow shaper razor/disposable eraser/ straight-edged razor for removing the thread.
  • Tweezers/suture removers or lint rollers for removing the left-over thread.
  1. An embroidery eraser is available online; you can purchase it. It looks like a pair of trimmers for beards. Should use the eraser for machine embroidery and not for hand embroidery.
  2. Turn the fabric to the back because embroidery is thinner on the backside, which will make the eraser cut through quickly. Some embroidery has stabilizers attached to it; first, tear these stabilizers away.
  3. Place the eraser on the embroidery corner, make sure the blades are digging the threads, not the fabric. Take a segment of the embroidery and slowly push the eraser forward for only one inch.
  4. If you’re removing a logo, you can move the eraser across the entire width.
  5. Now, lift the eraser and move on to the next segment—cover removing the embroidery slowly in parts.
  6. Keep going until all the embroidery is removed.
  7. With the left-over stitches, you can remove them by hand or a seam ripper. Machine embroidery is quite tight, and removing it all by eraser is not possible, so at the ending, you have to remove it by hands or seam ripper.
  8. Clean the embroidered area; after taking out the thread, some thread pieces are still present on the fabric. A lint roller can help you clean all the remaining thread particles.

Does removing embroidery leave holes

Yes, it does, but they are not big holes that are easily visible.

But you want to cover that, you can do it by making another your choice good looking embroidery, or you can iron on a patch to cover the unwanted holes.

Another way to fix the holes is to appliqué over the damaged area. Sometimes you don’t even have to remove the stitches to appliqué over the top.

Precautions you should take while removing the embroidery

Here are a few tips you should keep in mind while removing the embroidery; going with the process will help you remove it smoothly.

  • Make sure you use the same tools mentioned above. Because it is next to impossible to cut these tiny threads with scissors.
  • Always remember when you are removing embroidery, remove the threads from the backside of the bag. It gives easy access to the threads and for clean removal of the embroidery.
  • There might be many threads layers upon layers, so have patience while removing the threads and using the tool to the fullest.
  • Start cutting the threads from the corner for giving a much cleaner cut, and pay attention to which thread goes first.
  • Remember from where you started and where you have to end. If you forgot in between, then you can mess up the design.
  • Make sure you are working slowly, cautiously and with putting maximum efforts. Because you just have to cut the thread and not the fabric.


Hopefully, you get a clear idea about how to remove embroidery from your backpack.

Go step by step as mentioned and with all the proper tools.