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After I wrote the Electronic Embroidery article for CRAFT, Vol. 9, I had readers emailing me asking where they could get their hands on small quantities of the supplies needed to embellish their wearables and wall hangings with light. The Sparkfun E-sewing kit is great if you want a whole spool of conductive thread, but for those of you just curious to try out the materials on a smaller scale, I’ve put together this kit of materials for sale on Etsy:

  • 1 sewable battery holder
  • 1 CR2032 coincell battery
  • 4.5 feet of conductive thread (enough for one or two projects)
  • 2 5mm LEDs (your choice of yellow, red, green, blue, or white, or a combination thereof)
  • 1 metal snap for creating a switch


Electronic Embroidery – CRAFT Video Podcast

From the pages of CRAFT, Vol. 09:


“Electronic Embroidery” by Becky Stern, pgs 117-119. View now in our Digital Edition or by the back issue in the Maker Shed.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern is director of wearable electronics at Adafruit Industries. Her personal site:

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