The LED Sewing kit from the Maker Shed was inspired by my Electronic Embroidery article from CRAFT Volume 09 (buy the back issue). You can follow the instructions in the article (or on my website), or come up with your own unique LED embroidery piece, plush toy, or garment hack. It’s a great way to get started with soft electronics.

Features

  • (1) Sewable battery holder
  • (1) CR2032 coin cell battery
  • (7) Feet of conductive thread (enough for one or two projects)
  • (2) 5mm LEDs (our choice)
  • (1) Metal snap for creating a switch

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Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).