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Electronic embroidery/sewing kit

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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

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Electronic Embroidery – CRAFT Video Podcast

From the pages of CRAFT, Vol. 09:

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

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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