eTextile Trading Cards

eTextile Trading Cards are a set of six cards we developed to help students quickly compare conductive materials for use in wearables. We compared each material acting as power and ground traces in a simple circuit comprised of a 3.3V…

Solar Scarf

 Level: Intermediate-Advanced The goal of this project was to use flexible, conductive materials (eTextiles) in combination with flexible solar panels to create a garment that can reliably generate power while also being durable, flexible and comfortable, ie– wearable!  This…

Wire on Fabric with Solder: Swatch 01

Attachment to fabric: In this test, the wire is attached to the fabric with a zigzag stitch, completed on a sewing machine. To do this, you should sew on either side of the wire (not through the wire). The zigzag…

Hand Sewing Basics

A simple method for threading a needle. You can also try pushing the end of the thread through the eye of the needle directly, but if your thread is frayed, it may be difficult.