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Spring Ridge Elementary Makerspace: Electric Sewing

Choose a project from the tabs or boxes. Each part has resources and tutorials to create something in the library (and at home, too)!

Electric Sewing Center Check-in

Check-in to the Electric Sewing Makerspace Center HERE, or scan the QR code with your device.
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Electric Sewing Center / Bookmark Booklight Project

Electric sewing, or e-textiles, means combining fabric and electronics like LED lights and microcontrollers, which are tiny computers that can be programmed (or not) to control the lights.

Bookmark Booklight Project - Design and make a bookmark that lights up so you can read at night!  You can search the clipart illustrations on Pixabay for inspiration.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO USE ONLY THE MATERIALS YOU  NEED!

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Image from SewElectric.org

The Sew Electric website has 2 free tutorials for making either a bookmark book light or a sparkling bracelet.  More tutorials and project ideas can be found in the "Sew Electric" book.

Electric Sewing Project Choices

1. Bookmark Booklight

Design and make a bookmark that lights up so you can read at night!  You can search the clipart illustrations on Pixabay for inspiration.

2. Light-Up Bracelet or Armband

Design and make a bracelet or armband that lights up, flashes, or twinkles!  Your design can be anything with 1 or 2 LED lights.

BookmarkBookLight Bracelet

Images from SewElectric.org

How to Start Sewing Your Circuit

Microcontrollers: LilyTiny and LilyTwinkle

More E-sewing Project Ideas

Created and Maintained by Your Teacher-Librarian

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Collette Jakubowicz
Contact:
Spring Ridge Elementary Library
4 Cloister Court, Sinking Spring, PA 19608
610-670-0180 x4707
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Sew Electric Book by Dr. Leah Buechley