Inspired by Becky Stern's Electronic Embroidery Tutorial, this pattern uses LEDs as the string of lights on a felt Christmas tree applique.

I've included a tree pattern that fits 8" or 6" embroidery hoops, or you can make your own shape.

Step 1: Materials

You will need:
  • Embroidery hoop (8" or 6")
  • Fabric
  • Green felt
  • Star shaped button
  • Embroidery floss
  • Embroidery needle
  • Pins
  • Scissors
  • Round/needle nose small pliers
  • 8 LEDS (5mm for an 8" hoop, 3mm for a 6" hoop)
  • LilyPad Coin Cell Battery Holder (if this is too big for the 6" hoop pattern, a sewable battery holder will also work)
  • 3V 20mm coin cell battery
  • LilyPad Slide Switch
  • Conductive thread
  • Ribbon
  • Glue gun
how lovely!

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Bio: I'm a digital artist/crafter/maker who likes electronics & sewing.
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