Lately I've been playing with conductive thread and sewing circuits with LEDs into clothing. What I found that I really wanted in these garments was a soft switch to turn my circuit on and off. Who wants to mess around with a clunky plastic switch on a garment? Not I. So, that's when I came up with this.
Here are the things that you need:
1. A project that needs a switch. Could be anything -- let your imagination go crazy!
2. Sewing needles and regular thread (JoAnn Fabric and CraftsJoAnn Fabric and Crafts)
3. Scissors JoAnn Fabric and Crafts
4. Conductive Thread LessEMF
5. Conductive Velcro LessEMF
6. Material JoAnn Fabric and Crafts
7. Fusible Interfacing for Fabric JoAnn Fabric and Crafts
Step 1: Cutting the Switch From Fabric
Next, cut out a rectangle that will fold over onto itself. Then cut two pieces of conductive Velcro, one piece that is the hook side and the other the loop side, that are slightly smaller than half the size of the fabric.