My sister asked me to make her a pair of gloves she found on instagram that she thought were cute. Trying to find every excuse I can to work on more e-textile projects, I decided to customize it a bit! Additionally, I'd seen instructables on how to make gloves "touchscreen compatible" before and found it to be quite simple and easy! So, here goes my second instructable. :)
**Update 12/29/12: So I left the battery in there thinking it wouldn't die if the lights weren't on, but it did. So I propose using a switch to be able to turn the gloves on and off. It's easier than taking out the battery every time like I have to do now. But I'll probably add a switch in there soon.
What it does
- The embedded LEDs turn on when the hands touch to bring the heart pieces together
- Works with touchscreen devices
- A pair of gloves
--> I used grey because I liked how it contrasted with the pink felt I had.
- One sheet of felt
--> I used pink. Can be found at most crafts stores. I bought mine at Michael's.
- Regular thread
--> I used white because the contrast looked nice against the pink and grey.
--> Embroidery thread would work best, but I didn't have any, so I used normal sewing thread.
- Conductive Thread
--> You can buy this through sparkfun.com or adafruit.com.
--> I prefer the bobbin thread as I find it isn't as stiff as the other thread they sell.
- Lilypad Coin Cell Battery Holder
--> If you want the ability to turn on/off your project, these battery holders have built in switches.
- 3V Coin Cell Battery
- 2 3mm Red LEDs