This is a step by step guide to creating your own zippi doll using conductive thread and other e-textiles.
The doll has LEDs as it's eyes, and a tilt switch is used to light the LEDs when the doll is lifted from horizontal to vertical.
Electro Fashion flashing LED kit containing:
2 x LEDs
Conductive thread x 2 metres
An Electro-Fashion Sewable Tilt Switch
Felt 14 x 14 cm
Fleece 20 x 30 cm, 2 off
Normal sewing thread
You will also require the following equipment:
Round nose pliers
Needle with medium/large eye
Large tapestry needle
Optional items for decoration – not an exhaustive list:
Felt for enhancing the eyes
Wool for hair
Fabric for clothes
Sequins, beads etc
Once made please remember that this is not a toy, and is not suitable for small children to play with.