Step 7: Last Step: Sowing on the EL Wire to jacket
So I finally get to sew on the el wire, and this was frustrating process. My first attempt, I sewed only certain areas to hold the shape in place. Wha...
For this instructables project, I thought I would take an audio sensor, EL Wire and a jacket and have the EL wire form an (A) for Alabama. The goal for the project: I want the EL wire to light up when someone made noises.
Below is a video of a demonstration of the EL wire A blinking when I make sound.
EL wire starter Relay Arduino Audio sound sensor Jacket Heat-n-Bond Liquid Stitch Glue Pure Color ribbin (black) Inverter 8x AA battery Velcro Fabric Needle Thread
Step 2: Step 1: Sowing arduino and audio sound sensor to jacket
First, I cut a hole down one side of jacket (AKA inside) and I sewed the sound sensor to the collar of the jacket with needle and thread. Then I did the same with the arduino, but I put it inside the hole I made.
Step 3: Step 2: Make templates with the fabric
I do recommend you drawing and cutting out templates on paper before cut the fabric
First I made templates out of paper and put the templates on the fabric. I cut the fabric into each of the paper shape templates…
Step 4: Step Three: Ironing on the cut fabric with Heat-n-Bond
I took the Heat-n-Bond Hem tape and placed pieces on the jacket were I was going to put the fabric. Once I laid the fabric over the Heat-n-Bond, I took my iron and placed it on top of the fabric. I let the iron set for 20 seconds. (count 1,2,3…20) For where the buttons are, I split the fabric down the middle. Once I put down the Heat-n-Bond and fabric, I wouldn’t cover the buttons.
Step 5: Step 4: Adding black ribbon to jacket
I added black ribbon on the ends of the fabric pieces on the jacket for looks and to protect the ends of the fabric from ripping/tearing ex. I recommending you gluing and lying down the ribbon a little bit at a time and let the glue dry for 30 minutes or so before continuing with gluing and lying ribbon down.
Step 6: Step 5: Hook up the components. Inverter, Relay, and battery
I bought an inverter and a 8x AA battery holder. I connected each piece accordingly. Look at the drawing, this shows how I connected everything.