Introduction: Synaptic Fabric

Picture of Synaptic Fabric

For PJ's Mom: the tedious process of making the fabric for Synaptic, as seen in my avatar.

Step 1:

Picture of

Gather materials:
I used black light reactive rip-stop nylon, ribbons, yarn, thread and string.
You can use anything that supports your design idea or happen to have on hand.

Step 2:

Picture of

Take your yardage and start sewing a zig-zag stitch.
Add ribbons, yarn string and change your stitch thread color.
Overlap, overlay over-do.
Make all of your yardage for the final garment.

Step 3:

Picture of

Cut out your pattern.

Step 4:

Picture of

Pin right sides together and with a straight stitch sew the garment together.

Step 5:

Picture of

Use an iron to press seams open.
My fabric would melt so I finger pressed the seams open.

Step 6:

Picture of

Sew more, yes more, ribbons, threads and yarns over the seams.
Make sure the seams are pressed open as you sew over them.
More more more.........
The fabric should be textured, layered and puckered.

Step 7:

Picture of

Finish your garment.
Where needed match lining, facings and inter-facings.


émeline wang (author)2013-11-24

Do clothes are amazing!l like it very much !

mslaynie (author)2011-04-14

WOW!!! I am in LOVE!!! I wonder if you could somehow add glitter to this... if so? OMG, LOVE!!! I'm imagining black-light reflective nail polishes and/or paints splattered onto the fabric to add character! (Because clearly, there's not enough character already!! *laughs*)

baseball_babe (author)2009-02-05

really cool!!!!!!!!!!!

scafool (author)2008-12-21

Yes indeed, a Jackson Pollock in fabrics instead of housepaints.

gloflyer (author)2008-12-20

Beautiful! What do you wear it for?

Lynne Bruning (author)gloflyer2008-12-21

Well, I started to make her for myself. Unfortunately, by the time all of the additional structural details of linings and inter-facings were sewn into the garment I could no longer wear her. So goes the experiment......

circusaroundtheworld (author)2008-12-20

that is truly a beautiful piece - where could I find black lite reactive fabrics ?

luckily they are everywhere! To help train my eye I found a little black light flashlight, or you could just get a black light LED and a coin battery. Carry it with you on your resource expeditions. This is how I found the surveyor's string, flagging tape, rip-stop nylon and so many other options.

thedubbedmime (author)2008-12-20

wow, that looks like it took a long time to make. turned out nice too! good job

Kiteman (author)2008-12-20


About This Instructable




More by Lynne Bruning:Halloween GlowHearts A'Glow!Hello Kitty!  Its Valentine's Day!
Add instructable to: