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Hello Kitty,
Its Valentines Day!

Do you know what that means?
Thats right!
Its time to light up your life with some eTextile love!


Last year was the STABBY Valentine - a no sew and all glow eTextile love note.
2011 was the Sparkle LED TuTu  partnership with Gala Darling

and this year............

I created a PUNCHY instructable.

Make a badge for your coat or a pillow for your love.
Maybe it becomes a handbag or a quilt?
Whatever you make please post a photo and share the eTextile Love!

Now come over here Kitty.
I'm gonna light you up!

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Step 1: Supplies

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Conductive thread - less than 15 ohms/foot resistance
20mm Battery Holder - sewable
3V Coin Cell Battery - CR2032
2 LEDs - 1.8 mm red

White cotton
White Felt
Black embroidery floss
Red embroidery floss
Chenille size 24 hand sewing needle

Hello Kitty Image

Red Marker
Black Marker

Step 2: Design the Electronic Circuit

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Place the white felt over Hello Kitty image

Using the Red Marker draw the location for the positive trace.
This will connect the positive terminal of the battery holder to the positive lead of both LEDs

Using the Black Marker draw the location for two separate negative traces.
One trace will connect the negative terminal of the battery holder to top of Hello Kitty's nose.
The second trace will connect the negative leads of both LEDs.

Step 3: Trace Hello Kitty to your Fabric

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Place your fashion fabric (white cotton) over Miss Kitty.
Using a disappearing marker or pencil trace Hello Kitty on to your fashion fabric.

Step 4: Sew the Electronic Traces

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Either using your sewing machine, or by hand, sew the electronic traces on to the felt.

Where the positive and negative traces intersect insert a piece of felt to act as a bridge separating electrical current and preventing a short circuit.

Leave about 12 inches of conductive thread at the ends.  You will use this tail to hand sew the hardware in place.

Step 5: Introduce Hello Kitty to Electronics

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Stack the felt with the conductive thread facing up in alignment and on top of the fashion fabric you traced Hello Kitty on to.

Pin the two layers together.

this is the cuuuuuutttteeessssssstttttt
MonkiMan2 years ago
hello kitty with glowing red eyes is kinda creepy.
Lynne Bruning (author)  MonkiMan2 years ago
Perhaps its ..........EVIL KITTY?
bajablue2 years ago
This is darling!!!
Lynne Bruning (author)  bajablue2 years ago
Thanks! I hope it inspires you to give eTextiles a go!
randofo2 years ago
nice gif
Lynne Bruning (author)  randofo2 years ago