Introduction: Conductive Thread Inside a Fabric Bias Tube Aka Tubes of Conductiveness

A method of attaching conductive thread to fabric.
Great application when you can't, or don't, want to sew the conductive threads into your garment.

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Step 1:

Lay out fabric to cut bias strip.
Bias of the fabric will be 45 degrees to the selvedge edge.
Light weight sheer fabrics are best.

Step 2:

Use a straight edge and a rotary blade to cut fabric on a 45 degree angle from selvedge edge of fabric.

Step 3:

Sew conductive thread to one end of bias fabric strip.
Leave your thread tails as long as your fabric strip.

Step 4:

With right sides together sew a straight stitch the length of the fabric strip.
The stitching line should be about 1/4 inch or less from the folded edge.
The conductive thread and long thread tails should be on the outside of the fabric.

Step 5:

Thread a darning needle with the long thread tail and knot them to the needle.

Step 6:

Feed the needle into the bias tube.

Step 7:

Gently push the need thru the tube.

Step 8:

Pull the needle thru the open end of the bias tube.

Step 9:

As you pull the needle and thread thru the tube the fabric and conductive thread will follow resulting in the right side of the fabric comming out with the conductive thread inside.

sounds confusing but just gently pull and you'll see what I mean.
Think of snake coming out of it's hole.

Step 10:

Finished Tube of Conductiveness!
A bias fabric tube with conductive thread inside.

TIme to go make something groovalicious......