Introduction: Handmade Lilypad Electronic Embroidery

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Hand-made electronic embroidery kit with simple lines that allow everyone can embroider cute patterns.DIY gifts, store decoration, children's manual training, a variety of venues and a variety of uses, so that simple patterns sparkle.

This is an electronic embroidery I made some time ago, combining lilypad, conductive wire and traditional embroidery techniques. After embroidering a simple and cute pattern, decorating the pattern with LED small lights, the effect is good, whether it is handmade entertainment or as a gift or decorative ornaments, is a good choic.


Printed cloth*1


Pattern corresponding color line

The number of LED small light modules corresponding to the number of patterns

Gray conductive wire*1

Button Battery*1

Lilypad power board*1(Lilypad is a modified version of arduino, mainly used in sewing/wearing electronics)

Step 1: Prepare Materials

Step 2: Fixed Cloth

Disassemble the two parts of the circular frame, frame the cloth into the circular frame, and flatten and fix it. (The cloth will inevitably have creases during transportation. If you think that the crease of the cloth affects the pattern, you can iron the cloth in advance with an electric iron.)

Step 3: Embroidered Pattern

3 line for each color (the product is about 6 wires wound together). Referring to the finished pattern, the line of the corresponding color is embroidered on the pattern of the cloth with a needle on the cloth.

Step 4: Connect the Circuit With a Conductive Wire

Place the red small LED light on the back of the cloth, and the white light is facing the front of the pattern. The small lamp corresponds to the position of the small hole in the cloth, and the position of the small hole on both sides of the LED lamp is fixed on the cloth with a gray conductive wire.(Here, you need to pay attention to the small plate with battery and each LED small lamp should pay attention to the positive and negative, "+" and "+" with a gray conductive line, "-" and "-" with a gray Conductive wire. Therefore, behind the cloth, two separate conductive wires are used to connect the LED small lamps.Such a connection can achieve a series connection of circuits.)

Step 5: Install Battery

Install the button battery in the lilypad.

Step 6: Finishing Excess Cloth

Cut or fix the excess cloth behind, but be careful not to block the power switch. You can refer to these way

Step 7: Finished

In this way, an electronic embroidery work is completed. Here, let's take a look at how I do it. Of course, you can design more patterns yourself. If you want to buy ready-made materials, including cloth with a good pattern, you can click on the link below.

Material package link