Introduction: How to Make Conductive Fabric
Need some conductive fabric in a hurry? You can make your own to test some projects with this quick hand-made solution.
Materials: Fusible fabric Aluminium foil Scissors/rotary blade Ruler Iron
Step 1: CUT STRIPS OF FUSIBLE FABRIC
Cut strips of fusible fabric in equally sized pairs. Place the strips on a heat-resistant surface, like a conventional ironing board. Make sure the sides with the glue are facing up.
Step 2: Add Aluminum Strips
Place strips of aluminium foil on the glue side of one of the strips of fusible fabric.
Step 3: Iron
Place the second strip of fusible fabric on top of the foil. ***Ensure that the glue sides are both facing inwards & touching the foil. Slide an iron gently over the top of the fusible fabric, just enough for the fabric to glue together.
Step 4: Cut Strips to Size/Shape
Use a metal ruler and a rotary cutter or scissors to cut out your conductive shapes. And ta da! You have your own hand-made conductive fabric. Just connect the strips with alligator clips to test.
Step 5: Connect
And ta da! You have your own hand-made conductive fabric for use in wearable projects. Just connect it with alligator clips to test.