Intro: Wearable #1: Bear Corsage
You will learn how to make a stuffed bear you can wear as a "corsage" around your neck! It will contain circuits to make a part of the bear (its paw) light up!
Step 1: Step 1
Decide what shape you want your animal to be. I wanted a cat/bear type of toy but you can make it any shape. Get two pieces of fabric, the undersides facing the outside, and sandwich them together. Using a wax crayon, draw the shape you want. Then, draw another shape that looks just like it, 1/2 centimeter from the outline you already have. You will sew along this line.
Cut out the bigger shape for both sheets of fabric. Your result should look like the second picture.
Step 2: Step 2
Sew along the inner line, combining the two sheets of fabric. Sew all of the inner line except for about two inch section near the foot. This is where you will put in the stuffing for the animal. Stop at that point and knot off the thread.
Step 3: Step 3
Get a bunch of yarn and bundle it together to make a bouncy-feeling filling for your stuffed bear. Turn your two sewn sheets inside out so we don't see the marks where you drew the outline. Then, start stuffing the yarn through the leg. Make sure the arms and ears are taut by poking in your fingers into those to make sure the stuffing gets all the way inside.
Step 4: Step 4
Now comes the hardest part. Use the diagram above to sew in the circuits.The most difficult part is figuring out how to sew the circuits in so that they do not interfere with the aesthetic, cute look of the bear. I solved this problem by attaching the necklace made of a strip of fabric (since it's a corsage) and sewing in the circuit threads over those, to make it look like part of the sewing of the bear itself.
Step 5: Step 5
Now you have your bear! Feel free to sew eyes, a face, and other decorations on. I sewed on a rose for its paw and tied a red string around it as a sash. :) When you put the battery in the socket, the light comes on!