ETextiles: Sewing Machines and Conductive Thread

Introduction: ETextiles: Sewing Machines and Conductive Thread

Using conductive threads with your home sewing machine.

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    5 Discussions

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    m.vanderlecq
    m.vanderlecq

    Question 7 weeks ago on Introduction

    Hey Lynn, thank you very much for this instructable. Could you write down the specs (diameters, etc) of the different threads you use for sewing with the machine?

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    ceremona
    ceremona

    2 years ago

    Hey Lynn. Thanks for this instructable. Wondering if any of the two machine threadable fibers are steel based or ferrous? Thanks.

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    mykiscool
    mykiscool

    7 years ago on Introduction

    What's couching? How are couches related to electronics?

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    Lynne Bruning
    Lynne Bruning

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Couching is a sewing term. It is when you sew either by machine or by hand a thread to a fabric by using a secondary thread over the original thread. Generally used in embroidery techniques.

    Couching as a thinking term - Hackerspaces, schools and thinking zones should have couches to nap on because that interstitial space between awake and sleep is the best for brainstorming electronic projects.

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    mykiscool
    mykiscool

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Haha, the second answer is funny, thanks.