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  • TW19 commented on AmberO16's instructable Simple Sewn Circuit

    Hi Amber (I have a daughter called Amber. Your parents had good taste in name selection)I hope I didn't come across as too critical. I was fascinated by the idea of a sewn circuit, and I could probably work out what to do from your instructions, but there are times I would struggle to bridge the gap, like knowing what stitches to use to create the circuit - is a simple - - - - type stitch ok, or would it lose conductivity that way? Would I need to use backstitch ----- etc? What would someone want to make one for, or what could you make with one?Where do you purchase conductive thread? I can't say I've ever seen it down at the fabric store. Where would you find LEDs? And other seemingly simple questions like what do you curl the LED legs with? There's no pliers on your list of requirement…

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    Hi Amber (I have a daughter called Amber. Your parents had good taste in name selection)I hope I didn't come across as too critical. I was fascinated by the idea of a sewn circuit, and I could probably work out what to do from your instructions, but there are times I would struggle to bridge the gap, like knowing what stitches to use to create the circuit - is a simple - - - - type stitch ok, or would it lose conductivity that way? Would I need to use backstitch ----- etc? What would someone want to make one for, or what could you make with one?Where do you purchase conductive thread? I can't say I've ever seen it down at the fabric store. Where would you find LEDs? And other seemingly simple questions like what do you curl the LED legs with? There's no pliers on your list of requirements.In regards to the video - it doesn't help and it's obvious it's a slideshow for a class assignment for people that have already learned the basics of creating these circuits. A quick Google search brought up these videos that may be more appropriate to use:https://www.google.com.au/search?q=what+are+sewn+c...What material can you use to make them? What is best, and why (strength, ability to hold shape, etc)? I can tell you've used felt, but some people may not know that. What size pieces do you need? Also, you change from a pink item to a blue one at the end. People may wonder if they've somehow missed the part where you turn it over, or replace the fabric, or colour it in with a Sharpie, or whatever made the finished product different to the one that was made throughout the tutorial.What does cross hatching stitching look like? Photos showing stitches in place would be great!This whole sentence was impossible for me to understand. I've marked the areas that assume prior knowledge and would prevent most people from using your instructable with **.The battery pack is sewn on with regular thread after **the conductive** is in place. Remeber to **terminate your ends** after finishing **the "+" and "-" sides of your circuit**.And I'm not sure if you have already done a quick tidy up or not, but there doesn't seem to be all that many spelling/grammar sins. Check on "remember" in the last sentence though as it's missing an "m".I hope this helps!Regards,Tracy.

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