Front of two LED wallet/pursesUsing conductive thread, the student was able to make the purse with little traditional circuitry, keeping the cost and bulk of the purse/wallet down to a minimum. Conductive thread is a relatively new tool for making products, and for items such as this purse/wallet it is ideal for retaining a sense of style along with functionality, rather than trying to hide an electrical circuit and wires inside the lining and making the product too bulky.
Back of two LED wallet/pursesParts required:
- 2 x A5 sheets of felt.
- Small amount of conductive thread (for the battery holder).
- Conductive fabric strips (Iron on - may require Heat'n'Bond).
- Sewable LED light.
- 3V coin cell battery.
- Zip (for purse/wallet opening).
- Hook and Loop (hook and loop fastener) (for purse/wallet opening).
- 100% polyester or other suitable fabric for sublimation printing.
- Sublimation printing paper/or iron on transfer paper alternative.
- Sewing machine.
- Sewing needles.
- Fabric scissors.
- Fabric marker.
- Sublimation printer.
Student's LED wallet/purse showing the inside LED and conductive fabric.
Student's LED wallet/purse showing the inside battery compartment and conductive fabric.We liked the student's project as it looks great and is a lot of fun to make too. By combining electronics and circuitry with product design, e-textile manufacturing, and a bit of creativity, The student has made a solution to a simple problem that people have had for years, and ultimately a successful new product has to offer a solution...which they do in only 9 steps! If you want to have a go at making the purse/wallet yourself, you can follow his Instructables page by clicking HERE and following the simple steps. Do please send us your photos when you're finished too!
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