LED Sewing Kit

This kit includes all the supplies you need to get started:

  • 7 meters of conductive thread (stainless steel)
  • 2 sewable battery holders with on/off switch
  • 2 CR2032 batteries
  • 4 LEDs
  • 4 sewable snaps
  • 2 needles

This beginner kit is perfect for adding LEDs to your plush toy, fashion accessory, embroidery, and more using basic hand stitching with conductive thread. It contains enough materials for two projects with two LEDs each or one project with four LEDs.

I designed this to be the best kit for anyone interested in starting out with soft circuits and wearable electronics.

Buy the Kit on Etsy or Tindie

Available colors: cool white, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, pink, candle-flickering warm white

You can make so many different things with this kit! Here are a few ideas to get you started:

Zodiac Embroidery

LED Embroidery

Candle Flicker LED Hair Bow

LED Shoe Clips

Quick LED Robot Ornament

Tools & More Info

Test that each LED works by pinning it onto one of the included coincell batteries. It will only light up one way so if it doesn’t at first, try flipping it around. Notice the longer lead is on the positive side marked +.

I recommend powering two LEDs with one battery. The more LEDs you add, the shorter time the battery will last.

Read my conductive thread guide to learn more about working with it.

Tools you’ll need:

  • Sharp scissors
  • Needlenose pliers
  • Multimeter
  • Low viscosity, quick-setting adhesive such as clear nail polish or Starbond
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