Kate Hartman offers the StitchLits LED Sewing Kit on her Etsy store. It is a nice little set to get you started with sewing LEDs, I especially like the way it is packaged in a little tin. There is even a needle and needle threader included so you can literally get started as soon as you open the package!
(Images via KateHartman.com)
SternLab LED Sewing Kit
Becky Stern’s kit is available at the Makers Market and her Etsy shop. Another nice starter kit, she also includes your choice of colors for the LEDs (red, green, blue, white, or yellow). Becky has a great video tutorial on using the kit for those of us who like to watch, rather than read, instructions. She also has a downloadable pattern if you’d like to use the design she demos.
(Images via Sternlab.org)
Aniomagic’s Beginning & Intermediate Kits
Aniomagic has lots of great little modules for creating interactive and electronic crafts. I like how they divided the kits into levels, a very basic beginner kit and then an intermediate kit with some more goodies. And the packing is so much fun! (Can you tell I’m a sucker for great product packaging?) Again, lots of good tutorials and ideas can be found at this site, as well as a great shopping experience.
(Images via Aniomagic.com)
LilyPad E-Sewing Kit
The LilyPad has an official e-sewing kit available at both MakerShed and Sparkfun, which includes some LilyPad LED boards (very easy to sew and look pretty sturdy) and LilyPad Button Boards. The great thing about this kit – you get a whole spool of conductive thread (75 yds).
(Images via Sparkfun)
|Name||Where to Buy||Price||Conductive Thread||LEDs||Battery||Battery Holder*||Extras||Instructions|
|Aniomagic Beginner’s Sewing Kit||Aniomagic||$5.00||~2 yds||
(1) LED Sequin
|(1) 12.5 mm CR1216 coin cell||Fabric Battery Holder||n/a||Beginner Kit|
|Aniomagic Intermediate Sewing Kit||Aniomagic||$15.00||~3 yds||(2) LED Sequins||(1) 12.5 mm CR1216 coin cell||Fabric Battery Holder||Fabric Push Switch, Tilt Switch, 3x4in Fabric Swatch||Intermediate Kit|
|SternLab LED Sewing Kit||MakerShed
|$15.00||2 1/3 yds (7ft)||(2) 5mmColor: Red, green, blue, white, or yellow (your choice)||(1) 20mm CR2032 coin cell||Coin Cell Holder||Snap||LED Sewing Tutorials|
(3) LED Sequins
|(1) 20mm CR2032 coin cell||Coin Cell Holder||Needle, Needle Threader, Snap||How to Sew StitchLits Instructable|
|LilyPad E-Sewing Kit||Sparkfun
|75 yds (1 spool)||(5) LilyPad LEDsColor: Bright White||(2) 20mm CR2032 coin cell||Coin Cell Holder||(3) LilyPad Button Boards|
*it looks like most of these kits use the same type of coin cell holder…