Household Conductive Fabric

Household Conductive Fabric – Kathy Chau and Latiesha Faisal

Objective: We wanted to create some alternatives to create conductive fabric using household items. We wanted to find the quick and easy ways on making conductive fabric without going out and purchasing some. It may be quite expensive and this saves time.
We explored two different methods to connect conductive fabric together.

Method #1: Ironing Method

Materials You Need

  • Iron- On Fusible Interfacing. This is purchased at any craft store or any fabric stores as well.
  • Iron and Ironing Board :You can also purchase this from any craft store or a warehouse as well.
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Scissors: Try using a rotary cutter if you want straight lines. Line this up against a ruler.

Step 1: Cut a piece of aluminum foil at any size that you need. img_3968

Step 2: Crumple the sides up a bit so that you form a flexible material


Step 3: Cut out a piece of fusible interfacing that is the same size as your aluminum foil.


Step 4: Place the interfacing on top of the foil. The foil can be on the matte or the shiny side. The side with the texture is the glue. This faces down.

End Result: img-3961-1

Is it conductive? Yes! It lights up when plugged into alligator clips.


Gluing Method:

Step 1: Grab a piece of any fabric you like: In this case I used felt.

Step 2: Apply glue on the back of the material and stick it onto the aluminum foil you cut out. Make sure to bend it to make it flexible as well.

End Result: img-3960-1

Is it conductive? Yes! It lights up when plugged into alligator clips.


Code I used to test:


Powerpoint Link:


Aluminum Foil Tilt Sensor. How to get what you want. (n.d.). Retrieved March 15, 2022, from

▫Prior, O. (2022 February 17). Making Our Own Digital Switches: Workshop. [Online Lecture.] Retrieved February 20 2022,from

▫ThunderLilyNYC, & Instructables. (2019, November 30). How to make conductive fabric. Instructables. Retrieved March 12, 2022, from

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