In my beautiful circuit assignment, I have constructed and designed a pouch made for men and women. It is made out of cotton muslin, one undyed but silkscreened a geometric print and the inside is nature dyed with woad. I machine sewed the pieces together, added a white zipper on top and then began the process of putting my circuit together. I hand-sewed conductive thread in a square shape to go along with the geometric print. Placing the power source inside the bag prevented the design in the front to be unobstructed. I wanted the light to be a simple addition to the designs and that only shut off if you pulled out the battery.
materials & parts list…
LED lights, 3V battery, alligator wire, power source, conductive fabric
electronic materials purchased from Creatron Inc.
cotton muslin, woad, zipper
materials purchased from Affordable Textiles
Diagram of Circuit…
Image One – Close up of cotton muslin material used. Nature dyed with woad
Image Two – Silkscreen cotton muslin with woad dyed cotton muslin
Image Three – materials and tools used to construct pouch. Sewing machine, fabric scissors, pins, thread, thread cutter.
Image Four – Used iron to straightened out materials for a clean finish.
Image Five – Added zipper under layers
Image Six – Machine sewed pieces together
Image Seven – hand sewed conductive thread into rectangular shape with LED light
Image Eight & Nine (left) – Hand sewed power source in place with 3V battery. (right) Clipped on alligator wired from power source to conductive fabric
Image Ten – Close up of alligator wire
Image Eleven – Final pouch
Image Twelve – electronic materials used for circuits