LilyPad Basics: E-Sewing
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What Is Conductive Thread?
Conductive Thread is a specialty thread made with stainless steel fibers. It can be used instead of copper wiring to connect LilyPad (or other e-textile) pieces together to create circuits.
SparkFun carries a few conductive thread options:
This tutorial will focus on hand sewing techniques, but conductive thread can also be used in a sewing machine and embroidery machines. Here are some specific resources on using conductive thread in machines: